Information Collection, CDFI and NACA Programs, 45219-45221 [2016-16417]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2016 / Notices Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. See also http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Patrick T. Warren, Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Compliance and Program Implementation. [FR Doc. 2016–16424 Filed 7–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2014–0002; PDA– 36(R)] Hazardous Materials: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Permit Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Material Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice Dismissing Application and Closing the Docket. AGENCY: The application for a determination of preemption is dismissed, and this docket is closed, because the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s permit and permit fee requirements are not being applied or enforced. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent Lopez, Office of Chief Counsel (PHC–10), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone No. 202–366–4400; facsimile No. 202–366–7041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) applied for an administrative determination concerning whether Federal hazardous material transportation law, 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq., preempts requirements of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (City) for a permit to transport hazardous materials by motor vehicle and the fee to obtain the permit. On April 7, 2014, PHMSA published a public notice and invitation to comment on ATA’s application. 79 FR 21840. On June 2, 2014, the comment period closed without any parties submitting comments. On April 27, 2015, PHMSA published a notice of delay in processing ATA’s application in order to conduct additional factfinding and legal analysis in response to the application. 80 FR 23328. On July 6, 2015, PHMSA sent a letter to the City’s Solicitor, and its Fire Chief, to encourage the city to participate in the proceeding. On July 20, 2015, the City responded to PHMSA’s letter and informed the agency that the ‘‘City of Pittsburgh at this time is not accepting applications for the ‘Transportation of Hazardous Materials’ permit and has not done so since 2013.’’ The City further stated that ‘‘[n]o fees were collected for 2014 or 2015. For 2013, the City of Pittsburgh collected a total of $8,316.00 which was deposited into the City of Pittsburgh’s General Fund.’’ Thereafter, PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45219 in a letter, dated March 11, 2016, the City’s Solicitor confirmed to PHMSA that the City had stopped enforcing its permit and fee requirements to transport hazardous materials in 2013, and further stated that it had no intention of taking it up again. In light of this information, ATA’s application is hereby dismissed, and the docket is closed. In the future, if the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s permit and permit fee requirements are ever applied and enforced, ATA may again submit an application for a preemption determination. Applicable Federal Requirements: Federal hazardous material transportation law, 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq., and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), 49 CFR parts 171– 180. Mode Affected: Highway. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2016. Joseph Solomey, Senior Assistant Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–16386 Filed 7–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Information Collection, CDFI and NACA Programs Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications for the FY 2017–FY 2019 funding rounds (hereafter, the Application or Applications). The CDFI Fund is required by law to make the Applications publically available for comment prior to submission for a new PRA number. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 45220 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2016 / Notices Written comments must be received on or before September 12, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments via email to Amber Bell, CDFI Program and NACA Program Manager, CDFI Fund, at cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Bell, CDFI Program and NACA Program Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220 or email to cdfihelp@ cdfi.treas.gov. The Applications may be obtained from the CDFI Program page and NACA Program page of the CDFI Fund’s Web site https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/ CDFI%20News/View.aspx. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications; OMB Number: 1559–0021. Abstract: The CDFI Program is authorized by the Riegle Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103– 325, 12 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.). Funding for the CDFI Program and the NACA Program is made available by Congress to the CDFI Fund through its annual appropriations. The regulations governing the CDFI Program are found at 12 CFR parts 1805 and 1815 (the Regulations) and set forth evaluation criteria and other program requirements. For a complete understanding of the programs, the CDFI Fund encourages Applicants to review the Regulations, the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2016 application round of the CDFI Program (81 Federal Register 8328, February 18, 2016), the NOFA for the FY 2016 application round of the NACA Program (81 Federal Register 8342, February 18, 2016), the Application, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) (Uniform Administrative Requirements). Capitalized terms in this Request for Public Comment are defined in the CDFI Program’s authorizing statute, the Regulations, the FY 2016 CDFI Program and NACA Program NOFAs, the Application, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements. Through the CDFI Program and NACA Program’s Financial Assistance awards and Technical Assistance grants, the CDFI Fund invests in and builds the capacity of for-profit and nonprofit community based lending organizations known as Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 CDFI Program and NACA Program award Recipients will be competitively selected after the CDFI Fund’s careful review of their Applications. The proposed Financial Assistance Application requires the submission of quantitative and qualitative information about the Applicant’s Business Strategy, Products and Services, Market and Competitive Analysis, Management and Staffing, Financial Position, and Growth and Financial Projections. The proposed Technical Assistance Application requires the submission of quantitative and qualitative information about CDFI Certification Qualifications, an Organizational Overview, and Use of Funds. Please refer to the FY 2016 CDFI Program and NACA Program NOFAs for additional guidance on the review and application process for past funding rounds. This request for public comment seeks to gather information on the CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications. Current Actions: Renewal of existing Information Collection. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: Certified CDFIs and qualified Nonprofit Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents for Financial Assistance: 400. Estimated Annual Time per Respondent for Financial Assistance: 100. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours for Financial Assistance: 40,000. Estimated Number of Respondents for Technical Assistance: 100. Estimated Annual Time per Respondent for Technical Assistance: 50. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours for Technical Assistance: 5,000. Requests for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record and may be published on the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. The CDFI Fund is seeking input on the content of the CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications. The Applications may be obtained on the CDFI Fund’s Web site at https:// www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI%20News/ View.aspx. CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance awards must be used for Financial Products, Financial Services, and/or Development Services for commercial facilities, small businesses, microenterprises, community facilities, consumer financial products and services, PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 affordable housing, and intermediary lending to nonprofits and CDFIs — so long as those activities allow the Recipient to achieve at least one of the following statutorily required Financial Assistance activities: Expand operations into a new Investment Area(s); serve a new Targeted Population(s); provide additional or new Financial Products, Financial Services, and/or Development Services; and/or increase the volume of current Financial Products, Financial Services, and/or Development Services. Comments concerning the Applications are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information. In addition, the CDFI Fund requests comments in response to the following questions: (1) Is the information that is proposed to be collected by the Application necessary and appropriate for the CDFI Fund to consider for the purpose of making award decisions? (2) Are certain questions or tables redundant or unnecessary? (3) Should any questions or tables be added to ensure collection of relevant information? (4) In general, does the data and information requested in the Application allow an Applicant to demonstrate its ability to meet the eligible uses (commercial facilities, small businesses, microenterprises, community facilities, consumer financial products and services, affordable housing, and intermediary lending to nonprofits and CDFIs) of CDFI Fund Program awards? (5) Is the data and information requested in the Application to assess proposed Financial Assistance activities adequate to assess these different activities? (6) What, if any, additional data and information should be collected to assess Financial Assistance activities? (7) Are any of the questions particularly burdensome or difficult to answer? Please be specific to type of CDFI (e.g., regulated, non-profit, sector)? E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES (8) Are the character limitations for narrative responses appropriate? Should certain questions allow additional or fewer characters? (9) Are there questions that lack clarity as to intent or purpose? If so, which questions, and what needs to be clarified in order to provide a comprehensive response? (10) Are there questions that would require additional guidance in order to respond adequately? If so, which questions, and what type of instructions would be helpful in order to be able to provide a response? (11) Is the financial data that is intended to be collected adequate to assess an Applicant’s financial and portfolio performance? (12) Is there other information not requested in the Application that could demonstrate an Applicant’s financial and portfolio performance? (13) Tables in Questions 6 a-d ask for certain data and information that will be used to assess an Applicant’s projected Financial Assistance activities. Is the data collected in these tables adequate to assess an Applicant’s projected Financial Assistance activities? (14) Is there other information not requested in the Application that would demonstrate an Applicant’s projected Financial Assistance activities? (15) Are there requests for data in the Application that Applicants do not have readily available or that are burdensome to obtain and/or calculate? (16) Do the questions in the Technical Assistance Application allow the Applicant to clearly answer the evaluation criteria if the CDFI Program and NACA Program were to evaluate Technical Assistance Awards by the applicant’s ability to achieve the following for each applicant category type: (a) Emerging and Certifiable CDFI: Achieve certification for the Applicant; (b) Sponsoring Entity: Create and certify a new CDFI; and (c) Certified CDFI: Build the capacity of the Applicant to expand operations, offer new products or services, or increase the volume of current business? Authority: Pub. L. 110–289, 12 CFR 1807. Mary Ann Donovan, Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. [FR Doc. 2016–16417 Filed 7–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–70–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Reverse Mortgage Products: Guidance for Managing Compliance and Reputation Risks Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the renewal of an information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Reverse Mortgage Products: Guidance for Managing Compliance and Reputation Risks’’ (Guidance). DATES: Comments must be received by September 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0246, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326 or by electronic mail to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45221 enclose any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mailstop 9W– 11, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed renewal of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing this notice. The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Abstract: On December 16, 2009, the OCC, FDIC, FRB and NCUA sought comment on the guidance,1 which they issued in final form on August 17, 2010.2 The guidance focused on the need to provide adequate information to consumers about reverse mortgage products, to provide qualified independent counseling to consumers considering these products, and to avoid potential conflicts of interest. The guidance also addressed related policies, procedures, internal controls, and third party risk management. The information collection requirements included implementation of policies and procedures, training, and program maintenance. The requirements are outlined below: • Institutions offering reverse mortgages should have written policies and procedures that prohibit the practice of directing a consumer to a particular counseling agency or contacting a counselor on the consumer’s behalf. • Policies should be clear so that originators do not have an inappropriate 1 74 2 75 E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM FR 66652. FR 50801. 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund


Information Collection, CDFI and NACA Programs

AGENCY: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Public Comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 
Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI 
Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments 
concerning the Community Development Financial Institutions Program 
(CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA 
Program) Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications for 
the FY 2017-FY 2019 funding rounds (hereafter, the Application or 
Applications). The CDFI Fund is required by law to make the 
Applications publically available for comment prior to submission for a 
new PRA number.

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DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 12, 
2016 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments via email to Amber Bell, CDFI Program 
and NACA Program Manager, CDFI Fund, at cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Bell, CDFI Program and NACA 
Program Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220 or email to 
cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov.
    The Applications may be obtained from the CDFI Program page and 
NACA Program page of the CDFI Fund's Web site https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI%20News/View.aspx.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance and 
Technical Assistance Applications;
    OMB Number: 1559-0021.
    Abstract: The CDFI Program is authorized by the Riegle Community 
Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 
103-325, 12 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.). Funding for the CDFI Program and the 
NACA Program is made available by Congress to the CDFI Fund through its 
annual appropriations. The regulations governing the CDFI Program are 
found at 12 CFR parts 1805 and 1815 (the Regulations) and set forth 
evaluation criteria and other program requirements. For a complete 
understanding of the programs, the CDFI Fund encourages Applicants to 
review the Regulations, the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the 
FY 2016 application round of the CDFI Program (81 Federal Register 
8328, February 18, 2016), the NOFA for the FY 2016 application round of 
the NACA Program (81 Federal Register 8342, February 18, 2016), the 
Application, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) 
(Uniform Administrative Requirements). Capitalized terms in this 
Request for Public Comment are defined in the CDFI Program's 
authorizing statute, the Regulations, the FY 2016 CDFI Program and NACA 
Program NOFAs, the Application, and the Uniform Administrative 
Requirements.
    Through the CDFI Program and NACA Program's Financial Assistance 
awards and Technical Assistance grants, the CDFI Fund invests in and 
builds the capacity of for-profit and nonprofit community based lending 
organizations known as Community Development Financial Institutions 
(CDFIs).
    CDFI Program and NACA Program award Recipients will be 
competitively selected after the CDFI Fund's careful review of their 
Applications. The proposed Financial Assistance Application requires 
the submission of quantitative and qualitative information about the 
Applicant's Business Strategy, Products and Services, Market and 
Competitive Analysis, Management and Staffing, Financial Position, and 
Growth and Financial Projections. The proposed Technical Assistance 
Application requires the submission of quantitative and qualitative 
information about CDFI Certification Qualifications, an Organizational 
Overview, and Use of Funds. Please refer to the FY 2016 CDFI Program 
and NACA Program NOFAs for additional guidance on the review and 
application process for past funding rounds.
    This request for public comment seeks to gather information on the 
CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical 
Assistance Applications.
    Current Actions: Renewal of existing Information Collection.
    Type of Review: Regular Review.
    Affected Public: Certified CDFIs and qualified Nonprofit 
Organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents for Financial Assistance: 400.
    Estimated Annual Time per Respondent for Financial Assistance: 100.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours for Financial Assistance: 
40,000.
    Estimated Number of Respondents for Technical Assistance: 100.
    Estimated Annual Time per Respondent for Technical Assistance: 50.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours for Technical Assistance: 
5,000.
    Requests for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of 
Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record and may be published on the CDFI Fund's Web site at 
http://www.cdfifund.gov. The CDFI Fund is seeking input on the content 
of the CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical 
Assistance Applications. The Applications may be obtained on the CDFI 
Fund's Web site at https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI%20News/View.aspx. CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance awards 
must be used for Financial Products, Financial Services, and/or 
Development Services for commercial facilities, small businesses, 
microenterprises, community facilities, consumer financial products and 
services, affordable housing, and intermediary lending to nonprofits 
and CDFIs -- so long as those activities allow the Recipient to achieve 
at least one of the following statutorily required Financial Assistance 
activities: Expand operations into a new Investment Area(s); serve a 
new Targeted Population(s); provide additional or new Financial 
Products, Financial Services, and/or Development Services; and/or 
increase the volume of current Financial Products, Financial Services, 
and/or Development Services.
    Comments concerning the Applications are invited on: (a) Whether 
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates 
of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and 
purchase of services required to provide information.
    In addition, the CDFI Fund requests comments in response to the 
following questions:
    (1) Is the information that is proposed to be collected by the 
Application necessary and appropriate for the CDFI Fund to consider for 
the purpose of making award decisions?
    (2) Are certain questions or tables redundant or unnecessary?
    (3) Should any questions or tables be added to ensure collection of 
relevant information?
    (4) In general, does the data and information requested in the 
Application allow an Applicant to demonstrate its ability to meet the 
eligible uses (commercial facilities, small businesses, 
microenterprises, community facilities, consumer financial products and 
services, affordable housing, and intermediary lending to nonprofits 
and CDFIs) of CDFI Fund Program awards?
    (5) Is the data and information requested in the Application to 
assess proposed Financial Assistance activities adequate to assess 
these different activities?
    (6) What, if any, additional data and information should be 
collected to assess Financial Assistance activities?
    (7) Are any of the questions particularly burdensome or difficult 
to answer? Please be specific to type of CDFI (e.g., regulated, non-
profit, sector)?

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    (8) Are the character limitations for narrative responses 
appropriate? Should certain questions allow additional or fewer 
characters?
    (9) Are there questions that lack clarity as to intent or purpose? 
If so, which questions, and what needs to be clarified in order to 
provide a comprehensive response?
    (10) Are there questions that would require additional guidance in 
order to respond adequately? If so, which questions, and what type of 
instructions would be helpful in order to be able to provide a 
response?
    (11) Is the financial data that is intended to be collected 
adequate to assess an Applicant's financial and portfolio performance?
    (12) Is there other information not requested in the Application 
that could demonstrate an Applicant's financial and portfolio 
performance?
    (13) Tables in Questions 6 a-d ask for certain data and information 
that will be used to assess an Applicant's projected Financial 
Assistance activities. Is the data collected in these tables adequate 
to assess an Applicant's projected Financial Assistance activities?
    (14) Is there other information not requested in the Application 
that would demonstrate an Applicant's projected Financial Assistance 
activities?
    (15) Are there requests for data in the Application that Applicants 
do not have readily available or that are burdensome to obtain and/or 
calculate?
    (16) Do the questions in the Technical Assistance Application allow 
the Applicant to clearly answer the evaluation criteria if the CDFI 
Program and NACA Program were to evaluate Technical Assistance Awards 
by the applicant's ability to achieve the following for each applicant 
category type:
    (a) Emerging and Certifiable CDFI: Achieve certification for the 
Applicant;
    (b) Sponsoring Entity: Create and certify a new CDFI; and
    (c) Certified CDFI: Build the capacity of the Applicant to expand 
operations, offer new products or services, or increase the volume of 
current business?

    Authority:  Pub. L. 110-289, 12 CFR 1807.

Mary Ann Donovan,
Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
[FR Doc. 2016-16417 Filed 7-11-16; 8:45 am]
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