Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 16509 [2013-05935]

Download as PDF 16509 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Request for State Data Needed to Determine Amount of a Tribal Family Assistance Grant. OMB No.: 0970–0173. Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act) gives federally recognized Indian Tribes the opportunity to apply to operate a Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The Act specifies that the Secretary shall use State-submitted data to determine the amount of the grant to the Tribe. This form (letter) is used to request those data from the States. ACF is proposing to extend this information collection without change. Respondents: States that have Indian Tribes applying to operate a TANF program. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 15 1 42 630 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for State Data Needed To Determine the Amount of Tribal Family Assistance Grant .......................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 630 In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–05935 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<14>2013 17:37 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Amendment to Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). OMB No.: 0970–0413. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a national evaluation called the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED). At the same time, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting an evaluation of the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). ACF and ETA are collaborating on these evaluations, which will inform the Federal government about the effectiveness of subsidized and transitional employment programs in helping vulnerable populations secure unsubsidized jobs in the labor market and achieve selfsufficiency. The projects will evaluate up to twelve subsidized and transitional employment programs nationwide. In 2011, ETA awarded grants to seven transitional jobs programs as part of the ETJD, which is testing the effect of combining transitional jobs with enhanced services to assist ex-offenders and noncustodial parents improve labor market outcomes, reduce criminal PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recidivism and improve family engagement. The STED and ETJD projects have complementary goals and are focusing on related program models and target populations. Thus, ACF and ETA have agreed to collaborate on the design of data collection instruments to promote consistency across the projects. In addition, two of the seven DOL-funded ETJD programs will be evaluated as part of the STED project. The proposed amended information collection described here will be used for sites in the STED project that target young adults (aged 18 to 25). It is being submitted by ACF on behalf of both collaborating agencies. Data for the study is collected from the following three major sources, approved by OMB October 2012: 1—Baseline Forms. These include an informed consent form, which requires signature; a contact sheet to obtain contact information for people who may help locate a respondent for follow-up surveys; and a baseline information form, to collect demographic data and information on the subject’s work and education history. 2—Follow-Up Surveys. There are three follow-up surveys in each of the STED and ETJD sites (including the two sites that are also part of ETJD), approximately 6, 12, and 30 months after study entry. In addition to the surveys, each respondent will be contacted once by mail to provide updated contact information. 3—Implementation Research and Site Visits. Data on the context for the programs and their implementation is collected during two rounds of site visits, including interviews, focus E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Request for State Data Needed to Determine Amount of a 
Tribal Family Assistance Grant.
    OMB No.: 0970-0173.
    Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act) 
gives federally recognized Indian Tribes the opportunity to apply to 
operate a Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 
program. The Act specifies that the Secretary shall use State-submitted 
data to determine the amount of the grant to the Tribe. This form 
(letter) is used to request those data from the States. ACF is 
proposing to extend this information collection without change.
    Respondents: States that have Indian Tribes applying to operate a 
TANF program.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Request for State Data Needed To Determine the                15               1              42             630
 Amount of Tribal Family Assistance Grant.......
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.........  ..............  ..............  ..............             630
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-05935 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P