Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 8197-8198 [2017-01430]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices Special Minority Initiatives; 93.859, Biomedical Research and Research Training, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: January 17, 2017. Melanie J. Pantoja, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–01456 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Project: Evaluation of the Cooperative Agreements To Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Program (OMB No. 0930–0339)—REVISION SAMHSA is conducting a cross-site evaluation of the FY2016 cohort of the CABHI grant program. The CABHI Evaluation builds on a previous evaluation of SAMHSA’s 2009–2012 homeless services grant programs (i.e., Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals, Services in Supportive Housing, and CABHI), under which the approved data collection tools were developed and implemented. SAMHSA is requesting approval from OMB to revise the burden inventory, which has been calculated based on the number of FY2016 CABHI grantees, and to modify the data collection mode of a project director interview. In 2016, SAMHSA awarded 30 CABHI grants across three levels: States (up to $1.5 million per year), Local Governments (up to $800,000 per year), and Communities (up to $400,000 per year). The grantees are united by the goal of enhancing and expanding infrastructure and capacity for mental health and substance abuse treatment and related support services for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness or veterans, families, or youth experiencing homelessness as a result of these conditions. This is accomplished through the provision of permanent supportive housing, behavioral health treatment, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 recovery support services, and enrollment in health insurance, Medicaid, or other mainstream benefit programs. The primary task of the CABHI evaluation is to conduct a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation, addressing questions related to the implementation of the CABHI grant projects and the extent to which they were able to meet the program’s goals. Process evaluation primarily represents what is done to and for the client (e.g., services provided); this aspect of the evaluation will also include a focus on structure, or the resources available in the service delivery system, which represent the capacity to deliver quality care, but not the care itself. The outcome evaluation will focus on outputs, which are the most immediate or proximal results of project activities (e.g., changes in partner collaboration, the number of clients enrolled in mainstream benefits), and client outcomes, particularly those related to behavioral health and homelessness and housing instability. The data collection tools included in this request collect a wide range of quantitative and qualitative data on characteristics of the grantee organization and its partnerships; the system within which the project is embedded; relationships with stakeholders; characteristics of the target population; services received, including implementation of EBPs; staffing patterns; costs of services; barriers and facilitators of project implementation; and project sustainability efforts. Data collection efforts that will support the evaluation are described below. The Project Director (PD) Phone Interview/Web Survey is designed to systematically collect key grant project characteristics which will directly inform the process evaluation component and will also provide essential data by documenting the partnerships and services each grantee includes in their project. The interview includes two components, a semistructured telephone interview and a Web survey, which represents a change from the original approval. The interview was developed to be conducted as a telephone interview; however, some sections are better suited for self-administration through a Webbased survey (e.g., reporting which services the project is providing to clients) and the instrument has been modified accordingly. The PD Phone Interview/Web Survey is composed of the following sections: Grantee Agency and Project Characteristics, Target Population, Stakeholders/Partners, Services, Evidence-Based Practices PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8197 (EBPs), Housing, Project Organization and Implementation, Sustainability, Local Evaluation, Technical Assistance, and Lessons Learned. A total of 39 respondents are expected to complete the PD Phone Interview/Web Survey; this includes one respondent from all of the CABHI grantees (n=30) and the State sub-recipients (n=9). This data collection will occur one time during Year 1 and one time during Year 3 of the evaluation. Site Visits will consist of in-person, semi-structured discussions with grant project directors, State sub-recipient coordinators, project evaluators, financial staff, behavioral health treatment staff, case managers, housing providers, other support services staff, primary partner staff and other key stakeholders, and project client participants. The purpose of the Site Visits is to collect detailed qualitative information and economic data on project activities conducted by the grantees and their partners, which will directly inform the process evaluation. The qualitative data will also provide essential information for the outcome evaluation component by documenting the interventions provided to clients and the implementation, barriers, facilitators, challenges and successes for each grant project visited. Each CABHI grant project (n=30) will be visited once during Year 2 and once during Year 3 of the evaluation. No changes have been made to the Site Visit instruments. The EBP Self-Assessment is a Webbased survey designed to collect information on the services implemented in CABHI grant projects that have a demonstrable evidence base, providing a description of the EBP interventions received by project clients. The EBP Self-Assessment tool is divided into two parts. Part 1 collects information on general implementation of the projects’ primary EBPs (i.e., those received by the most project clients). Thirty-six respondents (9 State subrecipients, 12 Local Governments, and 15 Communities) are expected to complete Part 1 of the EBP SelfAssessment, which may be completed up to 3 times based on the number of primary EBPs being implemented by the project. Part 2 collects detailed implementation data on a selected group of EBPs (i.e., Assertive Community Treatment, Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment, Illness Management and Recovery, Supported Employment, Critical Time Intervention, and Supplemental Security Income [SSI]/Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI] Outreach, Access, and Recovery) and will be administered only to projects using the E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 8198 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices selected EBPs and only for the EBPs they are implementing. Thirty-six respondents (9 State sub-recipients, 12 Local Governments, and 15 Communities) are expected to complete Part 2 of the EBP Self-Assessment, which may be completed up to 3 times based on the number of Part 2 EBPs being implemented by the project. Respondents for both Part 1 and 2 may include grant project directors, State sub-recipient coordinators, or other staff knowledgeable about the project’s EBPs. The EBP Self-Assessment will be administered in Year 2 of the evaluation. No changes have been made to the EBP Self-Assessment instrument. The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Self-Assessment is a Web-based survey completed by the CABHI grant projects to understand the extent to which they are implementing key dimensions of PSH and capture the variability of the PSH model among the projects. Information is collected on the following dimensions: Choice of housing, separation of housing and services; decent, safe, and affordable housing; housing integration; tenancy rights; access to housing; flexible, voluntary services; service philosophy; and team-based behavioral health. Thirty-six respondents (9 State subrecipients, 12 Local Governments, and 15 Communities) are expected to complete the PSH Self-Assessment one time, and may include grant project directors, State sub-recipient coordinators, or other staff knowledgeable about the project’s PSH model. The PSH Self-Assessment will be administered in Year 2 of the evaluation. No changes have been made to the PSH Self-Assessment instrument. ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Instrument/Activity Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours PD Phone Interview/Web Survey ........................................ Site Visits: Opening Session/Project Director Interview ................. Case Manager, Treatment, Housing Staff/Provider Interview .................................................................... Stakeholder Interview ................................................... Evaluator Interview ....................................................... Client Focus Group ....................................................... Cost Interview ............................................................... Evidence-Based Practice Self-Assessment Part 1 .............. Evidence-Based Practice Self-Assessment Part 2 .............. Permanent Supportive Housing Self-Assessment ............... 39 ........................ a 300 1 ........................ 1 39 ........................ 300 2.1 ........................ 2.5 82 ........................ 750 b 540 36 36 36 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 540 270 60 450 60 108 108 36 2 1.5 1 1.5 2 0.58 0.25 0.67 1,080 405 60 675 120 63 27 24 Total ....................................................................... g 1,650 ........................ 1,971 ........................ 3,286 c 270 d 60 e 450 f 60 respondents × 30 site visits = 300 respondents. b 18 respondents × 30 site visits = 540 respondents. c 9 respondents × 30 site visits = 270 respondents. d 2 respondents × 30 site visits = 60 respondents. e 15 respondents × 30 site visits = 450 respondents. f 2 respondents × 30 site visits = 60 respondents. g This is an unduplicated count of total respondents. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES a 10 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by February 23, 2017 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. 2017–01430 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–01] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Comment Request: Notice on Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status for HUD’s Community Planning and Development Programs Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Comments Due Date: February 23, 2017. 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 Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5535 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov for a copy of DATES: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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: Evaluation of the Cooperative Agreements To Benefit Homeless 
Individuals (CABHI) Program (OMB No. 0930-0339)--REVISION

    SAMHSA is conducting a cross-site evaluation of the FY2016 cohort 
of the CABHI grant program. The CABHI Evaluation builds on a previous 
evaluation of SAMHSA's 2009-2012 homeless services grant programs 
(i.e., Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals, Services in 
Supportive Housing, and CABHI), under which the approved data 
collection tools were developed and implemented. SAMHSA is requesting 
approval from OMB to revise the burden inventory, which has been 
calculated based on the number of FY2016 CABHI grantees, and to modify 
the data collection mode of a project director interview.
    In 2016, SAMHSA awarded 30 CABHI grants across three levels: States 
(up to $1.5 million per year), Local Governments (up to $800,000 per 
year), and Communities (up to $400,000 per year). The grantees are 
united by the goal of enhancing and expanding infrastructure and 
capacity for mental health and substance abuse treatment and related 
support services for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness or 
veterans, families, or youth experiencing homelessness as a result of 
these conditions. This is accomplished through the provision of 
permanent supportive housing, behavioral health treatment, and recovery 
support services, and enrollment in health insurance, Medicaid, or 
other mainstream benefit programs.
    The primary task of the CABHI evaluation is to conduct a 
comprehensive process and outcome evaluation, addressing questions 
related to the implementation of the CABHI grant projects and the 
extent to which they were able to meet the program's goals. Process 
evaluation primarily represents what is done to and for the client 
(e.g., services provided); this aspect of the evaluation will also 
include a focus on structure, or the resources available in the service 
delivery system, which represent the capacity to deliver quality care, 
but not the care itself. The outcome evaluation will focus on outputs, 
which are the most immediate or proximal results of project activities 
(e.g., changes in partner collaboration, the number of clients enrolled 
in mainstream benefits), and client outcomes, particularly those 
related to behavioral health and homelessness and housing instability. 
The data collection tools included in this request collect a wide range 
of quantitative and qualitative data on characteristics of the grantee 
organization and its partnerships; the system within which the project 
is embedded; relationships with stakeholders; characteristics of the 
target population; services received, including implementation of EBPs; 
staffing patterns; costs of services; barriers and facilitators of 
project implementation; and project sustainability efforts. Data 
collection efforts that will support the evaluation are described 
below.
    The Project Director (PD) Phone Interview/Web Survey is designed to 
systematically collect key grant project characteristics which will 
directly inform the process evaluation component and will also provide 
essential data by documenting the partnerships and services each 
grantee includes in their project. The interview includes two 
components, a semi-structured telephone interview and a Web survey, 
which represents a change from the original approval. The interview was 
developed to be conducted as a telephone interview; however, some 
sections are better suited for self-administration through a Web-based 
survey (e.g., reporting which services the project is providing to 
clients) and the instrument has been modified accordingly. The PD Phone 
Interview/Web Survey is composed of the following sections: Grantee 
Agency and Project Characteristics, Target Population, Stakeholders/
Partners, Services, Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), Housing, Project 
Organization and Implementation, Sustainability, Local Evaluation, 
Technical Assistance, and Lessons Learned. A total of 39 respondents 
are expected to complete the PD Phone Interview/Web Survey; this 
includes one respondent from all of the CABHI grantees (n=30) and the 
State sub-recipients (n=9). This data collection will occur one time 
during Year 1 and one time during Year 3 of the evaluation.
    Site Visits will consist of in-person, semi-structured discussions 
with grant project directors, State sub-recipient coordinators, project 
evaluators, financial staff, behavioral health treatment staff, case 
managers, housing providers, other support services staff, primary 
partner staff and other key stakeholders, and project client 
participants. The purpose of the Site Visits is to collect detailed 
qualitative information and economic data on project activities 
conducted by the grantees and their partners, which will directly 
inform the process evaluation. The qualitative data will also provide 
essential information for the outcome evaluation component by 
documenting the interventions provided to clients and the 
implementation, barriers, facilitators, challenges and successes for 
each grant project visited. Each CABHI grant project (n=30) will be 
visited once during Year 2 and once during Year 3 of the evaluation. No 
changes have been made to the Site Visit instruments.
    The EBP Self-Assessment is a Web-based survey designed to collect 
information on the services implemented in CABHI grant projects that 
have a demonstrable evidence base, providing a description of the EBP 
interventions received by project clients. The EBP Self-Assessment tool 
is divided into two parts. Part 1 collects information on general 
implementation of the projects' primary EBPs (i.e., those received by 
the most project clients). Thirty-six respondents (9 State sub-
recipients, 12 Local Governments, and 15 Communities) are expected to 
complete Part 1 of the EBP Self-Assessment, which may be completed up 
to 3 times based on the number of primary EBPs being implemented by the 
project. Part 2 collects detailed implementation data on a selected 
group of EBPs (i.e., Assertive Community Treatment, Integrated Dual 
Disorders Treatment, Illness Management and Recovery, Supported 
Employment, Critical Time Intervention, and Supplemental Security 
Income [SSI]/Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI] Outreach, 
Access, and Recovery) and will be administered only to projects using 
the

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selected EBPs and only for the EBPs they are implementing. Thirty-six 
respondents (9 State sub-recipients, 12 Local Governments, and 15 
Communities) are expected to complete Part 2 of the EBP Self-
Assessment, which may be completed up to 3 times based on the number of 
Part 2 EBPs being implemented by the project. Respondents for both Part 
1 and 2 may include grant project directors, State sub-recipient 
coordinators, or other staff knowledgeable about the project's EBPs. 
The EBP Self-Assessment will be administered in Year 2 of the 
evaluation. No changes have been made to the EBP Self-Assessment 
instrument.
    The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Self-Assessment is a Web-
based survey completed by the CABHI grant projects to understand the 
extent to which they are implementing key dimensions of PSH and capture 
the variability of the PSH model among the projects. Information is 
collected on the following dimensions: Choice of housing, separation of 
housing and services; decent, safe, and affordable housing; housing 
integration; tenancy rights; access to housing; flexible, voluntary 
services; service philosophy; and team-based behavioral health. Thirty-
six respondents (9 State sub-recipients, 12 Local Governments, and 15 
Communities) are expected to complete the PSH Self-Assessment one time, 
and may include grant project directors, State sub-recipient 
coordinators, or other staff knowledgeable about the project's PSH 
model. The PSH Self-Assessment will be administered in Year 2 of the 
evaluation. No changes have been made to the PSH Self-Assessment 
instrument.

                                             Annualized Burden Hours
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                                     Number of     Responses per   Total number      Hours per     Total burden
       Instrument/Activity          respondents     respondent     of responses      response          hours
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PD Phone Interview/Web Survey...              39               1              39             2.1              82
Site Visits:                      ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Opening Session/Project              \a\ 300               1             300             2.5             750
     Director Interview.........
    Case Manager, Treatment,             \b\ 540               1             540               2           1,080
     Housing Staff/Provider
     Interview..................
    Stakeholder Interview.......         \c\ 270               1             270             1.5             405
    Evaluator Interview.........          \d\ 60               1              60               1              60
    Client Focus Group..........         \e\ 450               1             450             1.5             675
    Cost Interview..............          \f\ 60               1              60               2             120
Evidence-Based Practice Self-                 36               3             108            0.58              63
 Assessment Part 1..............
Evidence-Based Practice Self-                 36               3             108            0.25              27
 Assessment Part 2..............
Permanent Supportive Housing                  36               1              36            0.67              24
 Self-Assessment................
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        Total...................       \g\ 1,650  ..............           1,971  ..............           3,286
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\a\ 10 respondents x 30 site visits = 300 respondents.
\b\ 18 respondents x 30 site visits = 540 respondents.
\c\ 9 respondents x 30 site visits = 270 respondents.
\d\ 2 respondents x 30 site visits = 60 respondents.
\e\ 15 respondents x 30 site visits = 450 respondents.
\f\ 2 respondents x 30 site visits = 60 respondents.
\g\ This is an unduplicated count of total respondents.

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by February 23, 2017 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. 2017-01430 Filed 1-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4162-20-P