Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 11679 [2015-04404]

Download as PDF 11679 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / Notices comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, 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. 2015–04441 Filed 3–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: The Evaluation and System Design for the Next Generation of HPOG Career Pathways Programs (HPOG Next Gen). OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing information collection activities as part of the Evaluation and System Design for the Next Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Career Pathways Programs (HPOG Next Gen). The goals of the HPOG Next Gen evaluation are to establish a data system for program management and evaluation and to design a study to assess the effectiveness of the new HPOG programs. The study also is intended to evaluate variation in participant impact that may be attributable to different HPOG program components. The impact study design will include a classic experiment in which eligible applicants for the non-Tribal HPOG program services will be randomly assigned to a treatment group offered participation in HPOG and a control group not offered the opportunity to enroll in HPOG. Both goals require collecting information from HPOG grantees on a regular basis. The information collection proposed is an internet-based collection of information from HPOG grantees on: (1) Baseline characteristics of both treatment group and control group sample members; (2) treatment group members’ program participation and patterns, and participant outputs and outcomes; and (3) program designs and operating characteristics. The universe of information collection proposed for HPOG Next Gen includes: 1. A performance management system will collect information from all grantees on their programs and participants on a semi-annual basis over the grant period of performance. 2. A brief baseline survey of eligible applicants to non-Tribal HPOG programs. Respondents: Participant level data to be collected by program staff in the approximately 40 grantee organizations (higher education institutions, workforce investment boards, private training institutions, nonprofit organizations, and tribal entities); individuals enrolled in HPOG interventions; and control group members. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES HPOG program performance report .................................. A brief baseline survey of eligible applicants to non-Tribal HPOG programs ............................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,750 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Mar 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 Annual number of respondents Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 120 40 2 31.25 2,500 31,500 10,500 1 .5 5,250 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 PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Karl Koerper, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–04404 Filed 3–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Annual Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report and Instructions Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging. AGENCY: Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: The Evaluation and System Design for the Next Generation of 
HPOG Career Pathways Programs (HPOG Next Gen).
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing 
information collection activities as part of the Evaluation and System 
Design for the Next Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants 
(HPOG) Career Pathways Programs (HPOG Next Gen). The goals of the HPOG 
Next Gen evaluation are to establish a data system for program 
management and evaluation and to design a study to assess the 
effectiveness of the new HPOG programs. The study also is intended to 
evaluate variation in participant impact that may be attributable to 
different HPOG program components. The impact study design will include 
a classic experiment in which eligible applicants for the non-Tribal 
HPOG program services will be randomly assigned to a treatment group 
offered participation in HPOG and a control group not offered the 
opportunity to enroll in HPOG.
    Both goals require collecting information from HPOG grantees on a 
regular basis. The information collection proposed is an internet-based 
collection of information from HPOG grantees on: (1) Baseline 
characteristics of both treatment group and control group sample 
members; (2) treatment group members' program participation and 
patterns, and participant outputs and outcomes; and (3) program designs 
and operating characteristics.
    The universe of information collection proposed for HPOG Next Gen 
includes:
    1. A performance management system will collect information from 
all grantees on their programs and participants on a semi-annual basis 
over the grant period of performance.
    2. A brief baseline survey of eligible applicants to non-Tribal 
HPOG programs.

Respondents: Participant level data to be collected by program staff in 
the approximately 40 grantee organizations (higher education 
institutions, workforce investment boards, private training 
institutions, nonprofit organizations, and tribal entities); 
individuals enrolled in HPOG interventions; and control group members.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per    hours  per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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HPOG program performance report.             120              40               2           31.25           2,500
A brief baseline survey of                31,500          10,500               1             .5            5,250
 eligible applicants to non-
 Tribal HPOG programs...........
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,750
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: OPREinfocollection@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.

Karl Koerper,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-04404 Filed 3-3-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P