Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 67167 [2014-26667]

Download as PDF 67167 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Conduct an electronic survey of 2012-funded Family Connection grantees to collect process evaluation data to include as part of the Cross-Site Evaluation. Title: Cross-site Evaluation Survey 2012 Family Connection Grantees. OMB No.: New. Description: In the interest of providing as complete an evaluation report as possible by the end of FY15, the Children’s Bureau has directed the contractor conducting the Cross-site Evaluation to adopt the most efficient means possible to collect process evaluation data from grantees. The proposed electronic survey will replace originally planned in-person and telephone discussions with electronic surveys. This will enable collection of key information on project design, implementation, maintenance, and sustainability from key grantee representatives in an abbreviated amount of time. The quantitative nature of the surveys will enable rapid data analysis and reporting. Respondents: The Cross-site Evaluation addresses a total of seventeen (17) Family Connection grantees. Four categories of participants will be surveyed: Project Leadership, Service Providers, Project Partners (public child welfare and community agencies), and Evaluators. For each grantee, an average of 20 respondents is anticipated: 4 project leadership, 9 service providers, 2 public child welfare agency representatives, 2 community partner representatives, and 3 evaluators. These numbers of participants, per category, are used in the table below to calculate the number of respondents, across the 17 projects to be surveyed. Differences in burden estimates for the different instruments reflect the number of questions in each. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 79 153 34 34 51 1 1 1 1 1 .75 .5 .25 .25 .75 59.25 76.5 8.5 8.5 38.25 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Project Leadership Protocol ............................................................................ Service Provider Protocol ................................................................................ Public Child Welfare Partner Protocol ............................................................. Community Partner Protocol ............................................................................ Evaluator Protocol ........................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 191.00 In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 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. Email address: infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26667 Filed 11–10–14; 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: Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking. OMB No.: 0970–0362. Description: The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, Public Law 110–457, directs the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), upon receipt of credible information that an alien child may have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons and is seeking Federal assistance available to victims of trafficking, to promptly determine if the child is eligible for interim assistance. 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Specifically, the form asks the requestor for his/her identifying information, for information on the child, information describing the type of trafficking and circumstances surrounding the situation, and the strengths and needs of the child. The form also asks the requestor to verify the information contained in the form because the information could be the basis for a determination of an alien child’s eligibility for federally funded E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects: Conduct an electronic survey of 2012-funded 
Family Connection grantees to collect process evaluation data to 
include as part of the Cross-Site Evaluation.
    Title: Cross-site Evaluation Survey 2012 Family Connection 
Grantees.
    OMB No.: New.
    Description: In the interest of providing as complete an evaluation 
report as possible by the end of FY15, the Children's Bureau has 
directed the contractor conducting the Cross-site Evaluation to adopt 
the most efficient means possible to collect process evaluation data 
from grantees. The proposed electronic survey will replace originally 
planned in-person and telephone discussions with electronic surveys. 
This will enable collection of key information on project design, 
implementation, maintenance, and sustainability from key grantee 
representatives in an abbreviated amount of time. The quantitative 
nature of the surveys will enable rapid data analysis and reporting.
    Respondents: The Cross-site Evaluation addresses a total of 
seventeen (17) Family Connection grantees. Four categories of 
participants will be surveyed: Project Leadership, Service Providers, 
Project Partners (public child welfare and community agencies), and 
Evaluators. For each grantee, an average of 20 respondents is 
anticipated: 4 project leadership, 9 service providers, 2 public child 
welfare agency representatives, 2 community partner representatives, 
and 3 evaluators. These numbers of participants, per category, are used 
in the table below to calculate the number of respondents, across the 
17 projects to be surveyed. Differences in burden estimates for the 
different instruments reflect the number of questions in each.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                       Number of       Average
                    Instrument                         Number of     responses per   burden hours   Total burden
                                                      respondents     respondent     per response      hours
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Project Leadership Protocol.......................              79               1            .75          59.25
Service Provider Protocol.........................             153               1            .5           76.5
Public Child Welfare Partner Protocol.............              34               1            .25           8.5
Community Partner Protocol........................              34               1            .25           8.5
Evaluator Protocol................................              51               1            .75          38.25
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours...........  ..............  ..............  .............         191.00
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
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. Email 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26667 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P