Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System, 56217-56219 [2012-22475]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Notices Place: Mayflower Park Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101. Contact Person: Raya Mandler, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5134, MSC 7840, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402– 8228, rayam@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Study Section. Date: October 11, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Spring Hill Suites New Orleans Downtown, New Orleans, LA 70130. Contact Person: Nicholas Gaiano, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5178, MSC 7844, Bethesda, MD 20892–7844, 301–435–1033, gaianonr@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Immunology Integrated Review Group; Vaccines Against Microbial Diseases Study Section. Date: October 11–12, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Jian Wang, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4218, MSC 7812, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 2778, wangjia@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Mechanisms of Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Processes Study Section. Date: October 11–12, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Springhill Suites New Orleans Downtown, 301 St. Joseph St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Contact Person: Kirk Thompson, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5184, MSC 7844, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1242, kgt@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group; Brain Injury and Neurovascular Pathologies Study Section. Date: October 11–12, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130. Contact Person: Alexander Yakovlev, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5206, MSC 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1254, yakovleva@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Oncology 1-Basic Translational Integrated Review Group; VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 Tumor Progression and Metastasis Study Section. Date: October 11–12, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Person: Rolf Jakobi, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6187, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–495– 1718, jakobir@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: September 6, 2012. Carolyn A. Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–22385 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5603–N–62] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System is a grants management system used by the Office of Community Planning and Development to monitor special appropriation grants under the Community Development Block Grant program. This collection pertains to Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG–DR) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant appropriations. The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Following major disasters, Congress appropriates supplemental CDBG funds for disaster recovery. According to Section 104(e)(1) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, HUD is responsible for reviewing grantees’ compliance with applicable SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56217 requirements and their continuing capacity to carry out their programs. Grant funds are made available to states and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations statute, based on their unmet disaster recovery needs. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered as a result of foreclosures and property abandonment. On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) into law (Pub. L. 111–203). This law provides $1 billion of formula grant funding for the redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes to be allocated under the terms of Title XII, Division A, Section 2 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) and by the formula factors provided in Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–289) (HERA). In 2008, HERA provided for an initial round of formula funding to regular State and entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1).1 The Recovery Act provided for a neighborhood stabilization grant competition open to state and local governments, as well as non-profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities (NSP2).2 The DoddFrank Act is the third round of Neighborhood Stabilization Funding (NSP3). Although NSP funds are otherwise to be considered CDBG funds, HERA, the Recovery Act and the DoddFrank Act make substantive revisions to the eligibility, use, and method of distribution of NSP3 funds. For NSP1 and NSP3, grantees are required to submit substantial amendments to their consolidated plans to secure funding they are entitled to under the formula grants. NSP3 Technical Assistance grants were appropriated under DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) (Pub. L. 111–203). Grantees were selected through a competitive process set forth in the NSP3–TA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA),3 with the purpose of assessing the need for technical assistance and targeting technical assistance in order to achieve the highest level of performance and results for the programs administered by HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, public housing authorities, E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 56218 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, and joint applicants NSP–TA grants. CDBG–DR and NSP grant funds are made available to states and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations statute. NSP–TA grant funds are awarded on a competitive basis and are open to state and local governments, as well as non-profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2506–0165) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard., Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0165. Form Numbers: SF–424 Application for Federal Assistance. Description of The Need for the Information and Its Proposed The Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System is a grants management system used by the Office of Community Planning and Development to monitor special appropriation grants under the Community Development Block Grant program. This collection pertains to Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG–DR) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant appropriations. The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Following major disasters, Congress appropriates supplemental CDBG funds for disaster recovery. According to Section 104(e)(1) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, HUD is responsible for reviewing grantees’ compliance with applicable requirements and their continuing capacity to carry out their programs. Grant funds are made available to states and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations statute, based on their unmet disaster recovery needs. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established for the purpose of stabilizing 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) into law (Pub. L. 111–203). This law provides $1 billion of formula grant funding for the redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes to be allocated under the terms of Title XII, Division A, Section 2 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) and by Number of respondents Reporting Burden ................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Annual responses 53 the formula factors provided in Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–289) (HERA). In 2008, HERA provided for an initial round of formula funding to regular State and entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1).1 The Recovery Act provided for a neighborhood stabilization grant competition open to state and local governments, as well as non-profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities (NSP2).2 The DoddFrank Act is the third round of Neighborhood Stabilization Funding (NSP3). Although NSP funds are otherwise to be considered CDBG funds, HERA, the Recovery Act and the DoddFrank Act make substantive revisions to the eligibility, use, and method of distribution of NSP3 funds. For NSP1 and NSP3, grantees are required to submit substantial amendments to their consolidated plans to secure funding they are entitled to under the formula grants. NSP3 Technical Assistance grants were appropriated under DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) (Pub. L. 111–203). Grantees were selected through a competitive process set forth in the NSP3–TA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA),3 with the purpose of assessing the need for technical assistance and targeting technical assistance in order to achieve the highest level of performance and results for the programs administered by HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, public housing authorities, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, and joint applicants. NSP–TA grants. CDBG–DR and NSP grant funds are made available to states and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations statute. NSP–TA grant funds are awarded on a competitive basis and are open to state and local governments, as well as non-profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities. 4 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Burden hours 41.849 × 8,872 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Notices Total Estimated Burden Hours: 8,872. Status: Reinstatement with change of previously approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: September 7, 2012. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–22475 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5639–N–02] Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2012 AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on April 1, 2012, and ending on June 30, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this notice, contact Camille E. Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC 20410–0500, telephone 202–708–1793 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. For information concerning a particular waiver that was granted and for which public notice is provided in this document, contact the person whose name and address follow the description of the waiver granted in the accompanying list of waivers that have been granted in the second quarter of calendar year 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act added a new section 7(q) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 (42 U.S.C. 3535(q)), which provides that: 1. Any waiver of a regulation must be in writing and must specify the grounds for approving the waiver; 2. Authority to approve a waiver of a regulation may be delegated by the Secretary only to an individual of Assistant Secretary or equivalent rank, and the person to whom authority to waive is delegated must also have authority to issue the particular regulation to be waived; 3. Not less than quarterly, the Secretary must notify the public of all waivers of regulations that HUD has approved, by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. These notices (each covering the period since the most recent previous notification) shall: a. Identify the project, activity, or undertaking involved; b. Describe the nature of the provision waived and the designation of the provision; c. Indicate the name and title of the person who granted the waiver request; d. Describe briefly the grounds for approval of the request; and e. State how additional information about a particular waiver may be obtained. Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act also contains requirements applicable to waivers of HUD handbook provisions that are not relevant to the purpose of this notice. This notice follows procedures provided in HUD’s Statement of Policy on Waiver of Regulations and Directives issued on April 22, 1991 (56 FR 16337). In accordance with those procedures and with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act, waivers of regulations are granted by the Assistant Secretary with jurisdiction over the regulations for which a waiver was requested. In those cases in which a General Deputy Assistant Secretary granted the waiver, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary was serving in the absence of the Assistant Secretary in accordance with the office’s Order of Succession. This notice covers waivers of regulations granted by HUD from April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. For ease of reference, the waivers granted by HUD are listed by HUD program office (for example, the Office of Community Planning and Development, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Housing, and the Office of Public and Indian Housing, etc.). Within each program office grouping, the waivers are listed sequentially by the regulatory section of title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that is being waived. For example, a waiver of PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56219 a provision in 24 CFR part 58 would be listed before a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 570. Where more than one regulatory provision is involved in the grant of a particular waiver request, the action is listed under the section number of the first regulatory requirement that appears in 24 CFR and that is being waived. For example, a waiver of both § 58.73 and § 58.74 would appear sequentially in the listing under § 58.73. Waiver of regulations that involve the same initial regulatory citation are in time sequence beginning with the earliest-dated regulatory waiver. Should HUD receive additional information about waivers granted during the period covered by this report (the second quarter of calendar year 2012) before the next report is published (the third quarter of calendar year 2012), HUD will include any additional waivers granted for the second quarter in the next report. Accordingly, information about approved waiver requests pertaining to HUD regulations is provided in the Appendix that follows this notice. Dated: September 6, 2012. Helen R. Kanovsky, General Counsel. Appendix Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012 Note to Reader: More information about the granting of these waivers, including a copy of the waiver request and approval, may be obtained by contacting the person whose name is listed as the contact person directly after each set of regulatory waivers granted. The regulatory waivers granted appear in the following order: I. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Community Planning and Development. II. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Housing. III. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Public and Indian Housing. I. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Community Planning and Development For further information about the following regulatory waivers, please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows the description of the waiver granted. • Regulation: 24 CFR 58.22(a). Project/Activity: The town project entailed the construction of a multiplex facility in the Town of Grand Isle, LA that included a senior citizens multi-function recreation and social area, a medical clinic, and a sheriff’s substation. In this situation the Town of Grand Isle previously received two Economic Development Initiative (EDI) grants in 2002 and 2003 in which the environmental review E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5603-N-62]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB 
Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
    The Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System is a grants 
management system used by the Office of Community Planning and 
Development to monitor special appropriation grants under the Community 
Development Block Grant program. This collection pertains to Community 
Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program (NSP) grant appropriations. The CDBG program is 
authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act 
of 1974, as amended. Following major disasters, Congress appropriates 
supplemental CDBG funds for disaster recovery. According to Section 
104(e)(1) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, HUD is 
responsible for reviewing grantees' compliance with applicable 
requirements and their continuing capacity to carry out their programs. 
Grant funds are made available to states and units of general local 
government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise 
by supplemental appropriations statute, based on their unmet disaster 
recovery needs.
    The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established for 
the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered as a result 
of foreclosures and property abandonment. On July 21, 2010, President 
Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 
Act (Dodd-Frank Act) into law (Pub. L. 111-203). This law provides $1 
billion of formula grant funding for the redevelopment of foreclosed 
and abandoned homes to be allocated under the terms of Title XII, 
Division A, Section 2 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
(Recovery Act) and by the formula factors provided in Title III of 
Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 
110-289) (HERA). In 2008, HERA provided for an initial round of formula 
funding to regular State and entitlement Community Development Block 
Grant (CDBG) grantees through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 
(NSP1).\1\ The Recovery Act provided for a neighborhood stabilization 
grant competition open to state and local governments, as well as non-
profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities 
(NSP2).\2\ The Dodd-Frank Act is the third round of Neighborhood 
Stabilization Funding (NSP3). Although NSP funds are otherwise to be 
considered CDBG funds, HERA, the Recovery Act and the Dodd-Frank Act 
make substantive revisions to the eligibility, use, and method of 
distribution of NSP3 funds. For NSP1 and NSP3, grantees are required to 
submit substantial amendments to their consolidated plans to secure 
funding they are entitled to under the formula grants. NSP3 Technical 
Assistance grants were appropriated under Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) (Pub. L. 111-203). 
Grantees were selected through a competitive process set forth in the 
NSP3-TA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA),\3\ with the purpose of 
assessing the need for technical assistance and targeting technical 
assistance in order to achieve the highest level of performance and 
results for the programs administered by HUD's Office of Community 
Planning and Development. Eligible applicants include states, units of 
local government, public housing authorities,

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non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, and joint applicants 
NSP-TA grants. CDBG-DR and NSP grant funds are made available to states 
and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular 
areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations 
statute. NSP-TA grant funds are awarded on a competitive basis and are 
open to state and local governments, as well as non-profit groups and 
consortia that may include for-profit entities.

DATES: Comments Due Date: October 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
approval Number (2506-0165) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard., Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402-3400. This is not a 
toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a 
request for approval of the Information collection described below. 
This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 
to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; 
including through the use of appropriate automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    This notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0165.
    Form Numbers: SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance.
    Description of The Need for the Information and Its Proposed
    The Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System is a grants 
management system used by the Office of Community Planning and 
Development to monitor special appropriation grants under the Community 
Development Block Grant program. This collection pertains to Community 
Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program (NSP) grant appropriations. The CDBG program is 
authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act 
of 1974, as amended. Following major disasters, Congress appropriates 
supplemental CDBG funds for disaster recovery.
    According to Section 104(e)(1) of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974, HUD is responsible for reviewing grantees' 
compliance with applicable requirements and their continuing capacity 
to carry out their programs. Grant funds are made available to states 
and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular 
areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations 
statute, based on their unmet disaster recovery needs.
    The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established for 
the purpose of stabilizing 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank 
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) into 
law (Pub. L. 111-203). This law provides $1 billion of formula grant 
funding for the redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes to be 
allocated under the terms of Title XII, Division A, Section 2 of the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) and by the 
formula factors provided in Title III of Division B of the Housing and 
Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-289) (HERA). In 2008, HERA 
provided for an initial round of formula funding to regular State and 
entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees through 
the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1).\1\ The Recovery Act 
provided for a neighborhood stabilization grant competition open to 
state and local governments, as well as non-profit groups and consortia 
that may include for-profit entities (NSP2).\2\ The Dodd-Frank Act is 
the third round of Neighborhood Stabilization Funding (NSP3). Although 
NSP funds are otherwise to be considered CDBG funds, HERA, the Recovery 
Act and the Dodd-Frank Act make substantive revisions to the 
eligibility, use, and method of distribution of NSP3 funds. For NSP1 
and NSP3, grantees are required to submit substantial amendments to 
their consolidated plans to secure funding they are entitled to under 
the formula grants. NSP3 Technical Assistance grants were appropriated 
under Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-
Frank Act) (Pub. L. 111-203). Grantees were selected through a 
competitive process set forth in the NSP3-TA Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA),\3\ with the purpose of assessing the need for 
technical assistance and targeting technical assistance in order to 
achieve the highest level of performance and results for the programs 
administered by HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development. 
Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, public 
housing authorities, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, and 
joint applicants. NSP-TA grants. CDBG-DR and NSP grant funds are made 
available to states and units of general local government, Indian 
tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental 
appropriations statute. NSP-TA grant funds are awarded on a competitive 
basis and are open to state and local governments, as well as non-
profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities.

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    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 8,872.
    Status: Reinstatement with change of previously approved 
collection.

    Authority:  Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

    Dated: September 7, 2012.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-22475 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P