Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 12906 [2016-05446]

Download as PDF 12906 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS–10596, CMS–906, CMS–1771, CMS– 1450, CMS–1500 (02–12)] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Correction In notice document 2016–02278 beginning on page 6277 in the issue of Friday, February 5, 2016, make the following correction: On page 6777, in the ‘‘DATES’’ section in the first column, ‘‘April 6, 2016’’ should read ‘‘March 7, 2016’’. [FR Doc. C1–2016–02278 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: State Access and Visitation Grant Application. OMB No.: 0970—NEW. Description The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) created the ‘‘Grants to States for Access and Visitation’’ program (AV grant program). Funding for the program began in FY 1997 with a capped, annual entitlement of $10 million. The statutory goal of the program is to provide funds to states that will enable them to provide services for the purpose of increasing noncustodial parent (NCP) access to and visitation with their children. State governors decide which state entity will be responsible for implementing the AV grant program and the state determines who will be served, what services will be provided, and whether the services will be statewide or in local jurisdictions. The statute specifies certain activities which may be funded, including: Voluntary and mandatory mediation, counseling, education, the development of parenting plans, supervised visitation, and the development of guidelines for visitation and alternative custody arrangements. Even though OCSE manages this program, the funding for the AV grant is separate from funding for federal and state administration of the Child Support program. Section 469B(e)(3) of the Social Security Act (Pub. L. 104–193) requires that each state receiving an Access and Visitation (AV) grant award monitor, evaluate and report on such programs in accordance with regulations (45 CFR part 303). The AV Grant Program Terms and Conditions Addendum references administration of the grant program in accordance with an approved state application. Additionally, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, states that there is an application requirement for Grants to States for Access and Visitation Programs (93.597). The application process will assist OCSE in complying with this requirement and will reflect a greater emphasis on program efficiency, coordination of services, and increased attention to family safety. This new, modified application reflects a greater emphasis on program efficiency, coordination of services, and increased attention to family safety. This application will cover three fiscal years. The applications will include information on how grantees plan to: Spend grant funds, monitor service delivery, and implement safety protocols to ensure client and staff safety. OCSE will review the applications to ensure compliance with federal regulation and provide enhanced targeted technical assistance. The application will also assist states in strategic planning of services and knowledge sharing. OCSE will review the applications to ensure that planned services meet the requirements laid out in section 469B(e)(3) of the Social Security Act (Pub. L. 104–193). This review will include monitoring of program compliance and the safe delivery of services. In addition to monitoring, the report will also assist in OCSE’s ability to provide technical assistance to states that would like assistance. Respondents Recipients of the Access & Visitation Grant (54 States andTerritories) ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Fillable word document .................................................................................... 54 1 10 540 information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Additional Information asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540. OMB Comment 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2016–05446 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: State Access and Visitation Grant Application.
    OMB No.: 0970--NEW.

Description

    The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act 
of 1996 (PRWORA) created the ``Grants to States for Access and 
Visitation'' program (AV grant program). Funding for the program began 
in FY 1997 with a capped, annual entitlement of $10 million. The 
statutory goal of the program is to provide funds to states that will 
enable them to provide services for the purpose of increasing 
noncustodial parent (NCP) access to and visitation with their children. 
State governors decide which state entity will be responsible for 
implementing the AV grant program and the state determines who will be 
served, what services will be provided, and whether the services will 
be statewide or in local jurisdictions. The statute specifies certain 
activities which may be funded, including: Voluntary and mandatory 
mediation, counseling, education, the development of parenting plans, 
supervised visitation, and the development of guidelines for visitation 
and alternative custody arrangements. Even though OCSE manages this 
program, the funding for the AV grant is separate from funding for 
federal and state administration of the Child Support program.
    Section 469B(e)(3) of the Social Security Act (Pub. L. 104-193) 
requires that each state receiving an Access and Visitation (AV) grant 
award monitor, evaluate and report on such programs in accordance with 
regulations (45 CFR part 303). The AV Grant Program Terms and 
Conditions Addendum references administration of the grant program in 
accordance with an approved state application. Additionally, the 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, states that there is an 
application requirement for Grants to States for Access and Visitation 
Programs (93.597). The application process will assist OCSE in 
complying with this requirement and will reflect a greater emphasis on 
program efficiency, coordination of services, and increased attention 
to family safety.
    This new, modified application reflects a greater emphasis on 
program efficiency, coordination of services, and increased attention 
to family safety. This application will cover three fiscal years. The 
applications will include information on how grantees plan to: Spend 
grant funds, monitor service delivery, and implement safety protocols 
to ensure client and staff safety. OCSE will review the applications to 
ensure compliance with federal regulation and provide enhanced targeted 
technical assistance. The application will also assist states in 
strategic planning of services and knowledge sharing.
    OCSE will review the applications to ensure that planned services 
meet the requirements laid out in section 469B(e)(3) of the Social 
Security Act (Pub. L. 104-193). This review will include monitoring of 
program compliance and the safe delivery of services. In addition to 
monitoring, the report will also assist in OCSE's ability to provide 
technical assistance to states that would like assistance.

Respondents

Recipients of the Access & Visitation Grant (54 States andTerritories)

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fillable word document......................              54                1               10              540
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540.

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. 2016-05446 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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