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Project: Now Is The Time (NITT)– Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Evaluation—New SAMHSA is conducting a national evaluation of the Now is the Time (NITT) initiative, which includes separate programs—NITT Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)—State Educational Agency (SEA), Healthy Transitions (HT), and two Minority Fellowship Programs (Youth and Addiction Counselors). These programs are united by their focus on capacity building, system change, and workforce development. NITT-Project AWARE, which is the focus of this data collection, represents a response to the third and fourth components of President Obama’s NITT Initiative: making schools safer and focusing on access to mental health services. The goal of NITT-Project AWARE is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated program for advancing wellness and resilience in educational settings for school-aged youth. SAMHSA awarded NITT-Project AWARE grants to 20 SEAs. Each SEA proposed partnerships between at least three high-need Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to develop a coordinated and integrated plan of services and strategies to address the Project NITT-Project AWARE–SEA goals and objectives. Project AWARE grantees will plan and implement activities designed to increase the capacity of SEAs in three areas: (1) Increase mental health awareness among school-aged (K–12) youth; (2) train those who work with school-aged children to identify and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults; and (3) connect children, youth, and families with mental health services. The intention is to encourage cross-system PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40331 collaboration and use evidence-based strategies to address mental health needs. The Project AWARE evaluation will examine the process and outcomes of activities by SEA grantees and their LEA and school partners. It will evaluate the capacity of SEAs to effectively involve family and youth, provide a culturally and linguistically competent and family-centered mental health service array, and implement a process for identifying need and delivering services that is informed by data and coordinated across child-serving agencies. Evaluation questions have been developed to understand grantee context, planning, implementation, outputs, and outcomes across each of the NITT priority areas. Data collection efforts that will support the evaluation are described below. AWARE Planning and Implementation Activities Inventory (AWARE Activities Inventory), to capture information about all activities supported by Project AWARE resources during the grant period. The inventory will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis at the SEA level with the grant project director, at the LEA level with the grant program coordinators, and at the school level with coordinators in each participating school. The questionnaires will guide review and input of additional information as needed for all activities captured in the AWARE Activities Inventory and conducted under Project AWARE. Each questionnaire will be conducted annually to review and update the AWARE Activities Inventory with 20 SEA-level respondents, 62 LEAlevel respondents, and 432 school-level respondents. SEA Collaborative Partner Survey (SEA–CPS), to collect information about collaborative processes and partnerships at the state level to examine the networks involved in successful information sharing and collaborations across child-serving agencies and the families and youth they serve. SAMHSA estimates that there will be 24 collaborative partner respondents at each SEA grantee who will complete the annual SEA–CPS. Local Educational Agency Collaborative Partner Survey (LEA– CPS), to collect information about collaborative processes and partnerships at the local level to examine the networks involved in successful information sharing and collaborations across child-serving agencies and the families and youth they serve. The survey will be administered twice during the grant period, with 15 respondents in each of the 62 LEAs. E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 40332 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Notices Collaborative Partner Interview Guide, to collect qualitative information about collaborative processes and partner roles. Approximately 160 core staff (8 SEA-level collaborative partners in each SEA grantee) are expected to participate in annual in-person and telephone interviews. School Information Systems Data Abstraction Protocol, to capture information from existing school information systems about student socio-demographics, school climate, and school safety. The data abstraction protocol will detail the procedure through which the national evaluation team will abstract data from each LEA or school information system. These data will be requested annually to cover school-level measures from the 2014– 2015 through 2018–2019 school years. School-level information will be collected at the school level for all sample schools (N = 432), but the number of respondents is calculated based on whether the school information systems are consistent across SEAs and/or LEAs, or whether they vary from school to school. Based on preliminary discussions with the grantees, SAMHSA estimates that five SEA grantees will be able to provide data for all sample schools in the SEA (N = 5 SEA respondents), the data will be provided from LEAs in ten of the SEA grantees (N = 30 LEA respondents), and the remaining five SEA grantees will have school information systems and surveys that differ at the school level (N = 90 school respondents). Therefore 125 respondents will provide the secondary data that covers the 432 sample schools. Teacher Mental Health Literacy Survey, to assess the mental health literacy and associated knowledge and skills of teachers in selected schools participating in Project AWARE activities. This survey will be administered twice to a random sample of teachers in selected schools in partner LEAs, stratified by school type and size. An average sample size of approximately 24 teachers will be selected from each of the 432 schools selected to participate in the schoollevel coordinator questionnaire data collection. Existing Teacher and Student Survey Data Abstraction Protocols, to compile information from existing surveys to examine school climate and safety. The data abstraction protocol will be customized for each SEA based on the specific data collected by each state. Data from existing teacher and student surveys in selected schools (N = 432) participating in the national evaluation will be provided to the national evaluation on an annual basis. The number of respondents is calculated based on whether the existing student and teacher surveys are consistent across SEAs and/or LEAs, or whether they vary from school to school. Based on preliminary discussions with the grantees, SAMHSA estimates that 125 respondents will provide the secondary student and teacher survey data that covers the 432 sample schools. Student Focus Groups Protocol, to collect qualitative information about student perceptions of school climate; ability to identify signs of mental, behavioral, or emotional health issues; and student knowledge of school- and community-level service access. The evaluation team will conduct these focus groups during site visits conducted in 2016 and 2019. The guided discussion protocol will focus on participants’ general knowledge of available resources, programs to support AWARE activities, and overall perceptions of school climate and safety. The focus groups will be conducted with approximately 8–10 students in each of four schools from one LEA associated with each SEA grantee, for a total of no more than 800 students participating in focus groups at each of the two site visits. Each focus group will last approximately one and a half hours. ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours SEA leadership questionnaire ............................................. LEA coordinator questionnaire ............................................ School coordinator questionnaire ........................................ SEA-Collaborative Partner Survey ...................................... LEA-Collaborative Partner Survey ....................................... Collaborative partner interviews .......................................... Teacher mental health literacy survey ................................. Student focus groups ........................................................... School information systems data abstraction ...................... Student survey data abstraction .......................................... Teacher school climate and school safety survey .............. 20 62 432 480 930 160 10,368 800 125 125 125 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20 62 432 480 930 160 10,368 800 125 125 125 1 1 1 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 20 62 432 240 465 160 5,184 1,200 188 188 188 Total .............................................................................. a 13,377 ........................ 13,627 ........................ 8,327 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * This is an unduplicated count of total respondents. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by July 21, 2016 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2016–14626 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information 
collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these 
documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Project: Now Is The Time (NITT)-Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and 
Resilience in Education) Evaluation--New

    SAMHSA is conducting a national evaluation of the Now is the Time 
(NITT) initiative, which includes separate programs--NITT Project AWARE 
(Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)--State Educational 
Agency (SEA), Healthy Transitions (HT), and two Minority Fellowship 
Programs (Youth and Addiction Counselors). These programs are united by 
their focus on capacity building, system change, and workforce 
development.
    NITT-Project AWARE, which is the focus of this data collection, 
represents a response to the third and fourth components of President 
Obama's NITT Initiative: making schools safer and focusing on access to 
mental health services. The goal of NITT-Project AWARE is to develop a 
comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated program for advancing 
wellness and resilience in educational settings for school-aged youth.
    SAMHSA awarded NITT-Project AWARE grants to 20 SEAs. Each SEA 
proposed partnerships between at least three high-need Local 
Educational Agencies (LEAs) to develop a coordinated and integrated 
plan of services and strategies to address the Project NITT-Project 
AWARE-SEA goals and objectives. Project AWARE grantees will plan and 
implement activities designed to increase the capacity of SEAs in three 
areas: (1) Increase mental health awareness among school-aged (K-12) 
youth; (2) train those who work with school-aged children to identify 
and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults; and 
(3) connect children, youth, and families with mental health services. 
The intention is to encourage cross-system collaboration and use 
evidence-based strategies to address mental health needs.
    The Project AWARE evaluation will examine the process and outcomes 
of activities by SEA grantees and their LEA and school partners. It 
will evaluate the capacity of SEAs to effectively involve family and 
youth, provide a culturally and linguistically competent and family-
centered mental health service array, and implement a process for 
identifying need and delivering services that is informed by data and 
coordinated across child-serving agencies. Evaluation questions have 
been developed to understand grantee context, planning, implementation, 
outputs, and outcomes across each of the NITT priority areas. Data 
collection efforts that will support the evaluation are described 
below.
    AWARE Planning and Implementation Activities Inventory (AWARE 
Activities Inventory), to capture information about all activities 
supported by Project AWARE resources during the grant period. The 
inventory will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis at the SEA 
level with the grant project director, at the LEA level with the grant 
program coordinators, and at the school level with coordinators in each 
participating school. The questionnaires will guide review and input of 
additional information as needed for all activities captured in the 
AWARE Activities Inventory and conducted under Project AWARE. Each 
questionnaire will be conducted annually to review and update the AWARE 
Activities Inventory with 20 SEA-level respondents, 62 LEA-level 
respondents, and 432 school-level respondents.
    SEA Collaborative Partner Survey (SEA-CPS), to collect information 
about collaborative processes and partnerships at the state level to 
examine the networks involved in successful information sharing and 
collaborations across child-serving agencies and the families and youth 
they serve. SAMHSA estimates that there will be 24 collaborative 
partner respondents at each SEA grantee who will complete the annual 
SEA-CPS.
    Local Educational Agency Collaborative Partner Survey (LEA-CPS), to 
collect information about collaborative processes and partnerships at 
the local level to examine the networks involved in successful 
information sharing and collaborations across child-serving agencies 
and the families and youth they serve. The survey will be administered 
twice during the grant period, with 15 respondents in each of the 62 
LEAs.

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    Collaborative Partner Interview Guide, to collect qualitative 
information about collaborative processes and partner roles. 
Approximately 160 core staff (8 SEA-level collaborative partners in 
each SEA grantee) are expected to participate in annual in-person and 
telephone interviews.
    School Information Systems Data Abstraction Protocol, to capture 
information from existing school information systems about student 
socio-demographics, school climate, and school safety. The data 
abstraction protocol will detail the procedure through which the 
national evaluation team will abstract data from each LEA or school 
information system. These data will be requested annually to cover 
school-level measures from the 2014-2015 through 2018-2019 school 
years. School-level information will be collected at the school level 
for all sample schools (N = 432), but the number of respondents is 
calculated based on whether the school information systems are 
consistent across SEAs and/or LEAs, or whether they vary from school to 
school. Based on preliminary discussions with the grantees, SAMHSA 
estimates that five SEA grantees will be able to provide data for all 
sample schools in the SEA (N = 5 SEA respondents), the data will be 
provided from LEAs in ten of the SEA grantees (N = 30 LEA respondents), 
and the remaining five SEA grantees will have school information 
systems and surveys that differ at the school level (N = 90 school 
respondents). Therefore 125 respondents will provide the secondary data 
that covers the 432 sample schools.
    Teacher Mental Health Literacy Survey, to assess the mental health 
literacy and associated knowledge and skills of teachers in selected 
schools participating in Project AWARE activities. This survey will be 
administered twice to a random sample of teachers in selected schools 
in partner LEAs, stratified by school type and size. An average sample 
size of approximately 24 teachers will be selected from each of the 432 
schools selected to participate in the school-level coordinator 
questionnaire data collection.
    Existing Teacher and Student Survey Data Abstraction Protocols, to 
compile information from existing surveys to examine school climate and 
safety. The data abstraction protocol will be customized for each SEA 
based on the specific data collected by each state. Data from existing 
teacher and student surveys in selected schools (N = 432) participating 
in the national evaluation will be provided to the national evaluation 
on an annual basis. The number of respondents is calculated based on 
whether the existing student and teacher surveys are consistent across 
SEAs and/or LEAs, or whether they vary from school to school. Based on 
preliminary discussions with the grantees, SAMHSA estimates that 125 
respondents will provide the secondary student and teacher survey data 
that covers the 432 sample schools.
    Student Focus Groups Protocol, to collect qualitative information 
about student perceptions of school climate; ability to identify signs 
of mental, behavioral, or emotional health issues; and student 
knowledge of school- and community-level service access. The evaluation 
team will conduct these focus groups during site visits conducted in 
2016 and 2019. The guided discussion protocol will focus on 
participants' general knowledge of available resources, programs to 
support AWARE activities, and overall perceptions of school climate and 
safety. The focus groups will be conducted with approximately 8-10 
students in each of four schools from one LEA associated with each SEA 
grantee, for a total of no more than 800 students participating in 
focus groups at each of the two site visits. Each focus group will last 
approximately one and a half hours.

                                             Annualized Burden Hours
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                                     Number of     Responses per   Total number      Hours per     Total burden
           Instrument               respondents     respondent     of responses      response          hours
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SEA leadership questionnaire....              20               1              20               1              20
LEA coordinator questionnaire...              62               1              62               1              62
School coordinator questionnaire             432               1             432               1             432
SEA-Collaborative Partner Survey             480               1             480             0.5             240
LEA-Collaborative Partner Survey             930               1             930             0.5             465
Collaborative partner interviews             160               1             160               1             160
Teacher mental health literacy            10,368               1          10,368             0.5           5,184
 survey.........................
Student focus groups............             800               1             800             1.5           1,200
School information systems data              125               1             125             1.5             188
 abstraction....................
Student survey data abstraction.             125               1             125             1.5             188
Teacher school climate and                   125               1             125             1.5             188
 school safety survey...........
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    Total.......................      \a\ 13,377  ..............          13,627  ..............           8,327
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* This is an unduplicated count of total respondents.

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by July 21, 2016 to the SAMHSA 
Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of 
comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing 
of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged 
to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send 
their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 
202-395-7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management 
and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2016-14626 Filed 6-20-16; 8:45 am]
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