Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 78457-78458 [2014-30313]

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Project: Evaluation for the Partnerships for Success Program—New SAMHSA is conducting a cross-site evaluation of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Partnerships for Success (PFS) program, focusing on the PFS II cohort (first funded in 2012), PFS 2013 cohort (first funded in 2013), and PFS 2014 cohort (first funded in 2014) at both the grantee and community subrecipient levels. Grantees include states, jurisdictions, and tribal entities that subsequently fund community subrecipients to implement substance use prevention interventions. The overall goals of these SPF PFS cohorts is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, prioritizing underage drinking (UAD) among persons age 12 to 20, prescription drug misuse and abuse (PDM) among persons age 12 to 25, or both; reduce substance abuse-related problems; strengthen prevention capacity and infrastructure at the grantee and community levels; and leverage, redirect, and align statewide funding streams and resources for prevention. The SPF–PFS cross-site evaluation broadly aims to document and assess the factors that contribute to the effectiveness of the PFS approach to SAMHSA’s mission of reducing UAD and PDM, including costs, inputs, outputs, and contextual factors. Targeted evaluation outcomes include both grantee- and community-level substance use intervening variables (e.g., perceived risk of binge drinking), consumption (e.g., past year PDM), and PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78457 consequences (e.g., alcohol or prescription drug overdoses), especially those related to UAD and PDM. The SPF–PFS cross-site evaluation will examine infrastructure, with a primary focus on monitoring grantees and community subrecipients to ensure they follow the SPF process, but will place a special emphasis on assessing capacity changes of the community subrecipients who all should be purposefully selected for their high need and low capacity. Another important aspect of the infrastructure evaluation for the SPF–PFS cross-site will be an examination of leveraged partner relationships. In addition, the SPF–PFS cross-site evaluation will collect detailed data about implemented evidence-based interventions, to provide a comprehensive typology of interventions and assess how various types and combinations impact outcomes. The SPF PFS cross-site also will examine economic issues, including associations between funding and outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of various intervention types and combinations. The SPF–PFS cross site evaluation is expected to have numerous program and policy implications and outcomes at the national, state, and community levels. It will provide valuable information to the prevention field about best practices in real world settings, along with what types of adaptations community implementers make to evidence based interventions to better fit their targeted populations and settings. SPF–PFS cross-site findings will provide guidance to governmental entities and communities as to what types of interventions should be funded and implemented to reduce UAD and PDM. More specifically, this guidance will include information on what combinations or types of interventions work the best. Beyond intervention type and cost, the SPF–PFS cross-site evaluation also will provide a valuable assessment of the importance of leveraged funding as well as providing information about the process states, jurisdictions, tribes, and communities undergo to leverage funding. Information and guidance about leveraging that comes from the SPF–PFS cross site evaluation will allow the federal government, state, tribes, jurisdictions, and local communities to more effectively and efficiently use their resources and sustain future prevention efforts. Data collection efforts for the evaluation include a Grantee-Level Instrument—Revised (GLI–R), a Community-Level Instrument—Revised (CLI–R), and a Project Director (PD) E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 78458 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices Interview which will collect key programmatic components hypothesized to be associated with program effectiveness, such as leveraged funding, type of prevention intervention, costs, etc.. The SPF PFS cross-site instruments have been informed by current and previous crosssite evaluation efforts for SAMHSA, drawing heavily from lessons learned through prior and currently OMBapproved SPF SIG evaluations (OMB No. 0930–0279). The GLI–R is a web-based instrument to be completed by the PFS II, 2013, and 2014 grantee project directors (n=52), once at baseline and once in the final grant year. Baseline data for the PFS II and 2013 cohorts will be collected retrospectively. The GLI–R will provide categorical, qualitative, and quantitative data related to coordination of State efforts, use of strategic plans, access to data sources, data management, workforce development, cultural competence, sharing of evaluation data, and sustainability. The CLI–R is a web-based instrument designed to be completed by the PFS II, 2013, and 2014 subrecipient community project directors (n=610) to assess subrecipients’ progress through the SPF steps, prevention capacity, intervention implementation, and related funding and cost measures. The instrument will provide process data related to leveraging of funding, in-kind services, organizational capacity, collaboration with community partners, data infrastructure, planned intervention targets, intervention implementation (categorization, costs, adaptation, timing, dosage, and reach), cultural competence, evaluation, contextual factors, training and technical assistance needs, and sustainability. The CLI–R will be collected semiannually; however, not all questions will be answered every time. For instance, subrecipients will respond to items related to organizational capacity only at baseline and final follow-up, whereas they will respond to intervention implementation items every 6 months. The PD Interview is a semi-structured telephone interview with grantee project directors designed to collect more indepth information on subrecipient selection, criteria for intervention selection, continuation of SPF SIG activities, leveraging of funds, collaboration, evaluation activities, cultural competence policies, processes to impact health disparities, and challenges faced. The PD Interview will be collected at the beginning of the grant, in the third year of the grant, and in the final year of the grant. Baseline data for the PFS II and 2013 cohorts will be collected retrospectively and PFS II grantees will only participate in the interview at the beginning of their final year and at the close of their grant. ANNUALIZE BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent 17 517 30 564 1 2 1 .................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES GLI–RB .................................................................................................... SLI–R ....................................................................................................... Grantee PD Interview .............................................................................. Annualized Total ............................................................................... Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by January 29, 2015 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Summer King, Statistician. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information 
collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these 
documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Project: Evaluation for the Partnerships for Success Program--New

    SAMHSA is conducting a cross-site evaluation of the Strategic 
Prevention Framework (SPF) Partnerships for Success (PFS) program, 
focusing on the PFS II cohort (first funded in 2012), PFS 2013 cohort 
(first funded in 2013), and PFS 2014 cohort (first funded in 2014) at 
both the grantee and community subrecipient levels. Grantees include 
states, jurisdictions, and tribal entities that subsequently fund 
community subrecipients to implement substance use prevention 
interventions. The overall goals of these SPF PFS cohorts is to prevent 
the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, prioritizing 
underage drinking (UAD) among persons age 12 to 20, prescription drug 
misuse and abuse (PDM) among persons age 12 to 25, or both; reduce 
substance abuse-related problems; strengthen prevention capacity and 
infrastructure at the grantee and community levels; and leverage, 
redirect, and align statewide funding streams and resources for 
prevention.
    The SPF-PFS cross-site evaluation broadly aims to document and 
assess the factors that contribute to the effectiveness of the PFS 
approach to SAMHSA's mission of reducing UAD and PDM, including costs, 
inputs, outputs, and contextual factors. Targeted evaluation outcomes 
include both grantee- and community-level substance use intervening 
variables (e.g., perceived risk of binge drinking), consumption (e.g., 
past year PDM), and consequences (e.g., alcohol or prescription drug 
overdoses), especially those related to UAD and PDM.
    The SPF-PFS cross-site evaluation will examine infrastructure, with 
a primary focus on monitoring grantees and community subrecipients to 
ensure they follow the SPF process, but will place a special emphasis 
on assessing capacity changes of the community subrecipients who all 
should be purposefully selected for their high need and low capacity. 
Another important aspect of the infrastructure evaluation for the SPF-
PFS cross-site will be an examination of leveraged partner 
relationships. In addition, the SPF-PFS cross-site evaluation will 
collect detailed data about implemented evidence-based interventions, 
to provide a comprehensive typology of interventions and assess how 
various types and combinations impact outcomes. The SPF PFS cross-site 
also will examine economic issues, including associations between 
funding and outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of various intervention 
types and combinations.
    The SPF-PFS cross site evaluation is expected to have numerous 
program and policy implications and outcomes at the national, state, 
and community levels. It will provide valuable information to the 
prevention field about best practices in real world settings, along 
with what types of adaptations community implementers make to evidence 
based interventions to better fit their targeted populations and 
settings. SPF-PFS cross-site findings will provide guidance to 
governmental entities and communities as to what types of interventions 
should be funded and implemented to reduce UAD and PDM. More 
specifically, this guidance will include information on what 
combinations or types of interventions work the best. Beyond 
intervention type and cost, the SPF-PFS cross-site evaluation also will 
provide a valuable assessment of the importance of leveraged funding as 
well as providing information about the process states, jurisdictions, 
tribes, and communities undergo to leverage funding. Information and 
guidance about leveraging that comes from the SPF-PFS cross site 
evaluation will allow the federal government, state, tribes, 
jurisdictions, and local communities to more effectively and 
efficiently use their resources and sustain future prevention efforts.
    Data collection efforts for the evaluation include a Grantee-Level 
Instrument--Revised (GLI-R), a Community-Level Instrument--Revised 
(CLI-R), and a Project Director (PD)

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Interview which will collect key programmatic components hypothesized 
to be associated with program effectiveness, such as leveraged funding, 
type of prevention intervention, costs, etc.. The SPF PFS cross-site 
instruments have been informed by current and previous cross-site 
evaluation efforts for SAMHSA, drawing heavily from lessons learned 
through prior and currently OMB-approved SPF SIG evaluations (OMB No. 
0930-0279).
    The GLI-R is a web-based instrument to be completed by the PFS II, 
2013, and 2014 grantee project directors (n=52), once at baseline and 
once in the final grant year. Baseline data for the PFS II and 2013 
cohorts will be collected retrospectively. The GLI-R will provide 
categorical, qualitative, and quantitative data related to coordination 
of State efforts, use of strategic plans, access to data sources, data 
management, workforce development, cultural competence, sharing of 
evaluation data, and sustainability.
    The CLI-R is a web-based instrument designed to be completed by the 
PFS II, 2013, and 2014 subrecipient community project directors (n=610) 
to assess subrecipients' progress through the SPF steps, prevention 
capacity, intervention implementation, and related funding and cost 
measures. The instrument will provide process data related to 
leveraging of funding, in-kind services, organizational capacity, 
collaboration with community partners, data infrastructure, planned 
intervention targets, intervention implementation (categorization, 
costs, adaptation, timing, dosage, and reach), cultural competence, 
evaluation, contextual factors, training and technical assistance 
needs, and sustainability. The CLI-R will be collected semiannually; 
however, not all questions will be answered every time. For instance, 
subrecipients will respond to items related to organizational capacity 
only at baseline and final follow-up, whereas they will respond to 
intervention implementation items every 6 months.
    The PD Interview is a semi-structured telephone interview with 
grantee project directors designed to collect more in-depth information 
on subrecipient selection, criteria for intervention selection, 
continuation of SPF SIG activities, leveraging of funds, collaboration, 
evaluation activities, cultural competence policies, processes to 
impact health disparities, and challenges faced. The PD Interview will 
be collected at the beginning of the grant, in the third year of the 
grant, and in the final year of the grant. Baseline data for the PFS II 
and 2013 cohorts will be collected retrospectively and PFS II grantees 
will only participate in the interview at the beginning of their final 
year and at the close of their grant.

                                             Annualize Burden Hours
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                                                               Responses      Total                     Total
                   Instrument                     Number of       per       number of    Hours per      burden
                                                 respondents   respondent   responses     response      hours
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GLI-RB.........................................           17            1           17            1           17
SLI-R..........................................          517            2        1,034          2.6        2,688
Grantee PD Interview...........................           30            1           30          1.4           42
    Annualized Total...........................          564  ...........        1,081  ...........        2,747
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by January 29, 2015 to the SAMHSA 
Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of 
comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing 
of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged 
to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send 
their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 
202-395-7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management 
and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2014-30313 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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