Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 74447-74448 [2016-25787]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices [FR Doc. 2016–25813 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants. OMB No.: 0970–0462. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. ACF has developed a multipronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. Two rounds of HPOG grants have been awarded—the first in 2010 (HPOG 1.0) and the second in 2015 (HPOG 2.0). There are federal evaluations associated with each round of grants. HPOG grants provide funding to government agencies, community-based organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, and tribalaffiliated organizations to provide education and training services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals. Under HPOG 2.0, ACF awarded grants to five tribalaffiliated organizations and 27 nontribal entities. The proposed data collection activities described in this notice will provide data for the implementation studies of the National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (i.e., the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation and the HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation) as well as the impact study for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation. OMB previously approved baseline data collection and informed consent forms for the HPOG 2.0 Evaluations under OMB Control Number 0970–0462. The design for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation features an implementation study, cost benefit study, and impact study. This information collection clearance request pertains to the implementation study and impact study. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 The goal of the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Implementation Study is to describe and assess the implementation, systems change, outcomes and other important information about the operations of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees, which are operating 38 distinct programs. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to collect data about the nontribal HPOG program designs and implementation, HPOG partner and program networks, the composition and intensity of HPOG services received, participant characteristics and HPOG experiences, and participant outputs and outcomes. The goal of the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Impact Study is to measure and analyze key participant outcomes and impacts including completion of education and training, receipt of certificates and/or degrees, earnings, and employment in a healthcare career. The goal of the HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation is to conduct a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the five Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantee programs. The evaluation will identify and assess how programmatic health profession training operations are working; determine differences in approaches being used when programs are serving different sub-populations, including participants with different characteristics and skill levels; and identify programs and practices that are successful in supporting the target population to achieve portable industry-recognized certificates or degrees as well as employment-related outcomes. The information collection activities to be submitted in the request package include: (1) Screening Interview to identify respondents for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation first-round telephone interviews. (2) HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation first-round telephone interviews with management and staff. These interviews will collect information about the HPOG program context and about program administration, activities and services, partner and stakeholder roles and networks, and respondent perceptions of the program’s strengths. (3) HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation in-person implementation interviews with HPOG personnel will collect information from six HPOG 2.0 programs with promising approaches to the topic areas of specific interest to ACF. (4) HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation participant contact update forms will collect updated participant contact information for impact study PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74447 participants (treatment and control) every 3 months, during the three year follow-up period. (5) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation grantee and partner administrative staff interviews will collect information on high-level program strategies, partnerships in place to implement the Tribal HPOG 2.0 program, program development and lessons learned. (6) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program implementation staff interviews will collect information from instructors, trainers, recruitment and orientation staff, and providers of program or supportive services on Tribal HPOG 2.0 program processes including recruitment, screening, orientation, provision of supportive services, and program implementation. (7) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation employer interviews will collect information from local or regional employers that are partnering with Tribal HPOG 2.0 programs or have employed participants, and collect information on employers’ impressions of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 program and program graduates. (8) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program participant focus groups will collect information on participants’ perceptions, experience, outcomes and satisfaction with the Tribal HPOG 2.0 program. (9) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program participant completer interviews will collect information on the current employment status of the participants who completed a training program and their perceptions of and satisfaction with the Tribal HPOG 2.0 program. (10) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program participant non-completer interviews will collect information on reasons participants left the program, short-term outcomes, how they feel the program could be improved, and any plans for future academic training. Respondents: For the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation: HPOG program managers; HPOG program staff; and representatives of partner agencies and stakeholders, including support service providers, education and vocational training providers, Workforce Investment Boards, TANF agencies, and participants at the 27 non-tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees. For the HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation: Tribal HPOG 2.0 program staff; administrative staff at grantee institutions; representatives from partner agencies and stakeholders, including local employers; and Tribal HPOG program participants at the five Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 74448 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Additional Burden for Previously Approved Information Collection PAGES—Participant-Level Baseline Data Collection (participants at non-Tribal grantees) ...................................... 4,860 1,620 1 .5 810 Burden for Newly Requested Information Collection HPOG 2.0 Screening Interview to identify respondents for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation first-round telephone interviews ................................................................................. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation first-round telephone interviews with management and staff ............................. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation in-person implementation interviews .......................................................................... HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation welcome packet and participant contact update forms ........................................... National Evaluation 38 1 .5 7 190 63 1 1.25 79 60 20 1 1.5 30 45,000 HPOG 2.0 13 15,000 4 .1 6000 Tribal Evaluation asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation grantee and partner administrative staff interviews .................................................... HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program implementation staff interviews .................................................................. HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation employer interviews ............. HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program participant focus groups ............................................................................... HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program participant completer interviews ......................................................... HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program participant noncompleter interviews ......................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,412. 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, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ 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: 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 35 1 1 35 150 90 50 30 1 1 1.5 .75 75 23 405 135 1 1.5 203 300 100 1 1 100 150 50 1 1 50 Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25787 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–72–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Guidelines Stating Principles for Working With Federally Recognized Indian Tribes Administration for Native Americans, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is issuing guidelines stating principles for working with federally recognized Indian tribes. SUMMARY: DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 105 PO 00000 Effective October 20, 2016. Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Camille Loya, Director of Policy, Administration for Native Americans (ANA) at (202) 401–5964, or Camille.Loya@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACF states the following principles for working with federally recognized Indian tribes: Purpose: The mission of ACF is to foster health and well-being by providing federal leadership, partnership, and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services. This mission has special application with respect to the government-to-government relationship with federally recognized Indian tribes, including Alaska Natives. ACF issues these Principles for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes to establish a policy standard governing ACF’s relationships with federally recognized Indian tribes. The Principles are designed to build upon and complement ACF’s Tribal Consultation Policy and to articulate ACF’s commitment to promote and sustain strong governmentto-government relationships, foster Indian self-determination, support tribal sovereignty, and demonstrate transparency in ACF’s actions as public servants. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the 
Health Profession Opportunity Grants.
    OMB No.: 0970-0462.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data 
collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity 
Grants (HPOG) Program. ACF has developed a multi-pronged research and 
evaluation approach for the HPOG program to better understand and 
assess the activities conducted and their results. Two rounds of HPOG 
grants have been awarded--the first in 2010 (HPOG 1.0) and the second 
in 2015 (HPOG 2.0). There are federal evaluations associated with each 
round of grants. HPOG grants provide funding to government agencies, 
community-based organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, 
and tribal-affiliated organizations to provide education and training 
services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients 
and other low-income individuals. Under HPOG 2.0, ACF awarded grants to 
five tribal-affiliated organizations and 27 non-tribal entities. The 
proposed data collection activities described in this notice will 
provide data for the implementation studies of the National and Tribal 
Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity 
Grants (i.e., the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation and the HPOG 2.0 Tribal 
Evaluation) as well as the impact study for the HPOG 2.0 National 
Evaluation. OMB previously approved baseline data collection and 
informed consent forms for the HPOG 2.0 Evaluations under OMB Control 
Number 0970-0462. The design for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation 
features an implementation study, cost benefit study, and impact study. 
This information collection clearance request pertains to the 
implementation study and impact study.
    The goal of the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Implementation Study 
is to describe and assess the implementation, systems change, outcomes 
and other important information about the operations of the 27 non-
tribal HPOG grantees, which are operating 38 distinct programs. To 
achieve these goals, it is necessary to collect data about the non-
tribal HPOG program designs and implementation, HPOG partner and 
program networks, the composition and intensity of HPOG services 
received, participant characteristics and HPOG experiences, and 
participant outputs and outcomes.
    The goal of the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Impact Study is to 
measure and analyze key participant outcomes and impacts including 
completion of education and training, receipt of certificates and/or 
degrees, earnings, and employment in a healthcare career.
    The goal of the HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation is to conduct a 
comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the five Tribal 
HPOG 2.0 grantee programs. The evaluation will identify and assess how 
programmatic health profession training operations are working; 
determine differences in approaches being used when programs are 
serving different sub-populations, including participants with 
different characteristics and skill levels; and identify programs and 
practices that are successful in supporting the target population to 
achieve portable industry-recognized certificates or degrees as well as 
employment-related outcomes.
    The information collection activities to be submitted in the 
request package include: (1) Screening Interview to identify 
respondents for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation first-round telephone 
interviews. (2) HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation first-round telephone 
interviews with management and staff. These interviews will collect 
information about the HPOG program context and about program 
administration, activities and services, partner and stakeholder roles 
and networks, and respondent perceptions of the program's strengths. 
(3) HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation in-person implementation interviews 
with HPOG personnel will collect information from six HPOG 2.0 programs 
with promising approaches to the topic areas of specific interest to 
ACF. (4) HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation participant contact update forms 
will collect updated participant contact information for impact study 
participants (treatment and control) every 3 months, during the three 
year follow-up period. (5) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation grantee and 
partner administrative staff interviews will collect information on 
high-level program strategies, partnerships in place to implement the 
Tribal HPOG 2.0 program, program development and lessons learned. (6) 
HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program implementation staff interviews will 
collect information from instructors, trainers, recruitment and 
orientation staff, and providers of program or supportive services on 
Tribal HPOG 2.0 program processes including recruitment, screening, 
orientation, provision of supportive services, and program 
implementation. (7) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation employer interviews will 
collect information from local or regional employers that are 
partnering with Tribal HPOG 2.0 programs or have employed participants, 
and collect information on employers' impressions of the Tribal HPOG 
2.0 program and program graduates. (8) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation 
program participant focus groups will collect information on 
participants' perceptions, experience, outcomes and satisfaction with 
the Tribal HPOG 2.0 program. (9) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program 
participant completer interviews will collect information on the 
current employment status of the participants who completed a training 
program and their perceptions of and satisfaction with the Tribal HPOG 
2.0 program. (10) HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation program participant non-
completer interviews will collect information on reasons participants 
left the program, short-term outcomes, how they feel the program could 
be improved, and any plans for future academic training.
    Respondents: For the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation: HPOG program 
managers; HPOG program staff; and representatives of partner agencies 
and stakeholders, including support service providers, education and 
vocational training providers, Workforce Investment Boards, TANF 
agencies, and participants at the 27 non-tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees. For 
the HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation: Tribal HPOG 2.0 program staff; 
administrative staff at grantee institutions; representatives from 
partner agencies and stakeholders, including local employers; and 
Tribal HPOG program participants at the five Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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                        Additional Burden for Previously Approved Information Collection
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PAGES--Participant-Level                   4,860           1,620               1              .5             810
 Baseline Data Collection
 (participants at non-Tribal
 grantees)......................
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                                Burden for Newly Requested Information Collection
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                                          HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation
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Screening Interview to identify               38              13               1              .5               7
 respondents for the HPOG 2.0
 National Evaluation first-round
 telephone interviews...........
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation                 190              63               1            1.25              79
 first-round telephone
 interviews with management and
 staff..........................
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation in-              60              20               1             1.5              30
 person implementation
 interviews.....................
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation              45,000          15,000               4              .1            6000
 welcome packet and participant
 contact update forms...........
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                                           HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation                   105              35               1               1              35
 grantee and partner
 administrative staff interviews
HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation                   150              50               1             1.5              75
 program implementation staff
 interviews.....................
HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation                    90              30               1             .75              23
 employer interviews............
HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation                   405             135               1             1.5             203
 program participant focus
 groups.........................
HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation                   300             100               1               1             100
 program participant completer
 interviews.....................
HPOG 2.0 Tribal Evaluation                   150              50               1               1              50
 program participant non-
 completer interviews...........
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,412.
    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, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@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.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-25787 Filed 10-25-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-72-P