Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 22504-22505 [2014-09193]

Download as PDF 22504 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Exhibit 4 (Initial, Reconciliation and FTE Resident Assessment) ................................................................................ 90 1 90 0.33 29.7 Total .............................................................................. 90 ........................ 90 ........................ 5,962.8 Dated: April 14, 2014. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–09186 Filed 4–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than May 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Healthy Start Evaluation and Quality Assurance OMB No. 0915–0338— Revision Abstract: The National Healthy Start Program, funded through the Health tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Apr 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), has the goal of reducing disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes. The program began as a demonstration project with 15 grantees in 1991 and has expanded over the past 2 decades to 105 grantees serving 196 communities across 39 states. Healthy Start grantees operate in communities with rates of infant mortality at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average and high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes. These communities are geographically, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse low-income areas. Healthy Start covers services during the perinatal period (before, during, after pregnancy) and follows the woman and infant through 2 years after the end of the pregnancy. The next round of funding represents a transformation of the program framework from nine service and systems core components to five approaches. The five approaches are as follows: (1) Improving women’s health; (2) promoting quality services; (3) strengthening family resilience; (4) achieving collective impact; and (5) increasing accountability through quality assurance, performance monitoring, and evaluation. MCHB seeks to implement a uniform set of data elements for monitoring and conduct a mixed-methods evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the program on individual, organizational, and community-level outcomes. Data collection instruments will include a Preconception, Pregnancy, and Parenting Information Form; National Healthy Start Program Survey; Community Action Network Survey; Healthy Start Site Visit Protocol; and Healthy Start Participant Focus Group Protocol. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of the data collection instruments will be to obtain consistent information across all grantees about Healthy Start and its outcomes for purposes of monitoring, and in-depth information for 15 Healthy Start communities and 15 comparison communities to support a rigorous PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluation design. The data will be used to: (1) Conduct ongoing performance monitoring of the program; (2) provide credible and rigorous evidence of program effect on outcomes; (3) assess the relative contribution of the five program approaches to individual and community-level outcomes; (4) meet program needs for accountability, programmatic decision-making, and ongoing quality assurance; and (5) strengthen the evidence-base, and identify best and promising practices for the program to support sustainability, replication, and dissemination of the program. Likely Respondents: Respondents include pregnant women and women of reproductive age who are served by the Healthy Start program (monitoring) and sampled postpartum women from 15 unfunded organizations in comparison communities (evaluation) for the Preconception, Pregnancy, and Parenting Information Form; project directors and staff for the National Healthy Start Program Survey; representatives from partner organizations for the Community Action Network Survey; program staff, providers, and partners for the Healthy Start Site Visit Protocol; and program participants for the Healthy Start Participant Focus Group Protocol. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 22505 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Preconception, Pregnancy, and Parenting Information Form ................................................................................. National Healthy Start Program Web Survey ...................... CAN member Web Survey .................................................. Healthy Start Site Visit Protocol .......................................... Healthy Start Participant Focus Group Protocol ................. 40,675 88 225 15 180 1 1 1 1 1 40,675 88 225 15 180 0.50 2.00 0.75 6.00 1.00 20,338 176 169 90 180 Total .............................................................................. 41,183 ........................ 41,183 ........................ 20,953 Dated: April 15, 2014. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–09193 Filed 4–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of Class Deviation From Competition Requirements for Low-Cost Extensions and Administrative Supplement Thresholds To Minimize Disruption of Services for Certain Health Center Program Service Areas. AGENCY: In accordance with the Awarding Agency Grants Management Manual (AAGAM) Chapter 1.03.103, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) requests a class deviation to award lowcost extensions of up to 6 months or, when necessary, administrative supplements to minimize disruption of services for specific health center program service areas. Per the requirements for low-cost extensions outlined in the AAGAM Chapter 2.04.104B–4A.1.a.(5)(b), these extensions may not exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding requested) or $100,000. Likewise, per the requirements for administrative supplements outlined in the AAGAM Chapter 2.04.104B–4A.4.b, these supplements may not exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding) or $250,000, whichever is less. In each case, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is required to publish a notice in the Federal Register tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Apr 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 in advance of, or concurrent with, the awarding of the funds. BPHC is requesting a class deviation to the requirements for low-cost extensions to allow HRSA to award extensions that exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding requested) and/or $100,000 in cases where the grantee would not receive future continued support under the Health Center Program. Likewise, BPHC is requesting a class deviation to the requirements for administrative supplements to allow HRSA to award supplements that exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding) and/or $250,000 in cases where the award is to a currently funded grantee located in or adjacent to the service area of a grantee that will not receive continued support under the Health Center Program. BPHC is also requesting that the deviation allow for the publication of a consolidated notice in the Federal Register annually that summarizes the actions taken in the prior fiscal year. The sole purpose of these low-cost extensions or administrative supplements is to avoid a gap in the provision of critical health care services for a funded service area by providing a ‘‘bridge’’ until HRSA is able to make an award to an eligible applicant under a Service Area Competition (SAC) and/ or to assure an orderly phase-out of Health Center Program activities by the current grantee. BPHC is not requesting that this class deviation cover single source replacement awards and will continue to request single case deviations for such non-competitive actions if necessary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intended Recipient of the Award: Health Center Program Grantees. Amount of Non-Competitive Awards: Variable. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Period of Supplemental Funding: Variable. CFDA Number: 93.224, 93.527. Authority: Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254b), as amended; Public Law 111–148, the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Section 5601 and Section 10503, as amended; Public Law 111–152, Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Section 2303. Justification: BPHC always conducts an open competition to identify a new Health Center Program grantee for a previously funded but now available service area; however, it generally takes up to 6 months to announce and conduct the SAC and select a new grantee for the service area. In fiscal year 2013, BPHC awarded operational grants to support approximately 1,200 Health Center Program grantee organizations. Throughout the course of the current fiscal year, there have been 14 cases where a deviation and accompanying Federal Register Notice were warranted per AAGAM 2.04.104B–4A, based on the need to issue a low-cost extension or administrative supplement. Such cases occurred when a Health Center Program grant was discontinued prior to the project period end date. Discontinuations prior to the project period end date have been the result of a voluntary relinquishment of the grant award by the current grantee or an enforcement action taken by HRSA due to a grantee’s material noncompliance with program requirements. The need for a low-cost extension or administrative supplement has also occurred at the end of a grantee’s project period due to a lack of eligible or fundable applications for the announced service area. In all cases, the purpose for the HRSA award of the low-cost extension or administrative supplement was to avoid a gap in the provision of critical health care services for a service area by providing a ‘‘bridge’’ until HRSA was able to make an award to an eligible applicant under a SAC and to E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-09193]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments 
submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided 
to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the 
review and approval period.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than May 22, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection 
Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information 
Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443-
1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Information Collection Request Title: Healthy Start Evaluation and 
Quality Assurance OMB No. 0915-0338--Revision
    Abstract: The National Healthy Start Program, funded through the 
Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and 
Child Health Bureau (MCHB), has the goal of reducing disparities in 
infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes. The program began as a 
demonstration project with 15 grantees in 1991 and has expanded over 
the past 2 decades to 105 grantees serving 196 communities across 39 
states. Healthy Start grantees operate in communities with rates of 
infant mortality at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average and high 
rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes. These communities are 
geographically, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse low-
income areas. Healthy Start covers services during the perinatal period 
(before, during, after pregnancy) and follows the woman and infant 
through 2 years after the end of the pregnancy. The next round of 
funding represents a transformation of the program framework from nine 
service and systems core components to five approaches. The five 
approaches are as follows: (1) Improving women's health; (2) promoting 
quality services; (3) strengthening family resilience; (4) achieving 
collective impact; and (5) increasing accountability through quality 
assurance, performance monitoring, and evaluation.
    MCHB seeks to implement a uniform set of data elements for 
monitoring and conduct a mixed-methods evaluation to assess the 
effectiveness of the program on individual, organizational, and 
community-level outcomes. Data collection instruments will include a 
Preconception, Pregnancy, and Parenting Information Form; National 
Healthy Start Program Survey; Community Action Network Survey; Healthy 
Start Site Visit Protocol; and Healthy Start Participant Focus Group 
Protocol.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of the data 
collection instruments will be to obtain consistent information across 
all grantees about Healthy Start and its outcomes for purposes of 
monitoring, and in-depth information for 15 Healthy Start communities 
and 15 comparison communities to support a rigorous evaluation design. 
The data will be used to: (1) Conduct ongoing performance monitoring of 
the program; (2) provide credible and rigorous evidence of program 
effect on outcomes; (3) assess the relative contribution of the five 
program approaches to individual and community-level outcomes; (4) meet 
program needs for accountability, programmatic decision-making, and 
ongoing quality assurance; and (5) strengthen the evidence-base, and 
identify best and promising practices for the program to support 
sustainability, replication, and dissemination of the program.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents include pregnant women and women of 
reproductive age who are served by the Healthy Start program 
(monitoring) and sampled postpartum women from 15 unfunded 
organizations in comparison communities (evaluation) for the 
Preconception, Pregnancy, and Parenting Information Form; project 
directors and staff for the National Healthy Start Program Survey; 
representatives from partner organizations for the Community Action 
Network Survey; program staff, providers, and partners for the Healthy 
Start Site Visit Protocol; and program participants for the Healthy 
Start Participant Focus Group Protocol.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.

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                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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Preconception, Pregnancy, and             40,675               1          40,675            0.50          20,338
 Parenting Information Form.....
National Healthy Start Program                88               1              88            2.00             176
 Web Survey.....................
CAN member Web Survey...........             225               1             225            0.75             169
Healthy Start Site Visit                      15               1              15            6.00              90
 Protocol.......................
Healthy Start Participant Focus              180               1             180            1.00             180
 Group Protocol.................
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    Total.......................          41,183  ..............          41,183  ..............          20,953
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    Dated: April 15, 2014.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-09193 Filed 4-21-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P