Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 59187 [E9-27444]

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Authority to collect and report this information is found in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Public Law 104–193. Tribal entities with approved Tribal plans for implementation of the TANF program are required by Section 412(h) of the Social Security Act to report financial data. Form ACF–196T provides for the collection of data regarding Federal expenditures. Failure to collect this data would seriously compromise the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) ability to monitor expenditures. This information is also used to estimate outlays and may be used to prepare ACF budget submissions to Congress. Financial management of the program would be seriously compromised if the expenditure data were not collected. 45 CFR Part 286 Subpart E requires the strictest controls on funding requirements, which necessities review of documentation in support of Tribal expenditures for reimbursement. Comments received from previous efforts to implement a similar Tribal TANF report Form ACF–196T were used to guide ACF in the development of the product presented with this submittal. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, Public Law 111–5 has authorized emergency TANF funds to be awarded to States, Tribes, and Territories who meet certain eligibility requirements written in the legislation. TANF Policy Announcement TANF–ACF–PA–2009– 01 provides additional guidance on eligibility requirements. Recipients of ARRA funds are to report spending and performance data to Federal agencies quarterly for posting on the public website, ‘‘Recovery.gov’’. Federal agencies are required to collect ARRA expenditures data and the data must be clearly distinguishable from the regular TANF (non-ARRA) funds. Therefore, in order to meet this data collection requirement, the ACF–196T has been modified with the addition two line items and a column to report ARRA expenditures. The collection and posting of this data is to allow the public to see where their tax dollars are spent. Respondents: All Tribal TANF Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 56 4 1.50 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACF–196T ........................................................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 336 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 336 information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202– 395–7245, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Dated: November 10, 2009. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–27444 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Tribal TANF Financial Report (ACF-196T).
    OMB No.: 0970-0345.
    Description: Tribes use Form ACF-196T to report expenditures for 
the Tribal TANF grant. Authority to collect and report this information 
is found in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Public Law 104-193. Tribal 
entities with approved Tribal plans for implementation of the TANF 
program are required by Section 412(h) of the Social Security Act to 
report financial data. Form ACF-196T provides for the collection of 
data regarding Federal expenditures. Failure to collect this data would 
seriously compromise the Administration for Children and Families' 
(ACF) ability to monitor expenditures. This information is also used to 
estimate outlays and may be used to prepare ACF budget submissions to 
Congress. Financial management of the program would be seriously 
compromised if the expenditure data were not collected.
    45 CFR Part 286 Subpart E requires the strictest controls on 
funding requirements, which necessities review of documentation in 
support of Tribal expenditures for reimbursement. Comments received 
from previous efforts to implement a similar Tribal TANF report Form 
ACF-196T were used to guide ACF in the development of the product 
presented with this submittal.
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, Public 
Law 111-5 has authorized emergency TANF funds to be awarded to States, 
Tribes, and Territories who meet certain eligibility requirements 
written in the legislation. TANF Policy Announcement TANF-ACF-PA-2009-
01 provides additional guidance on eligibility requirements. Recipients 
of ARRA funds are to report spending and performance data to Federal 
agencies quarterly for posting on the public website, ``Recovery.gov''. 
Federal agencies are required to collect ARRA expenditures data and the 
data must be clearly distinguishable from the regular TANF (non-ARRA) 
funds. Therefore, in order to meet this data collection requirement, 
the ACF-196T has been modified with the addition two line items and a 
column to report ARRA expenditures. The collection and posting of this 
data is to allow the public to see where their tax dollars are spent.
    Respondents: All Tribal TANF Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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ACF-196T........................................              56               4            1.50             336
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 336
    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: 
202-395-7245, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children 
and Families.

    Dated: November 10, 2009.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-27444 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
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