Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 30252-30253 [2015-12694]

Download as PDF 30252 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 27, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument NEW program plan guidance for non-477 Tribes ........................................... NEW program plan guidance for 477 Tribes ................................................... NEW program report ....................................................................................... 1 15 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 3 45 1 1 1 29 29 15 435 319 675 ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,429 2 11 1 We estimate that 45 of the 78 NEW grantees will not include their NEW programs in P.L. 102–477 projects. 48 grantees divided by 3 (because grantees submit the NEW plan once every 3 years) = 15. 2 We estimate that 33 of the 78 NEW grantees will include their NEW programs in P.L. 102–77 projects. 31 grantees divided by 3 (because grantees submit the NEW plan once every 3 years) = 11. 3 We estimate that 45 of the 78 NEW grantees will not include their NEW programs in P.L. 102–477 projects and therefore will submit the NEW program report to HHS. 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–12676 Filed 5–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories for FFY 2016–2018 (ACF–118). OMB No.: 0970–0114. Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the Plan) for States and Territories is required from each CCDF Lead agency in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, as amended, by Public Law 113–186 and U.S.C 9858. The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurances about, the States’ and Territories’ child care programs. On November 19, 2014, the President signed the CCDBG Act of 2014 into law. The law (Pub. L. 113–186) made significant changes to the CCDF Program to protect the health and safety of children in child care, promote continuity of access to subsidy for lowincome families, better inform parents and the general public about the child care choices available to them, and improve the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs. The CCDBG Act also changed the Plan cycle from a biennial to a triennial Plan period; thus, the FY 2016–2018 Plan will cover a 3-year period. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) granted OCC an emergency clearance of the FY 2016–2018 CCDF State/Territory Plan Preprint which provided a single 30-day comment period from January 30, 2015–March 2, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2015, to enable States and Territories time to submit their Plans by July 1, 2015 on the OMB approved form. Upon careful consideration of the concerns raised by States and Territories regarding the July submission date, OCC extended the submission deadline for the FY 2016—2018 CCDF Plan from July 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016. This will give State and Territory grantees more time to engage partner agencies and stakeholders, brief legislators on needed statutory changes, and develop meaningful implementation plans. The extension does not extend the FY 2016– 2018 3-year plan period; Plans will be effective through September 30, 2018. The change in the Plan submission deadline enables the OCC to complete the regular Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance process which requires two Federal Register notices and comment periods—with this notice being the first under that regular process. OCC is now requesting comment on a revised version of the Plan Pre-print that takes into consideration the public comments received during the earlier 30-day emergency comment period. We recognize that some States and Territories had asked for additional interpretation of the new provisions in the law. OCC has included guidance and clarification in the revised Preprint where appropriate and through Program Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions, which are available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/ ccdf-reauthorization. Pending the issuance of implementing regulations, States are to comply with the law based on their reasonable interpretation of the requirements in the revised CCDBG statute. Respondents: State and Territory Agencies (56). E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 30253 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 27, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours CCDF Preprint ................................................................................. 56 0.50 162.5 4,550 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–12694 Filed 5–26–15; 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 Proposed Projects Title: Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Grant Application Template Pilot. OMB No.: New. Description: Based on feedback from grantees and TA providers, ANA became aware of the fact that many applicants face considerable challenges attempting to respond to Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to apply for grant funding. In particular, many applicants are overwhelmed by the volume of information in the FOAs, have trouble discerning what information is being requested, and find it difficult to structure the application narratives required by the FOAs. The proposed Electronic Grant Application Template is intended to be made part of the Grant Application Package through Grants.gov, the OMBdesignated government-wide Web site for finding and applying for Federal financial assistance. The Grant Application Template is proposed to be piloted as a consolidated and streamlined pre-formatted electronic application form that is user-friendly and has an interactive interface providing structure and clarity for applicants. The proposed Grant Application Template is not intended to replace the FOA which will still function as the full text of all funding opportunities for which applications are sought and considered by the Administration for Native Americans. The proposed Grant Application Template will be used in a pilot capacity in just one Administration for Native Americans’ discretionary program areas: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance. All applicants applying for funding in that program area will be required to use the Application Template during the pilot competition proposed for FY16 unless they request and receive approval to submit a paper application. By using the Grant Application Template, no applicant will be required to provide any information beyond what is already required by the FOA. Additionally, free training and technical assistance will be available to all applicants on use of the Template. ANA intends to use the project proposals submitted via the Grant Application Template to make funding decisions for Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance grant awards made in the FY 2016 pilot year. In addition, ANA will solicit feedback from applicants and panel reviewers to obtain feedback on the results, outcomes, and their recommendations regarding the Grant Application Template as a user friendly method of applying for funding opportunities. If the pilot is successful in making it easier for applicants to apply, ANA will consider potentially expanding use of the Template to all Administration for Native Americans ‘discretionary funding areas in subsequent years. Respondents: Applicants responding to Native Language Preservation and Maintenance FY 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Application Template .............................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 560. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 Number of responses per respondent 40 28 Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response .50 Total burden hours 560 information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 27, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories 
for FFY 2016-2018 (ACF-118).
    OMB No.: 0970-0114.
    Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the 
Plan) for States and Territories is required from each CCDF Lead agency 
in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block 
Grant (CCDBG) Act, as amended, by Public Law 113-186 and U.S.C 9858. 
The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and 
assurances about, the States' and Territories' child care programs.
    On November 19, 2014, the President signed the CCDBG Act of 2014 
into law. The law (Pub. L. 113-186) made significant changes to the 
CCDF Program to protect the health and safety of children in child 
care, promote continuity of access to subsidy for low-income families, 
better inform parents and the general public about the child care 
choices available to them, and improve the overall quality of early 
learning and afterschool programs. The CCDBG Act also changed the Plan 
cycle from a biennial to a triennial Plan period; thus, the FY 2016-
2018 Plan will cover a 3-year period.
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) granted OCC an emergency 
clearance of the FY 2016-2018 CCDF State/Territory Plan Preprint which 
provided a single 30-day comment period from January 30, 2015-March 2, 
2015, to enable States and Territories time to submit their Plans by 
July 1, 2015 on the OMB approved form. Upon careful consideration of 
the concerns raised by States and Territories regarding the July 
submission date, OCC extended the submission deadline for the FY 2016--
2018 CCDF Plan from July 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016. This will give State 
and Territory grantees more time to engage partner agencies and 
stakeholders, brief legislators on needed statutory changes, and 
develop meaningful implementation plans. The extension does not extend 
the FY 2016-2018 3-year plan period; Plans will be effective through 
September 30, 2018.
    The change in the Plan submission deadline enables the OCC to 
complete the regular Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance process 
which requires two Federal Register notices and comment periods--with 
this notice being the first under that regular process. OCC is now 
requesting comment on a revised version of the Plan Pre-print that 
takes into consideration the public comments received during the 
earlier 30-day emergency comment period. We recognize that some States 
and Territories had asked for additional interpretation of the new 
provisions in the law. OCC has included guidance and clarification in 
the revised Preprint where appropriate and through Program Instructions 
and Frequently Asked Questions, which are available at:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/ccdf-reauthorization. Pending the issuance 
of implementing regulations, States are to comply with the law based on 
their reasonable interpretation of the requirements in the revised 
CCDBG statute.
    Respondents: State and Territory Agencies (56).

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                                             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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CCDF Preprint.......................                56               0.50              162.5              4,550
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:
    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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-12694 Filed 5-26-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P