Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 63746 [2016-22243]

Download as PDF 63746 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 6540–01–131– 7919—Case, Spectacles Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Dallas, TX Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–22325 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning the data elements and questions that will be collected on its Grantee Progress Report (GPR) for the following grant programs: AmeriCorps State and National operating grants, AmeriCorps State and National planning grants, School Turnaround AmeriCorps grants, Volunteer Generation Fund grants, Commission Investment Funds grants, and State Commission Support grants. All grantees of these programs are required to complete a full annual GPR and an abbreviated mid-year GPR six months prior to the annual GPR. Grantees also complete an abbreviated final GPR, which is identical to the mid-year GPR, at the end of their overall grant period. The GPR provides information for CNCS staff to monitor grantee progress and to respond to requests from Congress and other stakeholders. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by November 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps State and National, Attention Carla Ganiel, Senior Program and Project Specialist, Room 3221D, 250 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 4300 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Ganiel, 202–606–6773, or by email at cganiel@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). DATES: Background Currently, all grantees of the AmeriCorps State and National, School Turnaround AmeriCorps, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and Commission Support programs complete the annual GPR, mid-year GPR, and final GPR, which provide information for CNCS staff to monitor grantee progress and to respond to requests from Congress and other stakeholders. The information is PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 collected electronically through the eGrants system. Current Action CNCS seeks to renew the current information collection for programs which currently complete the GPR, and expand the use of the GPR to include two additional grant programs, the Commission Investment Funds and AmeriCorps State and National Planning Grants. CNCS has revised its GPRs to ensure consistency and reduce duplication across these grant programs. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing GPR. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised GPR information collection is approved by OMB. The current GPR information collections are due to expire as follows: AmeriCorps State and National expires January 31, 2017; School Turnaround AmeriCorps expires March 31, 2017; Volunteer Generation Fund expires November 30, 2017; Commission Support Grant expires December 31, 2017. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Grantee Progress Report. OMB Number: TBD. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Grantees who receive grants in the following programs: AmeriCorps State and National, School Turnaround AmeriCorps, Volunteer Generation Fund, Commission Support, Commission Investment Funds, AmeriCorps State and National Planning Grants. Total Respondents: 672 responses. Frequency: Semi-annual. Average Time per Response: 8 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,376. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: September 12, 2016. Bill Basl, Director, AmeriCorps State and National. [FR Doc. 2016–22243 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as 
part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the 
general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be 
provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial 
resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, 
and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly 
assessed.
    Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning the data elements 
and questions that will be collected on its Grantee Progress Report 
(GPR) for the following grant programs: AmeriCorps State and National 
operating grants, AmeriCorps State and National planning grants, School 
Turnaround AmeriCorps grants, Volunteer Generation Fund grants, 
Commission Investment Funds grants, and State Commission Support 
grants. All grantees of these programs are required to complete a full 
annual GPR and an abbreviated mid-year GPR six months prior to the 
annual GPR. Grantees also complete an abbreviated final GPR, which is 
identical to the mid-year GPR, at the end of their overall grant 
period. The GPR provides information for CNCS staff to monitor grantee 
progress and to respond to requests from Congress and other 
stakeholders.
    Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by November 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, AmeriCorps State and National, Attention Carla Ganiel, Senior 
Program and Project Specialist, Room 3221D, 250 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20024.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 
4300 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-
TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Ganiel, 202-606-6773, or by 
email at cganiel@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments 
that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses).

Background

    Currently, all grantees of the AmeriCorps State and National, 
School Turnaround AmeriCorps, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and 
Commission Support programs complete the annual GPR, mid-year GPR, and 
final GPR, which provide information for CNCS staff to monitor grantee 
progress and to respond to requests from Congress and other 
stakeholders. The information is collected electronically through the 
eGrants system.

Current Action

    CNCS seeks to renew the current information collection for programs 
which currently complete the GPR, and expand the use of the GPR to 
include two additional grant programs, the Commission Investment Funds 
and AmeriCorps State and National Planning Grants. CNCS has revised its 
GPRs to ensure consistency and reduce duplication across these grant 
programs. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same 
manner as the existing GPR. CNCS also seeks to continue using the 
current application until the revised GPR information collection is 
approved by OMB. The current GPR information collections are due to 
expire as follows: AmeriCorps State and National expires January 31, 
2017; School Turnaround AmeriCorps expires March 31, 2017; Volunteer 
Generation Fund expires November 30, 2017; Commission Support Grant 
expires December 31, 2017.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Grantee Progress Report.
    OMB Number: TBD.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Grantees who receive grants in the following 
programs: AmeriCorps State and National, School Turnaround AmeriCorps, 
Volunteer Generation Fund, Commission Support, Commission Investment 
Funds, AmeriCorps State and National Planning Grants.
    Total Respondents: 672 responses.
    Frequency: Semi-annual.
    Average Time per Response: 8 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,376.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: September 12, 2016.
Bill Basl,
Director, AmeriCorps State and National.
[FR Doc. 2016-22243 Filed 9-15-16; 8:45 am]
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