60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Counseling Training Grant Program, 6035-6036 [2016-02179]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Pages 6035-6036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02179]



[Docket No. FR-5913-N-02]

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing 
Counseling Training Grant Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment 
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: April 4, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 
202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other 
available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may 
access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Siebenlist, Director, Office of 
Housing Counseling, Policy and Grants Administration, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5415 (this is not a toll free number) for 
copies of the proposed forms and other available information.
    Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from 
Mr. Siebenlist.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Housing Counseling Training Grant 
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0567.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Form Number: SF-424, SF-424 Supp, SF-424CB, SF-LLL, HUD-2880, HUD-
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Eligible organizations submit information to HUD through Grants.gov 
when applying for grant funds to provide housing counseling training to 
housing counselors. HUD uses the information collected to evaluate 
applicants competitively and then select qualified organizations to 
receive funding that supplement their housing counseling training 
program. Post-award collection, such as quarterly reports, will allow 
HUD to evaluate grantees' performance.
    Respondents: Not for profit Institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 30.
    Frequency of Response: One-time application and quarterly reports.
    Average Hours per Response: 14.0.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 1192.

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B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected parties concerning the collection of information described in 
Section A on the following:
    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on those who are to respond; including 
through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission 
of responses.
    HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to 
these questions.

    Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

    Dated: February 1, 2016.
 Janet M. Golrick,
Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing--Associate 
Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2016-02179 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]