Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report, 13323-13324 [2017-04738]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 46 / Friday, March 10, 2017 / Notices ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b). (b) At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If you receive a multiyear award, you must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to www.ed.gov/ fund/grant/apply/appforms/ appforms.html. (c) Under 34 CFR 75.250(b), the Secretary may provide a grantee with additional funding for data collection analysis and reporting. In this case the Secretary establishes a data collection period. 4. Performance Measures: The objectives of the GEAR UP Program are—(1) to increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education of participating students; (2) to increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education of participating students; and (3) to increase educational expectations for participating students and increase student and family knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing. The effectiveness of this program depends on the rate at which program participants complete high school and enroll in and complete a postsecondary education. Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, we developed the following performance measures to track progress toward achieving the program’s goals: 1. The percentage of GEAR UP students who pass Pre-algebra by the end of 8th grade. 2. The percentage of GEAR UP students who pass Algebra 1 by the end of 9th grade. 3. The percentage of GEAR UP students who take two years of mathematics beyond Algebra 1 by the 12th grade. 4. The percentage of GEAR UP students who are on track for graduation at the end of each grade. 5. The percentage of GEAR UP students who are on track to apply for college as measured by completion of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 the SAT or ACT by the end of 11th grade. 6. The percentage of GEAR UP students who graduate from high school. Note: For each GEAR UP project, the State’s high school graduation rate is defined in the State’s approved accountability plan under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. 7. The percentage of GEAR UP students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 8. The percentage of GEAR UP students and former GEAR UP students who are enrolled in college. 9. The percentage of GEAR UP students who place into college-level Math and English without need for remediation. 10. The percentage of current GEAR UP students and former GEAR UP students enrolled in college who are on track to graduate college. In addition, to assess the efficiency of the program, we track the average cost in Federal funds, of achieving a successful outcome, where success is defined as enrollment in postsecondary education of GEAR UP students immediately after high school graduation. These performance measures constitute GEAR UP’s indicators of the success of the program. Under Section 1116 of the HEA, grant recipients must collect and report data on steps they have taken toward achieving these goals. Accordingly, we request that applicants include these performance measures in conceptualizing the design, implementation, and evaluation of their proposed projects. 5. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award under 34 CFR 75.253, the Secretary considers, among other things: Whether a grantee has made substantial progress in achieving the goals and objectives of the project; whether the grantee has expended funds in a manner that is consistent with its approved application and budget; and, if the Secretary has established performance measurement requirements, the performance targets in the grantee’s approved application. In making a continuation grant, the Secretary also considers whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13323 VII. Agency Contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karmon Simms-Coates, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5W250, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Telephone: (202) 453–7917 or by email: Karmon.simms-coates@ ed.gov. If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or PDF. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: March 7, 2017. Linda Byrd-Johnson, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Higher Education Programs, and Senior Director, Student Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04798 Filed 3–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13324 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 46 / Friday, March 10, 2017 / Notices Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 9, 2017. DATES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2017–ICCD–0029. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 224–84, Washington, DC 20202–4537. ADDRESSES: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kenneth Foushee, (202) 453–7417. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) Will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) Is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) How might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) How might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Title of Collection: Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1840–0832. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 49. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 833. Abstract: The purpose of the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program is to prepare, motivate, and assist military veterans in the development of academic and other skills necessary for acceptance into and success in a program of postsecondary education. Authority for this program is contained in Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, Chapter 1, Section 402C of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, public or private agencies or organizations, including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, secondary schools, and combinations of institutions, agencies, organizations, and secondary schools. Upward Bound Program participants must be potential first-generation college students, low-income individuals, or individuals who have a high risk for academic failure, and have a need for academic support in order to pursue successfully a program of education beyond high school. Required program services include: (1) Academic tutoring; (2) Advice and assistance in secondary and postsecondary course selection; (3) Preparation for college entrance exams and completing the college admission applications; (4) Information on federal student financial aid programs including (a) Federal Pell grant awards, (b) Loan forgiveness, and (c) Scholarships; (5) Assistance completing financial aid applications; (6) Guidance on and assistance in: (a) Secondary school reentry, (b) Alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts that lead to the receipt of a regular secondary school diploma, (c) Entry into general educational development (GED) programs or, (d) Entry into postsecondary education; (7) Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students or the students’ parents, including financial planning for postsecondary education; and (8) Projects funded for at least two years under the program must provide instruction in mathematics through pre- PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 calculus; laboratory science; foreign language; composition; and literature. Dated: March 7, 2017. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–04738 Filed 3–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EDT)— Registration 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT)—Meeting Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT)— Meeting ADDRESSES: Hyatt Regency Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon, Virginia, USA 20171. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lou Capitanio, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (202) 586–5098. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to provide advice on potential applications of methane hydrate to the Secretary of Energy, and assist in developing recommendations and priorities for the Department of Energy’s Methane Hydrate Research and Development Program. Tentative Agenda: The agenda will include: Welcome and Introduction by the Designated Federal Officer; Committee Business; Review of Technical Questions Posed in the Secretary’s Energy Advisory Board Report on the Methane Hydrate Program; Update on Methane Hydrate Major Projects & Review of Program Activities and Plans; Methane Hydrate Program Budget; Advisory Committee Discussion; and Public Comments, if any. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 46 (Friday, March 10, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2017-ICCD-0029]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing an extension of an existing information collection.

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DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 9, 2017.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2017-ICCD-
0029. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 224-84, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kenneth Foushee, (202) 453-7417.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) Will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) Is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) How might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) How might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual 
Performance Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-0832.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; 
Private Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 49.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 833.
    Abstract: The purpose of the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program is 
to prepare, motivate, and assist military veterans in the development 
of academic and other skills necessary for acceptance into and success 
in a program of postsecondary education. Authority for this program is 
contained in Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, Chapter 1, Section 402C of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education 
Opportunity Act of 2008. Eligible applicants include institutions of 
higher education, public or private agencies or organizations, 
including community-based organizations with experience in serving 
disadvantaged youth, secondary schools, and combinations of 
institutions, agencies, organizations, and secondary schools. Upward 
Bound Program participants must be potential first-generation college 
students, low-income individuals, or individuals who have a high risk 
for academic failure, and have a need for academic support in order to 
pursue successfully a program of education beyond high school. Required 
program services include: (1) Academic tutoring; (2) Advice and 
assistance in secondary and postsecondary course selection; (3) 
Preparation for college entrance exams and completing the college 
admission applications; (4) Information on federal student financial 
aid programs including (a) Federal Pell grant awards, (b) Loan 
forgiveness, and (c) Scholarships; (5) Assistance completing financial 
aid applications; (6) Guidance on and assistance in: (a) Secondary 
school reentry, (b) Alternative education programs for secondary school 
dropouts that lead to the receipt of a regular secondary school 
diploma, (c) Entry into general educational development (GED) programs 
or, (d) Entry into postsecondary education; (7) Education or counseling 
services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of 
students or the students' parents, including financial planning for 
postsecondary education; and (8) Projects funded for at least two years 
under the program must provide instruction in mathematics through pre-
calculus; laboratory science; foreign language; composition; and 
literature.

    Dated: March 7, 2017.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-04738 Filed 3-9-17; 8:45 am]
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