Notice of HUD's Funding Availability for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program, 13327-13328 [2014-05093]

Download as PDF 13327 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 46 / Monday, March 10, 2014 / Notices information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Focus Group Protocols and Consent Collection for Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation; Second Round. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0293. Type of Request: Revision. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting an important national study of the effectiveness of pre-purchase homeownership counseling services. This information collection covers two updates to the initial data collection: (a) Replacement of telephone interviews with focus groups to collect qualitative data and (b) changes to the approach used to collect consent from coborrowers of study participants. The Information collection Number of respondents enrollment projections suggest that the three largest study sites will include approximately 720 eligible study participants, although recruitment will end sooner if the available focus group slots are filled. The collection of coborrower consent involves including the coborrower consent form in the study’s regular tracking letters, along with a request for the coborrower to review, sign, and return the written consent form. The study estimates that approximately 1800 study participants will have coborrowers. The coborrowers’ review and return of the coborrower consent form is estimated to require approximately 5 minutes per coborrower. The focus group recruitment call, focus group, and coborrower will be completed once by each applicable respondent during the entire length of the study. information collected through the focus groups will be used to support the implementation analysis and to collect qualitative information about study participants’ experiences with prepurchase homeownership counseling services. The collection of consent from study participants’ coborrowers is necessary to allow the study to collect data related to the characteristics and performance of study participants’ mortgage loans. Respondents (i.e. affected public): A total of up to 144 study participants will participate in 12 focus groups of 8–12 participants each. Each focus group will take approximately 120 minutes. Prior to the focus groups, the study team will contact eligible study participants in three cities to request participation in a focus group and confirm eligibility information. The recruitment calls are estimated to take approximately 5 minutes per person. The study’s Frequency of response Burden hours per response (minutes) Responses per annum Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Focus group recruitment calls ................. Focus groups ............... Coborrower consent form .......................... 720 144 1 1 1 1 5 120 60 288 $25 25 $1,500 7,200 1800 1 1 5 150 25 3750 Total ...................... 2520 3 3 ........................ 498 ........................ 12,450 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Mar 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: February 27, 2014. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2014–05097 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5800–N–02] Notice of HUD’s Funding Availability for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program Grant Program NOFA. The Comprehensive Housing Counseling NOFA is comprised of both the General Section to the Department’s FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs (General Section) published February 19, 2014 and this NOFA. In addition to the application requirements set forth in the NOFA, applicants must also comply with the requirements established in the General Section, and all Housing Counseling Program requirements. HUD reserves the right to award both FY 2014 and FY 2015 funds on the basis of this single NOFA competition. FY 2015 grants to be awarded under this NOFA are contingent upon future Congressional action, and subject to the availability of funding. HUD’s intent to award FY 2015 funds to FY 2014 and FY 2015 applicants will be announced separately if such funds become available. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014–FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice announces that HUD has posted on http:// www.Grants.gov and http:// www.HUD.gov its FY 2014 and FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to housing.counseling@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13328 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 46 / Monday, March 10, 2014 / Notices calling the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today’s Federal Register notice announces that HUD has posted its FY 2014 and FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program NOFA on http://www.Grants.gov and http:// portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/ program_offices/administration/grants/ fundsavail. Approximately $38.5 million is expected to be available for eligible applicants under this NOFA for FY 2014 through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014. HUD intends to award FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Program Grants from this NOFA, provided such funds are appropriated by Congress. The application deadline date is April 7, 2014. Applications must be received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the application deadline date. See Section IV of the General Section, regarding application procedures, timely filing requirements, and grace period policy. HUD may issue a technical correction to this NOFA if necessary. Any such technical correction will provide detailed instructions for Applicants regarding the resubmission of applications to address the revised NOFA requirements. Dated: March 4, 2014. Anne M. Morillon, Director, Grants Management and Oversight Division, Office of Strategic Planning and Management. [FR Doc. 2014–05093 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5700–N–28] Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice announces that HUD has posted on http:// www.Grants.gov and http:// www.HUD.gov a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Mar 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Year (FY) 2013 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to Lessie Powell Evans, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6234, Washington, DC 20410 or to PRAapplications@hud.gov. HUD expects to hold an information webcast via satellite or a webinar for potential applicants to learn more about the Program and preparation of an application. For more information about the date and time of this webcast, consult the HUD Web site at www.hud.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today’s Federal Register notice announces that HUD has posted its FY 2013 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program on http:// www.Grants.gov and http:// portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/ program_offices/administration/grants/ fundsavail. This NOFA comprises both the (FY) 2013 General Section posted on www.Grants.gov on August 8, 2012, and this program NOFA. This NOFA announces the availability of Section 811 PRA funding for state housing or other appropriate housing agencies to provide project-based rental assistance in the development of supportive housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. To be eligible for Section 811 PRA funds, these housing agencies must have a formal partnership with the State health and human service agency and the state agency designated to administer or supervise the administration of the State plan for medical assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid) who will be providing appropriate services and supports directly to residents. In many states, this is the same agency, so the NOFA will refer to the ‘‘State Health and Human Services/Medicaid Agency’’. This Section 811 PRA program is designed to develop and support sustainable partnerships with state housing agencies and State Health and Human Services/ Medicaid agencies that will result in long-term strategies to provide permanent affordable rental housing for people with disabilities receiving assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or other individuals with disabilities receiving comparable longterm services and supports in the community. The application deadline PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 date is 11:59:59 p.m. on May 5, 2014. Applications must be received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the application deadline date. Approximately $100 million is available in FY 2013 and approximately $20 million in FY 2014, totaling $120 million in funding. Additional funding may be available based on carry-over funds from prior years. Dated: March 4, 2014. Anne M. Morillon, Director, Grants Management and Oversight Division, Office of Strategic Planning and Management. 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The Commission has further determined that no violation of section 337 has been proven with respect to U.S. Patent No. 6,452,958 (‘‘the ’958 patent’’). The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2392. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 46 (Monday, March 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13327-13328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05093]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5800-N-02]


Notice of HUD's Funding Availability for Fiscal Years 2014 and 
2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department's 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant 
Program.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that HUD has posted on http://www.Grants.gov and http://www.HUD.gov its FY 2014 and FY 2015 
Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program NOFA. The Comprehensive 
Housing Counseling NOFA is comprised of both the General Section to the 
Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs (General Section) 
published February 19, 2014 and this NOFA. In addition to the 
application requirements set forth in the NOFA, applicants must also 
comply with the requirements established in the General Section, and 
all Housing Counseling Program requirements. HUD reserves the right to 
award both FY 2014 and FY 2015 funds on the basis of this single NOFA 
competition. FY 2015 grants to be awarded under this NOFA are 
contingent upon future Congressional action, and subject to the 
availability of funding. HUD's intent to award FY 2015 funds to FY 2014 
and FY 2015 applicants will be announced separately if such funds 
become available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding specific program 
requirements should be directed to housing.counseling@hud.gov. Persons 
with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by

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calling the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today's Federal Register notice announces 
that HUD has posted its FY 2014 and FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing 
Counseling Grant Program NOFA on http://www.Grants.gov and http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail. Approximately $38.5 million is expected to be 
available for eligible applicants under this NOFA for FY 2014 through 
the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2014. HUD intends to award FY 2015 Comprehensive 
Housing Counseling Program Grants from this NOFA, provided such funds 
are appropriated by Congress. The application deadline date is April 7, 
2014. Applications must be received by Grants.gov no later than 
11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the application deadline date. See 
Section IV of the General Section, regarding application procedures, 
timely filing requirements, and grace period policy. HUD may issue a 
technical correction to this NOFA if necessary. Any such technical 
correction will provide detailed instructions for Applicants regarding 
the resubmission of applications to address the revised NOFA 
requirements.

    Dated: March 4, 2014.
Anne M. Morillon,
Director, Grants Management and Oversight Division, Office of Strategic 
Planning and Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-05093 Filed 3-7-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P