Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 30253-30254 [2015-12695]

Download as PDF 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 30254 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 27, 2015 / Notices 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. 2015–12695 Filed 5–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Annual Report Guidance. OMB No.: 0970–0409. Tribal Home Visiting grantees have been notified that in every year of their grant, after the first year, they must comply with the requirement for submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary that should feature activities carried out under the program during the past reporting period. In order to assist grantees with meeting the requirements of the Annual Report to the Secretary, ACF created guidance for grantees to use when writing their annual reports. ACF is requesting approval to renew and update the existing Tribal Home Visiting Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB Control No. 0970–0409) that will include instructions for grantees to submit either an annual or final report (in the final year of the grant) on the progress of their program to the Secretary, depending on the reporting period. This Report Shall Address the Following: • Update on Home Visiting Program Goals and Objectives • Update on the Implementation of Home Visiting Program in Targeted Community(ies) • Update on progress toward meeting Legislatively Mandated Benchmark Requirements • Update on Rigorous Evaluation Activities • Update on Home Visiting Program Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Efforts • Update on Dissemination Activities • Update on Technical Assistance Needs Respondents: Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Managers (The information collection does not include direct interaction with individuals or families that receive the services). Description: Section 511(e)(8)(A) of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 2951 of the Affordable Care Act and amended by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, requires that grantees under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program for states and jurisdictions submit an annual and final report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the program and activities carried out under the program, including such data and information as the Secretary shall require. Section 511 (h)(2)(A) further states that the requirements for the MIECHV grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations are to be consistent, to the greatest extent practicable, with the requirements for grantees under the MIECHV program for states and jurisdictions. The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, has awarded grants for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal Home Visiting). The Tribal Home Visiting discretionary grants support cooperative agreements to conduct community needs assessments; plan for and implement high-quality, culturally-relevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in at-risk tribal communities; establish, measure, and report on progress toward meeting performance measures in six legislatively-mandated benchmark areas; and participate in rigorous evaluation activities to build the knowledge base on home visiting among Native populations. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours Annual/Final Report to the Secretary (depending on reporting period) ................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 25 1 1 50 1250 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,250. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@ OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 27, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30253-30254]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12695]


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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 
OMB-designated 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
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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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Native Language Preservation and                    40                 28                .50                560
 Maintenance Application Template...
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 560.
    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

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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. 2015-12695 Filed 5-26-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P