Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 55119-55120 [2015-23022]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 177 / Monday, September 14, 2015 / Notices PPS–2 (the two methodologies allowed by CMS and specified in CCBHC PPS guidance previously issued by CMS). The cost report would assist states in meeting the requirement for annual reporting of CCBHC cost to CMS in a manner that is consistent with the guidance’s cost reporting and documentation requirements. Information collections approved under this package’s control number are reviewed/approved under OMB’s generic process. As such, they are usually not subject to formal public review and comment. In this instance, however, CMS is interested in receiving public input and is posting the cost report, cost report instructions, and Supporting Statement on its Web site for public review (see ADDRESSES and DATES). Form Number: CMS–10398 (#43) (OMB control number 0938–1148); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector (not-for-profits institutions) and State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 24; Total Annual Responses: 24; Total Annual Hours: 1,832. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Mary Cieslicki at 410–786– 4576). Dated: September 9, 2015. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–23053 Filed 9–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Child Care Quarterly Case Record Report—ACF–801. OMB No.: 0970–0167. Description: Section 658K of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act (42 U.S.C. 9858, as amended by Pub. L. 113–186) requires that States and Territories submit monthly case-level data on the children and families receiving direct services under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The implementing VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 regulations for the statutorily required reporting are at 45 CFR 98.70 and 98.71. Case-level reports, submitted quarterly or monthly (at grantee option), include monthly sample or full population caselevel data. The data elements to be included in these reports are represented in the ACF–801. ACF uses disaggregate data to determine program and participant characteristics as well as costs and levels of child care services provided. This provides ACF with the information necessary to make reports to Congress, address national child care needs, offer technical assistance to grantees, meet performance measures, and conduct research. Consistent with the recent reauthorization of the CCDBG statute, ACF requests extension of the ACF–801 including a number of changes and clarifications to the reporting requirements and instructions as set forth below. • Homeless Status: Section 658K(a)(1)(B)(xi) of the CCDBG Act now requires States to report whether children receiving assistance under this subchapter are homeless children. Specifically, this data element will be required with the reporting period beginning October 2015. • Child Disability: ACF proposes to add a new data element effective October 2016 indicating whether or not each child receiving services is a child with a disability, in part to track State implementation of priority for services requirements at section 658E(c)(3)(B) of the CCDBG Act (which includes children with special needs as defined by the State). • Military Status: ACF proposes to add a new data element effective October 2016 to the ACF–801 to determine the family’s status related to military service. • Family Zip Code and Provider Zip Code: ACF proposes to add zip codes effective October 2016 to both the family and the provider records to identify the communities where CCDF families and providers are located, in part to support implementation of sections 658E(a)(2)(M) and 658E(a)(2)(Q) of the CCDBG Act that require States to address the supply and access to highquality child care services for certain areas and populations. • Quality of Child Care Providers: The existing ACF–801 allows States several ways of reporting information on PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55119 the quality of each child’s provider(s)— including: Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) participation and rating, accreditation status, State pre-K standards, and other State-defined quality measure. To date, States have been required to report on at least one of the quality elements for a portion of the provider population. ACF is proposing that, effective with the October 2017 report, States must report quality information for every child care provider. States with a QRIS, at a minimum, would be required to report QRIS participation and rating for every provider. States without QRIS would be required to report quality information for every provider using one or more of the quality elements on the form. ACF is proposing to add a new option to indicate whether or not the provider is subject to Head Start or Early Head Start standards. • Inspection Date: Section 658E(c)(2)(J) of the reauthorized CCDBG Act requires States to monitor both licensed and license-exempt CCDF providers. ACF proposes to add a data element effective October 2017 indicating, for each child care provider delivering services to a CCDF child, the date of the most recent inspection for compliance with health, safety, and fire standards (including licensing standards for licensed providers). • Personally Identifiable Information: Section 658K(a)(1)(E) of the CCDBG Act now prohibits the ACF–801 report from containing personally identifiable information. As a result, ACF proposes to delete Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from the report. Specifically, this change will be required with the reporting period beginning October 2015. Note that the form will still require a unique identifying number, other than the SSN, that is assigned by the State for each family. • Language: ACF proposes to add a data element effective October 2016 indicating, the primary language spoken in the home consistent with a Head Start Program Information Report question, i.e., Primary Language of Family at Home. Respondents: States, the District of Columbia, and Territories including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianna Islands. E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 55120 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 177 / Monday, September 14, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–801 .......................................................................................................... 56 4 25 5,600 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600. 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 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 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, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV. Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–23022 Filed 9–11–15; 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: Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded 275 Early Head Start expansion and Early Head Start-child care partnership grants in 50 states; Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; and the Northern Mariana Islands. These grants will allow new or existing Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care centers and family child care providers to expand highquality early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers from low-income families. ACF is proposing to conduct a descriptive study of the new partnership grantees to document the characteristics and features of partnerships and the activities that aim to improve professional development and quality of services and better meet the needs of families. The study will focus on the grantees that have received funds for Early Head Start-child care partnership grants. The proposed data collection for the descriptive Study of Early Head Start- Child Care Partnerships will include two components: (1) Surveys of 311 partnership grantee and delegate agency directors and a randomly selected sample of 933 child care partners, and (2) in-depth follow-up case studies of 12 purposively selected partnerships. The goal of this work is to collect descriptive information about partnership grantees and delegate agencies, child care partners, and services and quality improvement activities implemented as part of the partnerships and explore how particular partnership models operate. These data will be used to describe the national landscape of partnerships, fill a knowledge gap about partnership models implemented in the field, lay the groundwork for future research, and provide information to inform technical assistance and actions aimed at informing the Early Head Start-child care partnerships grant initiative. Respondents: Partnership grantee and delegate agency directors; child care partner managers/owners; partnership staff who focus on coordinating activities among partners, monitoring compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, and providing technical assistance and training; frontline staff; parents; and other state and local stakeholders (such as staff from child care resource and referral agencies or child care subsidy administrators). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent 311 933 156 467 1 1 1 0.50 156 234 12 36 48 96 96 96 48 6 18 24 48 48 48 24 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 9 18 24 72 72 72 36 12 180 6 90 1 1 2 0.33 12 30 1. Partnership grantee and delegate agency director survey .................................................................................... 2. Child care partner survey ................................................ 3. Interview topic guide: Partnership grantee and delegate agency directors .... Partnership staff ............................................................ State and local stakeholders ........................................ 4. Parent focus group guide ................................................ 5. Child care center director focus group guide .................. 6. Child care center teacher focus group guide .................. 7. Family child care provider focus group guide ................. 8. Partnership grantee and delegate agency director questionnaire ............................................................................ 9. Child care partner questionnaire ..................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 177 (Monday, September 14, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Child Care Quarterly Case Record Report--ACF-801.
    OMB No.: 0970-0167.
    Description: Section 658K of the Child Care and Development Block 
Grant (CCDBG) Act (42 U.S.C. 9858, as amended by Pub. L. 113-186) 
requires that States and Territories submit monthly case-level data on 
the children and families receiving direct services under the Child 
Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The implementing regulations for the 
statutorily required reporting are at 45 CFR 98.70 and 98.71. Case-
level reports, submitted quarterly or monthly (at grantee option), 
include monthly sample or full population case-level data. The data 
elements to be included in these reports are represented in the ACF-
801. ACF uses disaggregate data to determine program and participant 
characteristics as well as costs and levels of child care services 
provided. This provides ACF with the information necessary to make 
reports to Congress, address national child care needs, offer technical 
assistance to grantees, meet performance measures, and conduct 
research.
    Consistent with the recent reauthorization of the CCDBG statute, 
ACF requests extension of the ACF-801 including a number of changes and 
clarifications to the reporting requirements and instructions as set 
forth below.
     Homeless Status: Section 658K(a)(1)(B)(xi) of the CCDBG 
Act now requires States to report whether children receiving assistance 
under this subchapter are homeless children. Specifically, this data 
element will be required with the reporting period beginning October 
2015.
     Child Disability: ACF proposes to add a new data element 
effective October 2016 indicating whether or not each child receiving 
services is a child with a disability, in part to track State 
implementation of priority for services requirements at section 
658E(c)(3)(B) of the CCDBG Act (which includes children with special 
needs as defined by the State).
     Military Status: ACF proposes to add a new data element 
effective October 2016 to the ACF-801 to determine the family's status 
related to military service.
     Family Zip Code and Provider Zip Code: ACF proposes to add 
zip codes effective October 2016 to both the family and the provider 
records to identify the communities where CCDF families and providers 
are located, in part to support implementation of sections 
658E(a)(2)(M) and 658E(a)(2)(Q) of the CCDBG Act that require States to 
address the supply and access to high-quality child care services for 
certain areas and populations.
     Quality of Child Care Providers: The existing ACF-801 
allows States several ways of reporting information on the quality of 
each child's provider(s)--including: Quality Rating and Improvement 
System (QRIS) participation and rating, accreditation status, State 
pre-K standards, and other State-defined quality measure. To date, 
States have been required to report on at least one of the quality 
elements for a portion of the provider population. ACF is proposing 
that, effective with the October 2017 report, States must report 
quality information for every child care provider. States with a QRIS, 
at a minimum, would be required to report QRIS participation and rating 
for every provider. States without QRIS would be required to report 
quality information for every provider using one or more of the quality 
elements on the form. ACF is proposing to add a new option to indicate 
whether or not the provider is subject to Head Start or Early Head 
Start standards.
     Inspection Date: Section 658E(c)(2)(J) of the reauthorized 
CCDBG Act requires States to monitor both licensed and license-exempt 
CCDF providers. ACF proposes to add a data element effective October 
2017 indicating, for each child care provider delivering services to a 
CCDF child, the date of the most recent inspection for compliance with 
health, safety, and fire standards (including licensing standards for 
licensed providers).
     Personally Identifiable Information: Section 658K(a)(1)(E) 
of the CCDBG Act now prohibits the ACF-801 report from containing 
personally identifiable information. As a result, ACF proposes to 
delete Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from the report. Specifically, 
this change will be required with the reporting period beginning 
October 2015. Note that the form will still require a unique 
identifying number, other than the SSN, that is assigned by the State 
for each family.
     Language: ACF proposes to add a data element effective 
October 2016 indicating, the primary language spoken in the home 
consistent with a Head Start Program Information Report question, i.e., 
Primary Language of Family at Home.
    Respondents: States, the District of Columbia, and Territories 
including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and 
the Northern Marianna Islands.

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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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ACF-801.....................................              56                4               25            5,600
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600.
    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 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 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, Email: 
OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV. Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
 Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-23022 Filed 9-11-15; 8:45 am]
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