Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Proposed Projects, 57633 [E8-23203]

Download as PDF 57633 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 193 / Friday, October 3, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Proposed Projects Title: Supporting Healthy Marriage Project Baseline Data Collection Extension. OMB No.: 0970–0299. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is conducting an evaluation study titled Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM). This is a large-scale, multi-site, rigorous test of marriage and relationship skills education programs for low-income married couples. The baseline information collection for the study was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Number 0970–0299) and expires on May 31, 2009. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of ACF’s intent to request an extension of this clearance prior to its expiration. The SHM project is founded on research that indicates that both adults in healthy marriages and their children do better on a host of outcomes. The evaluation study will determine the interim and long-term effectiveness of eight local programs by comparing outcomes on a range of measures for couples and children in the program group to a comparable group of couples randomly assigned to a control group. Baseline information is collected from couples at the time they volunteer to participate in a SHM program. The baseline data collection provides information about the characteristics of the husband and wife and information about their attitudes and beliefs about their relationship at study entry. This information will be used to inform the public, program operators and policymakers about the characteristics of married couples who volunteer for marriage education programs, and, among other uses, it will be used to define and conduct analyses of key sub groups, addressing a key study question of who benefits most from this type of marriage education service. Respondents: Low-income married couples. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Eligibility Checklist ........................................................................................... Informed Consent Form ................................................................................... Baseline Information Form .............................................................................. Self-Administered Questionnaire ..................................................................... Contact Information Sheet ............................................................................... Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,345. Additional Information: In compliance with the requirements of section 506(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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@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 proper 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) VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:33 Oct 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 3,126 3,126 3,126 3,126 3,126 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: September 26, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–23203 Filed 10–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Support Enforcement Office of Child Support Enforcement, ACF, DHHS. AGENCY: Notice to award a sole-source discretionary grant. ACTION: CFDA#: 93.564. Legislative Authority: Section 1115 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C.1315] provides funds and authority to award grants to State IV–D agencies for PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response (minutes) Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 5 10 9 11 10 Estimated annual burden hours 261 521 469 573 521 experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects. Amount of Award: $703,000.00. Project Period: September 30, 2008– February 27, 2010. SUMMARY: A sole-source discretionary grant is being awarded to the Office of the Attorney General, Texas, to provide marriage and relationship education, parenting skills training, case management and home-visiting activities to unwed, new or expectant parents in Tom Green and Harris counties, Texas. The project will examine child support outcomes of families in the treatment and control groups from this project and from a previous project. This grant will also enable collection of data on child wellbeing outcomes, such as number of well-baby health visits, immunizations, home-safety (using a standardized checklist completed by a home visitor), child development (using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, a standardized tool), and quality of the home environment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myles Schlank, Supervisory Program Specialist, Office of Child Support Enforcement, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; 
Proposed Projects

    Title: Supporting Healthy Marriage Project Baseline Data Collection 
Extension.
    OMB No.: 0970-0299.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
conducting an evaluation study titled Supporting Healthy Marriage 
(SHM). This is a large-scale, multi-site, rigorous test of marriage and 
relationship skills education programs for low-income married couples. 
The baseline information collection for the study was previously 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Number 0970-0299) 
and expires on May 31, 2009. The purpose of this notice is to inform 
the public of ACF's intent to request an extension of this clearance 
prior to its expiration.
    The SHM project is founded on research that indicates that both 
adults in healthy marriages and their children do better on a host of 
outcomes. The evaluation study will determine the interim and long-term 
effectiveness of eight local programs by comparing outcomes on a range 
of measures for couples and children in the program group to a 
comparable group of couples randomly assigned to a control group.
    Baseline information is collected from couples at the time they 
volunteer to participate in a SHM program. The baseline data collection 
provides information about the characteristics of the husband and wife 
and information about their attitudes and beliefs about their 
relationship at study entry. This information will be used to inform 
the public, program operators and policymakers about the 
characteristics of married couples who volunteer for marriage education 
programs, and, among other uses, it will be used to define and conduct 
analyses of key sub groups, addressing a key study question of who 
benefits most from this type of marriage education service.
    Respondents: Low-income married couples.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                  Average burden
                                                  Annual  number     Number of       hours per       Estimated
                   Instrument                           of        responses  per     response      annual burden
                                                    respondents      respondent      (minutes)         hours
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Eligibility Checklist...........................           3,126               1               5             261
Informed Consent Form...........................           3,126               1              10             521
Baseline Information Form.......................           3,126               1               9             469
Self-Administered Questionnaire.................           3,126               1              11             573
Contact Information Sheet.......................           3,126               1              10             521
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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,345.
    Additional Information: In compliance with the requirements of 
section 506(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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance 
Officer. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@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 proper 
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: September 26, 2008.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-23203 Filed 10-2-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M