Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 68419 [E9-30559]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 246 / Thursday, December 24, 2009 / Notices Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps NCCC Service project Application. OMB Number: 3045–0010. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Current/prospective AmeriCorps NCCC Project Sponsors. Total Respondents: 1200 annually. Frequency: Rolling application process. Average Time per Response: Averages 7.5 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 9000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: December 17, 2009. Mikel Herrington, Acting Director, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. [FR Doc. E9–30558 Filed 12–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of its Learn and Serve America Progress Report. These reports must be completed by all Learn and Serve America grantees in order to ensure appropriate Federal oversight, determine progress toward meeting program objectives and make decisions related to continuation funding. Learn and Serve America provides grants to state education agencies, VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:40 Dec 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 higher education institutions, tribes, and U.S. Territories, national nonprofits and state commissions on nation and community service to implement service-learning programs. To ensure appropriate oversight of Federal funds, Learn and Serve America requires all grant recipients to submit Progress Reports describing grant activities and progress toward approved program objectives. Information received from the reports informs continuation funding decisions and how to target training and technical assistance. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by February 22, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America; Attention Meredith Archer Hatch, Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management, Room 9613–C; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3477, Attention: Meredith Archer Hatch, Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system mhatch@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Archer Hatch, (202) 606–7513, or by e-mail at mhatch@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68419 • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background Learn and Serve America grantees provide performance information in their progress report. The information is collected electronically via the eGrants system. Current Action The Corporation seeks to renew the current information collection. The narratives section has been clarified by dividing narrative questions into distinct parts. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on 5/31/10. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Learn and Serve America Progress Report. OMB Number: 3045–0089. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: State and Local Government, Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 175. Frequency: Twice Annually. Average Time per Response: Averages 2 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 700 (annual). Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: December 17, 2009. Elson B. Nash, Acting Director, Learn and Serve America. [FR Doc. E9–30559 Filed 12–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 246 (Thursday, December 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 68419]
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[FR Doc No: E9-30559]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps 
to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its 
proposed renewal of its Learn and Serve America Progress Report. These 
reports must be completed by all Learn and Serve America grantees in 
order to ensure appropriate Federal oversight, determine progress 
toward meeting program objectives and make decisions related to 
continuation funding.
    Learn and Serve America provides grants to state education 
agencies, higher education institutions, tribes, and U.S. Territories, 
national nonprofits and state commissions on nation and community 
service to implement service-learning programs. To ensure appropriate 
oversight of Federal funds, Learn and Serve America requires all grant 
recipients to submit Progress Reports describing grant activities and 
progress toward approved program objectives. Information received from 
the reports informs continuation funding decisions and how to target 
training and technical assistance.
    Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by February 22, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Learn and Serve America; Attention Meredith Archer Hatch, 
Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management, Room 9613-C; 1201 New 
York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    (3) By fax to: (202) 606-3477, Attention: Meredith Archer Hatch, 
Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system 
mhatch@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 606-3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
eastern time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Archer Hatch, (202) 606-7513, 
or by e-mail at mhatch@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested 
in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses).

Background

    Learn and Serve America grantees provide performance information in 
their progress report. The information is collected electronically via 
the eGrants system.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to renew the current information collection. 
The narratives section has been clarified by dividing narrative 
questions into distinct parts. The information collection will 
otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. The 
Corporation also seeks to continue using the current application until 
the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is 
due to expire on 5/31/10.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Learn and Serve America Progress Report.
    OMB Number: 3045-0089.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: State and Local Government, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Respondents: 175.
    Frequency: Twice Annually.
    Average Time per Response: Averages 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 700 (annual).
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: December 17, 2009.
Elson B. Nash,
Acting Director, Learn and Serve America.
[FR Doc. E9-30559 Filed 12-23-09; 8:45 am]
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