Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 5093 [2015-01830]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 20 / Friday, January 30, 2015 / Notices B-List (–2290 thru –2291) Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–01786 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed Opportunity Youth Evaluation Bundling study. The primary purpose of the study is to conduct an outcome evaluation on the common interventions of select AmeriCorps State and National grantees engaging opportunity youth as AmeriCorps members. The project is an effort to generate rigorous outcome evidence, leverage limited evaluation resources, and build the evaluation capacity of smaller AmeriCorps State and National grantees. Collection of this data is not required for obtaining grant funding support from CNCS. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by March 31, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Research and Evaluation; Attention asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jan 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 Adrienne DiTommaso, Research Analyst, 10th floor, 10902A; 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrienne DiTommaso, 1–202–606– 3611, or by email at aditommaso@ cns.gov. CNCS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The primary purpose of the study is to conduct an outcome evaluation on the common interventions of select AmeriCorps State and National grantees engaging opportunity youth as AmeriCorps members. The project is an effort to generate rigorous outcome evidence, leverage limited evaluation resources, and build the evaluation capacity of smaller AmeriCorps State and National grantees. At the same time, it is an effort to test a new evaluation approach that has the potential to enhance the ability of any small program to gather and utilize outcome data. Collection of this data is not required for obtaining grant funding support from CNCS. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5093 Current Action This is a new information collection request. This study would administer a 15 minute, online or telephone survey to opportunity youth who are engaged as AmeriCorps members in select programs participating in the study. Additionally, a statistically matched comparison group of opportunity youth not engaged as AmeriCorps members would receive the survey. The survey consists of three sections of questions querying respondents about educational attainment, employment status, and civic engagement, intending to assess educational, employment and civic engagement outcomes achieved as a result of participating in the AmeriCorps program. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Opportunity Youth Evaluation Bundling project. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Opportunity youth engaged in select AmeriCorps State and National programs, and a group of statistically matched comparison youth not participating in an AmeriCorps State and National program. Total Respondents: 640. Frequency: Three times. Average Time per Response: Averages 15 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 480. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: January 26, 2015. Steve Plank, Director of Research and Evaluation, Office of Research and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2015–01830 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Day of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as 
part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the 
general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be 
provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial 
resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, 
and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly 
assessed.
    Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed 
Opportunity Youth Evaluation Bundling study. The primary purpose of the 
study is to conduct an outcome evaluation on the common interventions 
of select AmeriCorps State and National grantees engaging opportunity 
youth as AmeriCorps members. The project is an effort to generate 
rigorous outcome evidence, leverage limited evaluation resources, and 
build the evaluation capacity of smaller AmeriCorps State and National 
grantees. Collection of this data is not required for obtaining grant 
funding support from CNCS.
    Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by March 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Office of Research and Evaluation; Attention Adrienne 
DiTommaso, Research Analyst, 10th floor, 10902A; 1201 New York Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 
8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-
TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrienne DiTommaso, 1-202-606-3611, or 
by email at aditommaso@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments 
that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses).

Background

    The primary purpose of the study is to conduct an outcome 
evaluation on the common interventions of select AmeriCorps State and 
National grantees engaging opportunity youth as AmeriCorps members. The 
project is an effort to generate rigorous outcome evidence, leverage 
limited evaluation resources, and build the evaluation capacity of 
smaller AmeriCorps State and National grantees. At the same time, it is 
an effort to test a new evaluation approach that has the potential to 
enhance the ability of any small program to gather and utilize outcome 
data. Collection of this data is not required for obtaining grant 
funding support from CNCS.

Current Action

    This is a new information collection request. This study would 
administer a 15 minute, online or telephone survey to opportunity youth 
who are engaged as AmeriCorps members in select programs participating 
in the study. Additionally, a statistically matched comparison group of 
opportunity youth not engaged as AmeriCorps members would receive the 
survey. The survey consists of three sections of questions querying 
respondents about educational attainment, employment status, and civic 
engagement, intending to assess educational, employment and civic 
engagement outcomes achieved as a result of participating in the 
AmeriCorps program.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Opportunity Youth Evaluation Bundling project.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Opportunity youth engaged in select AmeriCorps 
State and National programs, and a group of statistically matched 
comparison youth not participating in an AmeriCorps State and National 
program.
    Total Respondents: 640.
    Frequency: Three times.
    Average Time per Response: Averages 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 480.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: January 26, 2015.
Steve Plank,
Director of Research and Evaluation, Office of Research and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2015-01830 Filed 1-29-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6050-28-P