Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 6521-6522 [2016-02351]

Download as PDF 6521 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices an effective date for their mandatory use. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Sandra Cashman, Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Administration for Children and Families [FR Doc. 2016–02395 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Title: Same-sex relationships: Updates to Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will examine how healthy marriage programs currently approach, and could approach, serving sexual minority populations, that is, lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations. ACF expects to collect and analyze data from a range of information collection efforts— including interviews with program administrators, program managers, healthy marriage and relationship programming experts, and focus groups with program applicants and program attendees—to propose methods and practices for serving such couples/ individuals/youth. Respondents: Current program applicants and participants, program managers and facilitators, and experts in the field. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total/ annual number of respondents Instrument (and appendix No.) asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Focus Group Guide for Adult Applicants (Instrument #1) ............................... Focus Group Guide for Adult Attendees (Instrument #2) ............................... Focus Group Guide for Youth (Instrument #3) ................................................ Interview Guide with Experts (Instrument #4) ................................................. Interview Guide with Program Managers (Instrument #5) .............................. Interview Guide with Facilitators (Instrument #6) ............................................ Staff Recruitment Script ................................................................................... Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 190. 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, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ 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, ACF Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–02358 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–73–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 18 36 36 12 10 10 90 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: National Center on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (NCEHS– CCP) Evaluation. 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 (EHS–CCP) 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 high-quality early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers from low-income families. NCEHS–CCP will support the effective implementation of new EHS– CCP grants by disseminating information through training and technical assistance (T/TA) and resources and materials. NCEHS–CCP is primarily targeted to T/TA providers working directly with the EHS–CCP grantees (including Office of Head Start PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response 1.5 1.5 1.5 1 1 1 .25 Annual burden hours 27 54 54 12 10 10 23 (OHS) and Office of Child Care (OCC) National Centers, regional training and technical assistance (T/TA) specialists, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants). State and federal agencies (including OHS and OCC federal staff, Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, Head Start state and national collaboration office directors), as well as EHS–CCP grantees will also find helpful information on partnerships through NCEHS–CCP’s resources. NCEHS–CCP at ZERO TO THREE is proposing to conduct a descriptive study of NCEHS–CCP that will provide information that will document the activities and progress of NCEHS–CCP toward its goals and objectives. Findings from the evaluation will be translated into action steps to inform continuous quality improvement of NCEHS–CCP. The proposed data collection activities for the descriptive study of NCEHS–CCP will include the following components: • Stakeholder survey. Web-based surveys will be conducted in the spring of 2016 and 2018 with key stakeholders (including regional T/TA specialists, CCDF administrators, Head Start state and national collaboration office directors, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants). The stakeholder survey will collect information about the types of support they received from E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 6522 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices NCEHS–CCP in the past year, their satisfaction with the support, how the T/TA informed their work with EHS– CCP grantees, and how support could be improved. • Stakeholder telephone interviews. Semi-structured telephone interviews will be conducted in spring of 2017 and 2019 with a purposively selected group of stakeholders that complete the stakeholder survey. The interviews will explore in more detail the types of T/TA support participants received from NCEHS–CCP, how that support has informed their work with EHS–CCP grantees, their satisfaction with the support, successes and challenges, and suggestions for improvement. A 60-Day Federal Register Notice was published for this study on October 27, 2015. This 30-Day Federal Register Notice covers the following data collection activities: (1) Stakeholder survey, and (4) stakeholder telephone interviews. Respondents: Respondents include regional T/TA specialists, CCDF administrators, Head Start state and national collaboration office directors, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Stakeholder survey .............................................................. Stakeholder telephone interviews ........................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 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, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Attention 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: Annual number of responses per respondent Number of responses per respondent 1 1 2 1 350 150 Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–02351 Filed 2–5–16; 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: Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities. OMB No.: 0970–0160. Description: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as amended, allows Indian Tribes to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grant awards for construction and renovation of child care facilities. A Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 0.5 1.0 175 75 tribal grantee must first request and receive approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before using CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. This information collection contains the statutorily-mandated uniform procedures for the solicitation and consideration of requests, including instructions for preparation of environmental assessments in conjunction with the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed draft procedures update the procedures that were originally issued in August 1997 and incorporate changes made by the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, which now allows for a waiver to the requirement that the use of funds for construction or renovation does not result in the decrease in child care services. Respondents will be CCDF tribal grantees requesting to use CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. Respondents: Tribal Child Care Lead Agencies acting on behalf of Tribal Governments. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per esponse Total burden hours Construction or Major Renovation of Tribal Child Care Facilities ................... 5 1 20 100 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: National Center on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships 
(NCEHS-CCP) Evaluation.
    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 
(EHS-CCP) 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 high-quality early learning 
opportunities for infants and toddlers from low-income families.
    NCEHS-CCP will support the effective implementation of new EHS-CCP 
grants by disseminating information through training and technical 
assistance (T/TA) and resources and materials. NCEHS-CCP is primarily 
targeted to T/TA providers working directly with the EHS-CCP grantees 
(including Office of Head Start (OHS) and Office of Child Care (OCC) 
National Centers, regional training and technical assistance (T/TA) 
specialists, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants). State 
and federal agencies (including OHS and OCC federal staff, Child Care 
and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, Head Start state and 
national collaboration office directors), as well as EHS-CCP grantees 
will also find helpful information on partnerships through NCEHS-CCP's 
resources.
    NCEHS-CCP at ZERO TO THREE is proposing to conduct a descriptive 
study of NCEHS-CCP that will provide information that will document the 
activities and progress of NCEHS-CCP toward its goals and objectives. 
Findings from the evaluation will be translated into action steps to 
inform continuous quality improvement of NCEHS-CCP.
    The proposed data collection activities for the descriptive study 
of NCEHS-CCP will include the following components:
     Stakeholder survey. Web-based surveys will be conducted in 
the spring of 2016 and 2018 with key stakeholders (including regional 
T/TA specialists, CCDF administrators, Head Start state and national 
collaboration office directors, and implementation planners and fiscal 
consultants). The stakeholder survey will collect information about the 
types of support they received from

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NCEHS-CCP in the past year, their satisfaction with the support, how 
the T/TA informed their work with EHS-CCP grantees, and how support 
could be improved.
     Stakeholder telephone interviews. Semi-structured 
telephone interviews will be conducted in spring of 2017 and 2019 with 
a purposively selected group of stakeholders that complete the 
stakeholder survey. The interviews will explore in more detail the 
types of T/TA support participants received from NCEHS-CCP, how that 
support has informed their work with EHS-CCP grantees, their 
satisfaction with the support, successes and challenges, and 
suggestions for improvement.
    A 60-Day Federal Register Notice was published for this study on 
October 27, 2015. This 30-Day Federal Register Notice covers the 
following data collection activities: (1) Stakeholder survey, and (4) 
stakeholder telephone interviews.
    Respondents: Respondents include regional T/TA specialists, CCDF 
administrators, Head Start state and national collaboration office 
directors, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                   Annual number     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument                Number of     of responses    responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                    respondents   per respondent    respondent       response          hours
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Stakeholder survey..............             350               1               2             0.5             175
Stakeholder telephone interviews             150               1               1             1.0              75
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 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, 330 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20201. Attention 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. 2016-02351 Filed 2-5-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P