30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program, 17490-17491 [2016-07064]

Download as PDF 17490 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5909–N–20] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Operating Fund Program: Operating Budget and Related Form AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: April 28, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on January 6, 2016 at 81 FR 510. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Operating Fund Program: Operating Budget and Related Form. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0026. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–52574. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 operating budget and related form are submitted by PHAs for the low-income housing program. The operating budget provides a summary of proposed budget receipts and expenditures by major category, as well as blocks for indicating approval of budget receipts and expenditures by the PHAs and HUD. The related form provides a record of PHA Board approval of how the amount shown on the operating budget were derived, as well as the justification of certain specified amounts. The information is reviewed by HUD to determine if the plan of operation adopted by the PHAs and amounts included therein are reasonable for the efficient and economical operation of the development(s), and the PHAs are in compliance with HUD’s procedures to assure that sound management practices will be followed in the operation of the development. PHAs are still required to prepare their operating budgets and submit them to their Board for approval prior to their operating subsidy being approved by HUD. The operating budgets must be kept on file for review, if requested. Respondents (i.e. affected public): State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,041. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,041. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: .17. Total Estimated Burdens: 517. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 23, 2016. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–07066 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5909–N–23] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: April 28, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on December 28, 2015 at 80 FR 80790. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 17491 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program. OMB Approval Number: 2528-New. Type of Request: New collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD’s 2014 Appropriations included funding to support the implementation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program, a place-based program designed to increase work and earnings among public housing residents. Nine public housing agencies (PHAs) were awarded grant funds in the Spring of 2015, and will implement the Jobs Plus program over a period of four years. The program as designed includes three core components: (1) Employment-related services, (2) financial incentives—the Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard (JPEID), and (3) community supports for work. The Jobs Plus program seeks to replicate the model tested under the Jobs Plus Demonstration back in the 1990s and early 2000, which led to sustained growth in earned income among residents at sites that fully implemented the program. This current generation of the Jobs Plus program, however, will differ from the Jobs Plus demonstration in some important ways—first, the current iteration of the program will benefit from a more robust financial incentive, and second, the program will be implemented almost twenty years after the initial demonstration, in a very different employment market. Because of these important variations, HUD is supporting an evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot program, with the goal of documenting the programs established by the Jobs Plus Pilot Program grantees and laying the groundwork for future evaluative work that will seek to document the impact of the program, both on the program participants, as well as the entire target development. Specific research objectives include, but are not limited to: Describing the set of activities and partnerships established by grantees under core program components; describing the amount and type of leveraged resources accessed by Form Respondent Site Visit Interview Guide #1. Focus Group Discussion Guide #1. Site Visit Interview Guide #1. Focus Group Discussion Guide #2. Total Burden Hours 12 staff and stakeholders from all 9 Jobs Plus sites. 15 residents at each of the 9 Jobs Plus sites .. 108 90 12 staff and stakeholders from all 9 Jobs Plus sites. 15 residents at each of the 9 Jobs Plus sites .. 108 90 ........................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Average time to complete (minimum, maximum) in minutes Number of respondents sample 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 1 162 90 (50–70) 1 202.5 (75–105) 1 162 135 90 (50–70) 1 202.5 ........................ ........................ ........................ 135 Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 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This request for OMB clearance includes the data collection instruments that will be utilized during two separate rounds of site visits to each of the nine program sites, including a site visit interview guide and a focus group discussion guide. Respondents (i.e. affected public): PHAs administering the Jobs Plus Pilot program, Jobs Plus Pilot program community partners, and residents of participating developments. Sfmt 4703 729 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR United States Geological Survey [GX16EN05ESB0500] Announcement of Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07064]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5909-N-23]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of 
the Jobs Plus Pilot Program

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection 
requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public 
comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: April 28, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-3400. This is not a toll-
free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 
(800) 877-8339.
    Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from 
Ms. Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.
    The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the 
information collection for a period of 60 days was published on 
December 28, 2015 at 80 FR 80790.

[[Page 17491]]

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot 
Program.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-New.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD's 
2014 Appropriations included funding to support the implementation of 
the Jobs Plus Pilot Program, a place-based program designed to increase 
work and earnings among public housing residents. Nine public housing 
agencies (PHAs) were awarded grant funds in the Spring of 2015, and 
will implement the Jobs Plus program over a period of four years. The 
program as designed includes three core components: (1) Employment-
related services, (2) financial incentives--the Jobs Plus Earned Income 
Disregard (JPEID), and (3) community supports for work. The Jobs Plus 
program seeks to replicate the model tested under the Jobs Plus 
Demonstration back in the 1990s and early 2000, which led to sustained 
growth in earned income among residents at sites that fully implemented 
the program. This current generation of the Jobs Plus program, however, 
will differ from the Jobs Plus demonstration in some important ways--
first, the current iteration of the program will benefit from a more 
robust financial incentive, and second, the program will be implemented 
almost twenty years after the initial demonstration, in a very 
different employment market. Because of these important variations, HUD 
is supporting an evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot program, with the 
goal of documenting the programs established by the Jobs Plus Pilot 
Program grantees and laying the groundwork for future evaluative work 
that will seek to document the impact of the program, both on the 
program participants, as well as the entire target development. 
Specific research objectives include, but are not limited to: 
Describing the set of activities and partnerships established by 
grantees under core program components; describing the amount and type 
of leveraged resources accessed by each grantee; describing the extent 
to which grantees are successful at engaging a high percentage of 
residents in some aspect of program participation; documenting the ease 
with which PHAs implemented the JPEID; and documenting the costs of 
implementing and operating the Jobs Plus program. Data to be analyzed 
during the evaluation include administrative data, as well as data 
collected directly from PHAs, Jobs Plus program administrators, 
partners and staff, as well as residents of developments where Jobs 
Plus is being implemented. This request for OMB clearance includes the 
data collection instruments that will be utilized during two separate 
rounds of site visits to each of the nine program sites, including a 
site visit interview guide and a focus group discussion guide.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): PHAs administering the Jobs 
Plus Pilot program, Jobs Plus Pilot program community partners, and 
residents of participating developments.

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                                                                                                         Average time
                                                                                                          to complete
                     Form                                  Respondent sample               Number of       (minimum,       Frequency      Total burden
                                                                                          respondents     maximum) in                        (hours)
                                                                                                            minutes
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Site Visit Interview Guide #1.................  12 staff and stakeholders from all 9               108     90 (75-105)               1             162
                                                 Jobs Plus sites.
Focus Group Discussion Guide #1...............  15 residents at each of the 9 Jobs                 135      90 (50-70)               1             202.5
                                                 Plus sites.
Site Visit Interview Guide #1.................  12 staff and stakeholders from all 9               108     90 (75-105)               1             162
                                                 Jobs Plus sites.
Focus Group Discussion Guide #2...............  15 residents at each of the 9 Jobs                 135      90 (50-70)               1             202.5
                                                 Plus sites.
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    Total Burden Hours........................  ......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............             729
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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: March 23, 2016.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-07064 Filed 3-28-16; 8:45 am]
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