60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application-Continuum of Care Registration, 54283-54284 [2014-21634]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices SW., Washington, DC 20410; email at Colette Pollard @hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on June 16, 2014. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Continuation of Interest Reduction Payments After Refinancing Section 236 Projects. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0572. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Numbers: HUD–93173 Agreement for Interest Reduction Payments (§ 236(e)(2). HUD–93175 Agreement for Interest Reduction Payments (§ 236(b). HUD–93174 Use Agreement (§ 236(e)(2). HUD–93176 Use Agreement (§ 236(b). Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of this information collection is to preserve low-income housing units. HUD uses the information to ensure that owners, mortgagees and or public entities enter into binding agreements for the continuation of Interest Reduction Payments (IRP) after refinancing eligible Section 236 projects. HUD has created an electronic application for eligible projects to retain the IRP benefits after refinancing. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Profit motivated or non-profit owners of Section 236 projects. Estimated Number of Respondents: 875. Estimated Number of Responses: 1750. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burdens: 1750. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Dated: September 5, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–21635 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P [Docket No. FR–5753–N–06] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application—Continuum of Care Registration Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or SUMMARY: Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Schmutzler, Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS). Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Diane Schmutzler at and diane.m.schmutzler@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–4385. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Schmutzler. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PO 00000 54283 Sfmt 4703 Title of Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application—Continuum of Care Registration. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0182. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: Not Applicable. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The regulatory authority to collect this information is contained in 24 CFR part 579, and the HEARTH Act. The CoC Homeless Assistance Application Registration (OMB 2506–0182) is the first part of the information collection process to be used in HUD’s annual competitive homeless assistance program, the CoC Program, authorized by the HEARTH Act. It is separate from the annual CoC Homeless Assistance Consolidated Application, which contains the CoC Application and the Project Applications that are covered under the approved PRA package 2506– 0112. This separation is necessary due in to the fact that the CoC Registration occurs several months before collection of the CoC Homeless Assistance Consolidated Application and that the information collected during CoC Registration does not frequently change. The annual CoC Registration comprises the first phase of the combined CoC Homeless Assistance information collection form. During this phase, HUD collects the contact information of the collaborative applicant for the CoC, and the HMIS Lead Agency as well as the geographic areas served by the CoC applicant. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 54284 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices Additionally, CoCs approve their preliminary pro-rata need and affirm their annual renewal demand, and HUD collects information regarding the CoC’s board structure and the capacity of the CoC to carry out the various activities outlined in the program regulations. The registration information is necessary to assist in the selection of project proposals submitted to HUD (by State and local governments, public housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations) for the awarded funds during the annual CoC competition because it provides vital information about the CoC applicants. All collaborative applicants are required to register their CoCs in the esnaps electronic grants management system prior to the opening of the CoC Homeless Assistance competition. The registration requirements include a basic description of the CoC’s lead organization, contact information, and geographic area. The information to be collected by HUD will be used to determine eligibility for CoC Homeless Assistance and establish grant amounts. To determine the total amount a CoC may request for renewal funding, collaborative applicants will list their Continuum’s programs on a Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) that will allow HUD to accurately assess individual project applications during the CoC Application process. The information from the GIW is essential for operation of the CoC competition. For the CoC, the GIW allows each CoC to see all the project grants side-by-side that will be eligible for competition in the annual competition. This then allows them to determine, in communication with HUD, the total amount of funding (the annual renewal demand or ARD) that their CoC has available in a given competition year, which then allows them to make informed planning decisions about which project grants they want to prioritize, reduce or eliminate in the actual CoC Homeless Assistance Program Application. In turn, the program details in the GIW allow HUD to conduct an accurate assessment of renewal project applications and to determine in the aggregate what the total renewal demand for all CoCs will likely be. HUD can then determine how much of the annual appropriation will be available for new projects (once all the funding for renewals is covered), or in years of budget shortages, how much CoCs will be advised to cut from their total funding to meet the amount of funds available. The optional board requirement questions in the registration forms are an important part of the registration VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 process. To meet the performance goals established by statute, CoCs will need to significantly increase their capacity for strategy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In addition, the HEARTH Act and the 24 CFR part 578 allow for the development of United Funding Agencies (UFAs), a significant change to the structure of the CoC and the relationship between HUD and grantees. For the CoCs that seek UFA status, they must demonstrate that they have the operational capacity and a high functioning CoC Board that can serve as the sole manager of their projects, in order to qualify. With UFA established by statute and regulation, HUD needs as much information as possible regarding the baseline operational readiness of CoCs, and the few CoCs that may apply as a UFA will need to provide more information during the Registration process. As recently as the FY2013 competition, only 16 CoCs applied for UFA status, three were conditionally approved, and ultimately only two met the high standards of management and organizational capacity needed to serve this function. Providing all CoCs with the option of reporting their Board status will allow HUD to prepare for UFA applications and estimate how our program resources will need to be allocated over the next few years of program implementation. Respondents (i.e. affected public): States, local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, and community mental health associations that are public nonprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 410 Respondents. Estimated Number of Responses: 410 responses per year. Frequency of Response: Once a year. Average Hours per Response: Two to three hours per response (two for most applicants and three for UFA applicants). Total Estimated Burdens: 840 hours. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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. Dated: September 3, 2014. Clifford Taffet, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2014–21634 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N172; FXES11130200000F5–145–FF02ENEH00] Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permits to Survey for New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Within Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of endangered species emergency permits. AGENCY: The final rule to list the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse as endangered throughout its range in New Mexico published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2014. Without authorized personnel to survey for this species, valuable information on population numbers for this elusive species would be lost for the 2014 field season. Under an Endangered Species Act permit, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have authorized qualified researchers to survey for New Mexico meadow jumping mouse during its survey season of July and August 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information concerning the permit are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. Documents will be available for public inspection, by appointment only, during normal business hours at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Ave. SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; (505) 248–6920. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 176 (Thursday, September 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54283-54284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21634]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5753-N-06]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of 
Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application--Continuum of Care 
Registration

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment 
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: November 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 
202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other 
available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may 
access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Schmutzler, Special Needs 
Assistance Programs (SNAPS). Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Diane 
Schmutzler at and diane.m.schmutzler@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-4385. 
This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech 
impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
    Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from 
Ms. Schmutzler.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless 
Assistance Grant Application--Continuum of Care Registration.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0182.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: Not Applicable.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
regulatory authority to collect this information is contained in 24 CFR 
part 579, and the HEARTH Act. The CoC Homeless Assistance Application 
Registration (OMB 2506-0182) is the first part of the information 
collection process to be used in HUD's annual competitive homeless 
assistance program, the CoC Program, authorized by the HEARTH Act. It 
is separate from the annual CoC Homeless Assistance Consolidated 
Application, which contains the CoC Application and the Project 
Applications that are covered under the approved PRA package 2506-0112. 
This separation is necessary due in to the fact that the CoC 
Registration occurs several months before collection of the CoC 
Homeless Assistance Consolidated Application and that the information 
collected during CoC Registration does not frequently change.
    The annual CoC Registration comprises the first phase of the 
combined CoC Homeless Assistance information collection form. During 
this phase, HUD collects the contact information of the collaborative 
applicant for the CoC, and the HMIS Lead Agency as well as the 
geographic areas served by the CoC applicant.

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Additionally, CoCs approve their preliminary pro-rata need and affirm 
their annual renewal demand, and HUD collects information regarding the 
CoC's board structure and the capacity of the CoC to carry out the 
various activities outlined in the program regulations. The 
registration information is necessary to assist in the selection of 
project proposals submitted to HUD (by State and local governments, 
public housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations) for the 
awarded funds during the annual CoC competition because it provides 
vital information about the CoC applicants.
    All collaborative applicants are required to register their CoCs in 
the e-snaps electronic grants management system prior to the opening of 
the CoC Homeless Assistance competition. The registration requirements 
include a basic description of the CoC's lead organization, contact 
information, and geographic area. The information to be collected by 
HUD will be used to determine eligibility for CoC Homeless Assistance 
and establish grant amounts. To determine the total amount a CoC may 
request for renewal funding, collaborative applicants will list their 
Continuum's programs on a Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) that will 
allow HUD to accurately assess individual project applications during 
the CoC Application process. The information from the GIW is essential 
for operation of the CoC competition. For the CoC, the GIW allows each 
CoC to see all the project grants side-by-side that will be eligible 
for competition in the annual competition. This then allows them to 
determine, in communication with HUD, the total amount of funding (the 
annual renewal demand or ARD) that their CoC has available in a given 
competition year, which then allows them to make informed planning 
decisions about which project grants they want to prioritize, reduce or 
eliminate in the actual CoC Homeless Assistance Program Application. In 
turn, the program details in the GIW allow HUD to conduct an accurate 
assessment of renewal project applications and to determine in the 
aggregate what the total renewal demand for all CoCs will likely be. 
HUD can then determine how much of the annual appropriation will be 
available for new projects (once all the funding for renewals is 
covered), or in years of budget shortages, how much CoCs will be 
advised to cut from their total funding to meet the amount of funds 
available.
    The optional board requirement questions in the registration forms 
are an important part of the registration process. To meet the 
performance goals established by statute, CoCs will need to 
significantly increase their capacity for strategy, planning, 
monitoring, and evaluation. In addition, the HEARTH Act and the 24 CFR 
part 578 allow for the development of United Funding Agencies (UFAs), a 
significant change to the structure of the CoC and the relationship 
between HUD and grantees. For the CoCs that seek UFA status, they must 
demonstrate that they have the operational capacity and a high 
functioning CoC Board that can serve as the sole manager of their 
projects, in order to qualify. With UFA established by statute and 
regulation, HUD needs as much information as possible regarding the 
baseline operational readiness of CoCs, and the few CoCs that may apply 
as a UFA will need to provide more information during the Registration 
process. As recently as the FY2013 competition, only 16 CoCs applied 
for UFA status, three were conditionally approved, and ultimately only 
two met the high standards of management and organizational capacity 
needed to serve this function. Providing all CoCs with the option of 
reporting their Board status will allow HUD to prepare for UFA 
applications and estimate how our program resources will need to be 
allocated over the next few years of program implementation.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): States, local governments, 
private nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, and 
community mental health associations that are public nonprofit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 410 Respondents.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 410 responses per year.
    Frequency of Response: Once a year.
    Average Hours per Response: Two to three hours per response (two 
for most applicants and three for UFA applicants).
    Total Estimated Burdens: 840 hours.

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.

    Dated: September 3, 2014.
Clifford Taffet,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-21634 Filed 9-10-14; 8:45 am]
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