Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request, 51173-51174 [2014-20350]

Download as PDF 51173 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Karl Koerper, OPRE Reports, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20352 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency: Follow-Up Data Collections. OMB No.: 0970–0397. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing SelfSufficiency (ISIS) evaluation. ISIS is an evaluation of 9 promising career pathways strategies to promote education, employment, and selfsufficiency. The major goal of ISIS is to increase the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of programs for lowincome individuals and families to achieve educational credentials, attain employment and advance to positions that enable self-sufficiency. ISIS is one project within the broader portfolio of research that OPRE is utilizing to assess the success of the career pathways programs and models. In addition to ISIS, this strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. In order to maximize learning across this portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and ISIS baseline and follow up surveys is being coordinated, and the majority of the data elements collected in these surveys are similar. Two data collection efforts have been approved for ISIS, including one for baseline data collection (approved November 2011), a second for data collection activities to document program implementation, data collection activities for an initial followup survey of participants to be administered approximately 15 months after random assignment, and data collection through in-depth interviews for a small sample of study participants (approved August 2013). Additionally, three related data collection efforts for HPOG research were approved by OMB under OMB #0970–0394. These include approval of a Performance Reporting System (PRS) (approved September 2011), for collection of additional baseline data for the HPOG-Impact study (approved October 2012), and for collection of data for the National Implementation Evaluation (approved August 2013). Additionally, a new request is being submitted at the same time as this request. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity for ISIS—a second follow-up survey for ISIS participants approximately 36 months after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up with study participants to document their education and training experiences, employment experiences, and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with children. Data collection activities to submit in a future information collection request include a third follow-up survey for ISIS study participants approximately 60 months after study enrollment. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0397 will continue under this new request, including additional data collection using the following previously approved instruments: The Basic Information Form; the Self-Administered Questionnaire; 15-Month Follow-Up Survey; 15-Month Follow-Up Survey Tracking Letters; Study Participant Indepth Interview Guide; and Study Participant Check-in Call. The estimated number of study participants for the 15Month Survey and in-depth interviews is reduced from the previous OMB submission. Total sample size targets were reduced at a number of ISIS program sites to reflect actual study enrollment experiences. The number of in-depth interviews projected was also reduced to incorporate experiences to date recruiting participants. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the ISIS study. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES [This information collection request is for a three-year period] Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Previously Approved Instruments Baseline data collection: Basic Information Form ............... Baseline data collection: Self-administered Questionnaire 15 Month Follow-up Survey ................................................. Study Participant In-depth Interview Guide ......................... Study Participant Check-in Call ........................................... 24 24 2,900 144 144 8 8 967 48 48 1 1 1 1 1 .25 .33 0.833 1 .16 2 3 805 48 8 2,462 1 1 2,462 Current Request for Approval 36-Month Follow-up Survey ................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 7,386 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51174 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,328. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Karl Koerper, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20350 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Title: Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program. OMB No.: 0970–0394. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program. The proposed data collection activities described in this notice will provide data for the Impact Studies of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG-Impact) and the National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants to Serve TANF Recipients and Other LowIncome Individuals (HPOG–NIE). The goal of HPOG-Impact is to evaluate the effectiveness of approaches used by 20 of the HPOG grantees to provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with opportunities for education, training and advancement within the health care field. HPOG-Impact also is intended to evaluate variation in participant impact that may be attributable to different HPOG program components and models. The impact study design is a classic experiment in which eligible applicants will be randomly assigned to a treatment group that is offered participation in HPOG and a control group that is not permitted to enroll in HPOG. In a subset of sites, eligible applicants will be randomized into two treatment arms (a basic and an enhanced version of the intervention) and a control group. The goal of HPOG–NIE is to describe and assess the implementation, systems change, and outcomes and other important information about the operations of the 27 HPOG grantees focused on TANF recipients and other low-income individuals. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to collect information about the composition and intensity of services received, participant characteristics and HPOG experiences, and participant outputs and outcomes. HPOG-Impact and HPOG–NIE are two projects within the broader portfolio of research that OPRE is utilizing to assess the success of the career pathways programs and models. This strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results as well as the Innovative Strategies for Improving Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) project. In order to maximize learning across the portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and ISIS baseline and follow up surveys is being coordinated, and the majority of the data elements collected in these surveys are similar. Three data collection efforts related to HPOG research were approved by OMB, including approval of a Performance Reporting System (PRS) (approved Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents September 2011), for collection of additional baseline data for the HPOGImpact study (approved October 2012), and for collection of data for the National Implementation Evaluation (approved August 2013). Additionally, two data collection efforts for ISIS were approved (November 2011 and August 2013), and a new request is being submitted at the same time as this request (under OMB #0970–0397). This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on proposed new information collection activities for HPOG-Impact and HPOG– NIE: (1) The HPOG-Impact second follow-up survey (at 36 months postrandom assignment) of both treatment and control group members. The purpose of the HPOG-Impact 36 month follow-up survey is to follow-up with study participants to document their education and training experiences, employment experiences, and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with children. (2) A HPOG– NIE screening questionnaire and semistructured discussion guide for use in interviews with grantees about their use of performance measurement information. Data collection activities to submit in a future information collection request include: A third follow-up survey for HPOG-Impact study participants approximately 60 months after study enrollment. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0394 will continue this new request, including additional data collection using the following previously approved instruments: The Performance Reporting System (PRS); the HPOG-Impact 15month follow-up survey of treatment and control group members; and the HPOG–NIE 15-month Participant Follow-Up survey. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in HPOG interventions and control group members; HPOG program managers and staff. Annual Burden Estimates Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: [This information collection request is for a three-year period.] Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Previously Approved Instruments PRS .................................................................................... HPOG-Impact 15-month Participant Follow-Up survey ..... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 32 5,600 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11 1,867 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 4 1 27AUN1 31.2 0.7 1,373 1,307

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51173-51174]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20350]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

    Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency: 
Follow-Up Data Collections.
    OMB No.: 0970-0397.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data 
collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing 
Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) evaluation. ISIS is an evaluation of 9 
promising career pathways strategies to promote education, employment, 
and self-sufficiency. The major goal of ISIS is to increase the 
empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of programs for low-income 
individuals and families to achieve educational credentials, attain 
employment and advance to positions that enable self-sufficiency.
    ISIS is one project within the broader portfolio of research that 
OPRE is utilizing to assess the success of the career pathways programs 
and models. In addition to ISIS, this strategy includes a multi-pronged 
research and evaluation approach for the Health Profession Opportunity 
Grants (HPOG) Program to better understand and assess the activities 
conducted and their results. In order to maximize learning across this 
portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and ISIS baseline and follow 
up surveys is being coordinated, and the majority of the data elements 
collected in these surveys are similar.
    Two data collection efforts have been approved for ISIS, including 
one for baseline data collection (approved November 2011), a second for 
data collection activities to document program implementation, data 
collection activities for an initial follow-up survey of participants 
to be administered approximately 15 months after random assignment, and 
data collection through in-depth interviews for a small sample of study 
participants (approved August 2013). Additionally, three related data 
collection efforts for HPOG research were approved by OMB under OMB 
0970-0394. These include approval of a Performance Reporting 
System (PRS) (approved September 2011), for collection of additional 
baseline data for the HPOG-Impact study (approved October 2012), and 
for collection of data for the National Implementation Evaluation 
(approved August 2013). Additionally, a new request is being submitted 
at the same time as this request.
    This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on 
a proposed new information collection activity for ISIS--a second 
follow-up survey for ISIS participants approximately 36 months after 
program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up with 
study participants to document their education and training 
experiences, employment experiences, and parenting practices and child 
outcomes for participants with children.
    Data collection activities to submit in a future information 
collection request include a third follow-up survey for ISIS study 
participants approximately 60 months after study enrollment.
    Previously approved collection activities under 0970-0397 will 
continue under this new request, including additional data collection 
using the following previously approved instruments: The Basic 
Information Form; the Self-Administered Questionnaire; 15-Month Follow-
Up Survey; 15-Month Follow-Up Survey Tracking Letters; Study 
Participant In-depth Interview Guide; and Study Participant Check-in 
Call. The estimated number of study participants for the 15-Month 
Survey and in-depth interviews is reduced from the previous OMB 
submission. Total sample size targets were reduced at a number of ISIS 
program sites to reflect actual study enrollment experiences. The 
number of in-depth interviews projected was also reduced to incorporate 
experiences to date recruiting participants.
    Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the ISIS study.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                        [This information collection request is for a three-year period]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         Previously Approved Instruments
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Baseline data collection: Basic               24               8               1             .25               2
 Information Form...............
Baseline data collection: Self-               24               8               1             .33               3
 administered Questionnaire.....
15 Month Follow-up Survey.......           2,900             967               1           0.833             805
Study Participant In-depth                   144              48               1               1              48
 Interview Guide................
Study Participant Check-in Call.             144              48               1             .16               8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Current Request for Approval
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
36-Month Follow-up Survey.......           7,386           2,462               1               1           2,462
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[[Page 51174]]

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,328.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: 
OIRASUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

Karl Koerper,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20350 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-P