Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 73934 [E8-28625]

Download as PDF 73934 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 234 / Thursday, December 4, 2008 / Notices Comments regarding this application must be received by December 29, 2008. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 1, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–28715 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; 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 largescale, 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 of 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 an 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 subgroups, addressing a key study question of who benefits most from this type of marriage education service. Respondents: Low-income married couples. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Average burden hours per response (in minutes) Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Eligibility Checklist ........................................................................................... Informed Consent Form ................................................................................... Baseline Information Form .............................................................................. Self-Administered Questionnaire ..................................................................... Contact Information Sheet ............................................................................... 3126 3126 3126 3126 3126 1 1 1 1 1 5 10 9 11 10 260 521 469 573 521 Estimated Annual Burden Hours .............................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ 2344 Instrument mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Additional Information Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Coment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:35 Dec 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 Administration for Children and Families. Dated: November 26, 2008. Steven M. Hanmer, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–28625 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). OMB No.: 0970–0151. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is planning to collect data on a new cohort for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). FACESis a longitudinal study of a PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual burden hours nationally representative sample of Head Start programs and children that will collect information for Head Start performance measures. Data for FACES will be collected annually through interviews with Head Start parents, teachers, program directors and other Head Start staff, as well as direct child assessments and observations of Head Start classrooms. Information will be collected on a sample of approximately 3,500 children and families from 60 Head Start programs. The methods of data collection will include assessments of Head Start children, interviews with their parents, and ratings by their Head Start teachers. Site visitors will interview Head Start teachers in approximately 350 classrooms and make observations of the types and quality of classroom activities. Interviews will also be conducted with Head Start program directors and other staff. A follow-up for children in Kindergarten will include child assessments, parent interviews, and teacher questionnaires and child ratings. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; 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 largescale, 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 of 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 an 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 subgroups, 
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
                                                  Annual  number     Number of     burden hours      Estimated
                   Instrument                     of respondents   responses per   per response    annual burden
                                                                    respondent     (in minutes)        hours
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Eligibility Checklist...........................            3126               1               5             260
Informed Consent Form...........................            3126               1              10             521
Baseline Information Form.......................            3126               1               9             469
Self-Administered Questionnaire.................            3126               1              11             573
Contact Information Sheet.......................            3126               1              10             521
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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours...............  ..............  ..............  ..............            2344
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Additional Information

    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: 
OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Coment:
    OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of 
information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having 
its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of 
Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-6974, 
Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

    Dated: November 26, 2008.
Steven M. Hanmer,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-28625 Filed 12-3-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M