Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 51174-51175 [2014-20351]

Download as PDF 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 51175 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Total number of respondents Instrument HPOG-Impact 15-month Control Group Member FollowUp survey ....................................................................... HPOG–NIE 15-month Participant Follow-Up survey ......... Annual number of respondents 2,800 600 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 933 200 1 1 0.6 0.7 560 140 5,808 11,936 1 1 1,936 2,898 966 1 1 966 39 13 1 20 7 1 Current Request for Approval HPOG-Impact 36-month Participant Follow-Up survey ..... HPOG-Impact 36-month Control Group Member FollowUp survey ....................................................................... HPOG–NIE Performance Measurement Screening Questionnaire .......................................................................... HPOG–NIE Performance Measurement Semi-Structured Discussion Guide ........................................................... Estimated Annual Response Burden Hours: 6292. 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. 2014–20351 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 Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System for title IV– B and title IV–E (AFCARS). OMB No.: 0970–0422. Description: The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is mandated by 42 U.S.C. 679. The regulation at 45 CFR part 1355 sets forth the requirements of the statute for the collection of uniform, reliable information on children who are under the responsibility of the State or Tribal title IV–B/IV–E agency for placement, care, and adoption. Effective October 1, 2009, section 479B(b) of the Act .2 3 1 7 authorizes direct Federal funding of Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Tribal consortia that choose to operate a foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, a kinship guardianship assistance program under title IV–E of the Act. The Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.40 were amended as part of an Interim Final Rule published January 6, 2012 to apply the same regulatory requirements for data collection and reporting to a Tribal title IV–E agency as are applied to a State title IV–E agency. The data collected will inform State/ Tribal/Federal policy decisions, program management, and responses to Congressional and Departmental inquiries. Specifically, the data are used for short/long-term budget projections, trend analysis, child and family service reviews, and to target areas for improved technical assistance. The data will provide information about foster care placements, adoptive parents, length of time in care, delays in termination of parental rights and placement for adoption. Respondents: Title IV–E State and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies Annual Burden Estimates Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours AFCARS .......................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 72 2 1786 257,184 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 257,184. 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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 collection. Email address: infocollection@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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@ OMB.EOP.GOV E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51174-51175]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20351]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    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 Low-Income 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[hyphen]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 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, 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 
post-random 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 semi-structured 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 15-month 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.]

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                                                 Annual  number     Number of    Average  burden
           Instrument             Total number         of         responses per     hours  per     Annual burden
                                 of respondents    respondents     respondent        response          hours
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                                         Previously Approved Instruments
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PRS............................              32              11               4             31.2           1,373
HPOG-Impact 15-month                      5,600           1,867               1              0.7           1,307
 Participant Follow-Up survey..

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HPOG-Impact 15-month Control              2,800             933               1              0.6             560
 Group Member Follow-Up survey.
HPOG-NIE 15-month Participant               600             200               1              0.7             140
 Follow-Up survey..............
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                                          Current Request for Approval
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HPOG-Impact 36-month                      5,808          11,936               1              1             1,936
 Participant Follow-Up survey..
HPOG-Impact 36-month Control              2,898             966               1              1               966
 Group Member Follow-Up survey.
HPOG-NIE Performance                         39              13               1               .2               3
 Measurement Screening
 Questionnaire.................
HPOG-NIE Performance                         20               7               1              1                 7
 Measurement Semi-Structured
 Discussion Guide..............
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    Estimated Annual Response Burden Hours: 6292.
    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. 2014-20351 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-P