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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 14 (Friday, January 23, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-1316]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Community-Based Abstinence Education Performance Progress 
Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0272.
    Description: The discretionary funding Community-Based Abstinence 
Education Program (CBAE) is authorized by Title XI, Section 1110, of 
the Social Security Act (using the definitions contained in Title V, 
Section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act).

Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative

    The CBAE Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative is a 
semiannual report form through which grantees report performance 
information used by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
to evaluate each grantee's compliance with Federal law and progress 
toward achieving its goals. Performance information includes:

Description of major activities and accomplishments during the 
reporting period;
Description of deviations or departures from the original project;
Description of significant findings and events;
Description of dissemination activities;
Description of other activities; and
Description of activities planned for the next reporting period, 
including goals and objectives.

Program-Specific Performance Measure

    The CBAE program is developing a program-specific performance 
measure in response to the PART review (a process by which the Office 
of Management and Budget analyzes and rates a Federal program's 
procedures and strategies for evaluating its effectiveness), for which 
the program received a rating of Adequate. In an effort to gather 
program-specific data on rates of abstinence pre- and post-program 
participation, ACF and the Office of Management and Budget determined 
that a program-specific performance measure should be developed to 
assess key outcomes among program participants. The CBAE office 
convened a panel of abstinence education experts to gather input on the 
measure, and, based on the input provided, the CBAE office is 
developing the measure. CBAE grantees will be required to ask ten to 
fifteen questions of the youth served in a pre- and post-survey, as 
well as a representative sample of the youth served in a post-post 
survey.
    The questions are being carefully constructed by an experienced 
evaluator to measure initiation and discontinuation of sexual 
intercourse as well as two key predictors of initiation: Sexual values 
and behavioral intentions.
    The program office will collect and compile data to establish 
baselines and ambitious targets for the program specific performance 
measure. The data will be aggregated and results will be shared with 
the public as they become available.
    Respondents: Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative--Non-
profit community-based organizations, faith based organizations, 
schools/school districts, universities/colleges, hospitals, public 
health agencies, local governments, Tribal councils, small businesses/
for profit entities, housing authorities, etc.

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Program-Specific Performance Measure--Youth Participants

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Community-Based Abstinence Education Program                  60               2              50           6,000
 Announcement Performance Progress Report/
 Program Narrative..............................
Community-Based Abstinence Education Program--         1,000,000               3            0.17         510,000
 Program--Specific Performance Measure..........
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 516,000.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the 
information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: 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: January 14, 2009.
Janean Chambers
Reports Clearance, Officer.
 [FR Doc. E9-1316 Filed 1-22-09; 8:45 am]
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