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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency 
(ISIS)--Intervention Strategy Assessment Guide.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data 
collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing 
Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) demonstration and evaluation. The ISIS project 
will test a range of promising strategies to promote employment, self-
sufficiency, and reduce dependence on cash welfare. The ISIS project 
will evaluate multiple employment-focused strategies that build on 
previous approaches and are adapted to the current Federal, State, and 
local policy environment. The major goals of the project include 
increasing the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of a variety 
of programs for low-income families to sustain employment and advance 
to positions that enable self-sufficiency, as well as producing useful 
findings for both policymakers and program administrators.
    This proposed information collection activity focuses on 
identifying promising strategies to be tested as part of the study. 
Through semi-structured discussions, respondents will be asked to 
comment on the most important strategies and interventions for 
potential evaluation.
    Respondents: Semi-structured discussions will be held with 
administrators or staff of State agencies, local agencies, and programs 
with responsibility for employment-related services or activities for 
welfare and other low-income families; researchers in the field of 
welfare policy, poverty, economic self-sufficiency, and low-wage labor 
markets; and policymakers at various levels of government.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                             Number of        Average burden
             Instrument                   Number of        responses per        hours per         Total annual
                                         respondents         respondent          response         burden hours
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Intervention Strategy Assessment                   400                  1                 .5                200
 Guide..............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, 
Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the paper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: February 6, 2008.
Brendan C. Kelly,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 08-599 Filed 2-8-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M