Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 67167-67168 [2014-26708]

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. The law further directs the Secretary of HHS to determine if a child PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 receiving interim assistance is eligible for assistance as a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons after consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and nongovernmental organizations with expertise on victims of severe form of trafficking. In developing procedures for collecting the necessary information from potential child victims of trafficking, their case managers, attorneys, or other representatives to allow HHS to grant interim eligibility, HHS devised a form. HHS has determined that the use of a standard form to collect information is the best way to ensure requestors are notified of their option to request assistance for child victims of trafficking and to make prompt and consistent determinations about the child’s eligibility for assistance. 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 67168 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices benefits. Finally, the form takes into consideration the need to compile information regarding a child’s circumstances and experiences in a nondirective, child-friendly way, and assists the requestor in assessing whether the child may have been subjected to trafficking in persons. The information provided through the completion of a Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking form will enable HHS to make prompt determinations regarding the eligibility of an alien child for interim assistance, inform HHS’ determination regarding the child’s eligibility for assistance as a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, facilitate the required consultation process, and enable HHS to assess potential child protection issues. HHS proposes to make several small, technical changes to the form, including the elimination of an unnecessary paragraph and updated references to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, to reflect changes to that law. Respondents: Representatives of governmental and nongovernmental entities providing social, legal, or protective services to alien persons under the age of 18 (children) in the United States who are neither U.S. citizens nor Lawful Permanent Residents and who may have been subjected to severe forms of trafficking in persons. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking ..................... 40 1 1 40 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40. 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 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 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, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–26708 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Objective Work Plan (OWP), Objective Progress Report (OPR) and Project Abstract. OMB No.: 0970–0204. Description: Content changes are being proposed for the OPR and OWP ONLY. The information in the OPR is collected on a quarterly basis to monitor the performance of grantees and better gauge grantee progress. The standardized format allows ANA to report results across all its program areas and flag grantees that may need additional training and/or technical assistance to successfully implement their projects. The following are proposed changes within specific sections of the OPR form: Objective Work Plan Update Section: ANA has added fields for 1st through 4th Quarter (Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4) to report the results for activities within each Project Objective. The grantee may continue to add to this form each quarter (rather than to a new form), reflecting cumulative results throughout the project period instead of a single quarter. Financial Section: ANA has added 2 questions to: (1) Provide details on any income generated as a result of ANA project activities; 2) Provide details on any changes made to the budget during the reporting period. Native American Youth and Elder Opportunities Section: ANA has added a question to: (1) Request details on any PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 intergenerational activities between grandparents and their grandchildren. Finally, ANA has added a new section (last section) to the form titled: PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY, to: (1) Request details on the grantee’s intention to continue the project benefits and/or services after ANA’s funding period for the project has ended. End of Changes to the OPR The OWP: The information collected through the OWP is needed to properly administer and monitor the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) programs. The OWP assists applicants in describing their projects’ objectives and activities, and also assists independent panel reviewers, ANA staff and the ANA Commissioner during review and funding decision process. Changes Specific Sections of the OWP Problem Statement: ANA added a field for applicants to include the problem statement they identified in their grant application. Position Performing the Activity: On the previous OWP, ANA requested applicants to identify the position responsible for each activity. ANA has changed this title to ‘‘position performing the activity’’ and applicants are asked to identify the lead person in one column and other support persons in the second column. End of Changes to the OWP Project Abstract: The Project Abstract form is no longer managed by ANA. Respondents: Tribal Government, Native Non-profit Organizations, Tribal Colleges & Universities. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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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. The law further directs the 
Secretary of HHS to determine if a child receiving interim assistance 
is eligible for assistance as a victim of a severe form of trafficking 
in persons after consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary 
of Homeland Security, and nongovernmental organizations with expertise 
on victims of severe form of trafficking.
    In developing procedures for collecting the necessary information 
from potential child victims of trafficking, their case managers, 
attorneys, or other representatives to allow HHS to grant interim 
eligibility, HHS devised a form. HHS has determined that the use of a 
standard form to collect information is the best way to ensure 
requestors are notified of their option to request assistance for child 
victims of trafficking and to make prompt and consistent determinations 
about the child's eligibility for assistance.
    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

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benefits. Finally, the form takes into consideration the need to 
compile information regarding a child's circumstances and experiences 
in a non-directive, child-friendly way, and assists the requestor in 
assessing whether the child may have been subjected to trafficking in 
persons.
    The information provided through the completion of a Request for 
Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking form will enable HHS 
to make prompt determinations regarding the eligibility of an alien 
child for interim assistance, inform HHS' determination regarding the 
child's eligibility for assistance as a victim of a severe form of 
trafficking in persons, facilitate the required consultation process, 
and enable HHS to assess potential child protection issues. HHS 
proposes to make several small, technical changes to the form, 
including the elimination of an unnecessary paragraph and updated 
references to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as 
amended, to reflect changes to that law.
    Respondents: Representatives of governmental and nongovernmental 
entities providing social, legal, or protective services to alien 
persons under the age of 18 (children) in the United States who are 
neither U.S. citizens nor Lawful Permanent Residents and who may have 
been subjected to severe forms of trafficking in persons.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Request for Assistance for Child Victims of               40                1                1               40
 Human Trafficking..........................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40.
    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 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 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, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26708 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P