30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application-Continuum of Care Registration, 68907-68908 [2014-27306]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices Respondents: (i.e. affected public): Business, Not for profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,080. Estimated Number of Responses: 8. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Average Hours per Response: 1.5 Hour. Total Estimated Burdens: 12. 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. Comments Due Date: December 19, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street 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 September 11, 2014. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. A. Overview of Information Collection Dated: November 12, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27305 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5752–N–91] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application—Continuum of Care Registration Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 DATES: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68907 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68908 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 (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: November 12, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27306 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [145A2100DD/AAK3000000/A0H501010/ 241A00] Revision of Agency Information Collection for Indian Child Welfare Quarterly and Annual Report Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the revision of collection of information for the Indian Child Welfare Quarterly and Annual Report. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0131, which expires November 30, 2014. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or you may send an email to: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to: Ms. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Evangeline Campbell, Chief, Division of Human Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS–4513–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–5113; email: Evangeline.Campbell@ bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Evangeline Campbell, (202) 513–7621. You may review the information collection request online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The BIA is seeking to revise the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 23, related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). BIA collects information using a consolidated caseload form, which tribal ICWA program directors fill out. BIA uses the information to determine the extent of service needs in local Indian communities, assess ICWA program effectiveness, and provide date for the annual program budget justification. The aggregated report is not considered confidential. A response is required to obtain and/or retain a benefit. The revision includes changes to the existing form, reducing which is now, Part A—Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Data, and adds a new section, Part B—Tribal Child Abuse Neglect Data. Part A—ICWA Data has been simplified, including fewer categories that were no longer considered useful for planning purposes, based on feedback received from BIA Regional staff. Part B—Tribal Child Abuse and Neglect Data is a new section. Part B only applies to tribes that operate child protection programs. Copies of the forms are available on the Web site at http://www.bia.gov/ WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/HumanServices/ index.htm for review and comment. We estimate the hourly burden for Part A— ICWA Data will be reduced, from 30 minutes to 15 minutes, and when applicable, Part B—Tribal Child Abuse and Neglect Data is estimated to take approximately 15 minutes to complete. II. Request for Comments On September 8, 2014, BIA published a notice announcing the revision of this information collection and provided a 60-day comment period in the Federal Register (79 FR 53206). There were no comments received in response to this notice. The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5752-N-91]


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

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection 
requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public 
comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: December 19, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street 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 toll-free 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 
September 11, 2014.

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. 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

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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: November 12, 2014.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-27306 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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