Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report OMB No. 0915-0172-Revision, 26810-26811 [2017-12003]

Download as PDF 26810 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 110 / Friday, June 9, 2017 / Notices Dated: June 5, 2017. Anna K. Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–12007 Filed 6–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report OMB No. 0915–0172—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this ICR must be received no later than August 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report, OMB No. 0915–0172—Revision Abstract: HRSA is updating the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:25 Jun 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report. This guidance is used annually by the 50 states and 9 jurisdictions (hereafter state) in applying for Block Grants under Title V of the Social Security Act and in preparing the required annual report. The updates proposed by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) for this edition of the guidance are intended to reinforce the role of the state in developing a Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Action Plan that addresses its priority needs. These proposed updates further refine the reporting structure and vision that was outlined in the previous edition. As such, they are intended to enable a state to articulate its Title V program activities and leadership efforts for serving the MCH population. The proposed updates to the guidance are informed by comments received from state Title V MCH program leaders, national MCH leaders, and other MCH stakeholders. Specific updates to this edition of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report include the following: (1) The performance measure framework has been maintained, but a state has added flexibility to determine the best combination of National Performance Measures (NPMs) and State Performance Measures (SPMs) for addressing its identified MCH priority needs. States will address each priority need by either a NPM or SPM. (2) The required minimum number of NPMs to be selected by a state has been reduced from eight to five. States will select at least one NPM in each of the five population health domains, specifically: (1) Women/Maternal Health; (2) Perinatal/Infant Health; (3) Child Health; (4) Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN); and (5) Adolescent Health. (3) A sixth and optional domain, Cross-cutting and Systems Building, has been added to replace the Cross-cutting/ Life Course domain. The three NPMs that were formerly included in the Cross-cutting/Life Course domain (i.e., NPM #13A/B, NPM #14 A/B and NPM #15) have been incorporated into the relevant population health domain(s). No NPMs are included in the Crosscutting and Systems Building domain; however, a state may choose to include a SPM in this domain if relevant to its priority needs. (4) The focus on evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies and measures (ESMs) continues, with an PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 enhanced definition of ‘‘evidence-base’’ provided. Clarifying instructions and state examples of ESMs have been added. (5) Expectations around state Title V reporting on family/consumer partnership have been clarified. These expectations include enhanced discussion of specific program activities, the impact they have on all sectors of the MCH population, and their demonstrated value in improving MCH outcomes. (6) The narrative reporting requirements around services for CSHCN have been strengthened to allow each state to identify and define the components of its system of services. States are also encouraged to reflect on the impact of these services within the context of the identified priority needs and the measures selected for the State Action Plan. (7) Further anticipated reductions to state burden have been incorporated through more streamlined narrative reporting, particularly between the State Overview, Needs Assessment, and State Action Plan sections; clearer descriptions of expected content in each of the narrative sections; and refined instructions for completing the data reporting forms. Notable among these updates is the restructuring of the State Action Plan narrative discussion to allow a Title V program greater flexibility in describing its public health framework (e.g., life course model), leadership and partnership roles, crosscutting strategies, and the leveraging of resources. The full extent of the anticipated burden reduction will be realized over time as states become more familiar with the updated instructions and reporting requirements. The burden estimates presented in the table below are based on previous burden estimates and consultation with a few states. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Each year, states are required to submit an application/ annual report for Federal funds for their Title V MCH Services Block Grant to States Program to HRSA’s MCHB (Section 505(a) of Title V of the Social Security Act). In addition, each state is required to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment every 5 years. The information and instructions for the preparation and submission of this application/annual report are contained in the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report. Likely Respondents: Per section 505(a) of Title V of the Social Security Act, the MCH Block Grant application/annual E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 26811 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 110 / Friday, June 9, 2017 / Notices report must be developed by, or in consultation with, the state MCH Health agency. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This estimate includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. In fiscal year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020, states will submit an application/annual report without the 5-year needs Number of respondents Form name Application and Annual Report without 5-Year Needs Assessment Summary .......................................................... Application and Annual Report with 5-Year Needs Assessment Summary ................................................................. Number of responses per respondent assessment summary for a total annual estimated burden of 7,080 hours. In FY 2021, states will submit an application/ annual report with the 5-year needs assessment summary for a total estimated burden of 11,151 hours. As a result of the proposed revisions, average annual burden is projected to be reduced by approximately 700 hours. Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours: Total responses Burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 59 59 120 7,080 59 1 59 189 11,151 59 Average Total Annual Burden ...................................... 1 ........................ 59 ........................ * 8,437 * Reflects the average of one Application/Annual Report with Needs Assessment Summary and two Application/Annual Reports without Needs Assessment Summary HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Jason E. Bennett, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–12003 Filed 6–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Tribal Management Grant Program; Extension of Due Dates Indian Health Service, HHS. Notice; extension of due dates. AGENCY: ACTION: The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register (FR) on May 1, 2017, for the Fiscal Year 2017 Tribal Management Grant Program. Several Key Dates have been modified. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roselyn Tso, Acting Director, Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08E17, Rockville, MD 20857, telephone: (301) 443–1104. (This is not a toll-free number.) mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:25 Jun 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 Correction In the Federal Register of May 1, 2017, in FR Doc. 2017–08775, the following corrections are made: On page 20353, in the first column, under the heading Key Dates, the correct Application Deadline Date should read as: ‘‘Application Deadline Date: June 30, 2017.’’ On page 20353, in the first column, under the heading Key Dates, the correct Review Date should read as: ‘‘Review Date: July 24–28, 2017.’’ On page 20353, in the first column, under the heading Key Dates, the correct Signed Tribal Resolutions Due Date should read as: ‘‘Signed Tribal Resolutions Due Date: June 30, 2017.’’ On page 20353, in the first column, under the heading Key Dates, the correct Proof of Non-Profit Status Due Date should read as: ‘‘Proof of Non-Profit Status Due Date: June 30, 2017.’’ Dated: June 2, 2017. Chris Buchanan, RADM, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS, Acting Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12010 Filed 6–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel; Health Care and Behavioral Economics. Date: June 30, 2017. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institute on Aging, Gateway Building, Suite 2W200, 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Isis S. Mikhail, MD, MPH, DRPH, National Institute on Aging, Gateway Building, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2C212, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–402–7704, MIKHAILI@MAIL.NIH.GOV. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.866, Aging Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: June 5, 2017. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–11945 Filed 6–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Title V 
Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: 
Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report OMB No. 
0915-0172--Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects, HRSA announces plans to 
submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to 
OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, 
below, or any other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on this ICR must be received no later than August 8, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Information Collection Request Title: Title V Maternal and Child 
Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for 
the Title V Application/Annual Report, OMB No. 0915-0172--Revision
    Abstract: HRSA is updating the Title V Maternal and Child Health 
Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for the 
Title V Application/Annual Report. This guidance is used annually by 
the 50 states and 9 jurisdictions (hereafter state) in applying for 
Block Grants under Title V of the Social Security Act and in preparing 
the required annual report. The updates proposed by HRSA's Maternal and 
Child Health Bureau (MCHB) for this edition of the guidance are 
intended to reinforce the role of the state in developing a Title V 
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Action Plan that addresses its priority 
needs. These proposed updates further refine the reporting structure 
and vision that was outlined in the previous edition. As such, they are 
intended to enable a state to articulate its Title V program activities 
and leadership efforts for serving the MCH population. The proposed 
updates to the guidance are informed by comments received from state 
Title V MCH program leaders, national MCH leaders, and other MCH 
stakeholders.
    Specific updates to this edition of the Title V Maternal and Child 
Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and Forms for 
the Title V Application/Annual Report include the following:
    (1) The performance measure framework has been maintained, but a 
state has added flexibility to determine the best combination of 
National Performance Measures (NPMs) and State Performance Measures 
(SPMs) for addressing its identified MCH priority needs. States will 
address each priority need by either a NPM or SPM.
    (2) The required minimum number of NPMs to be selected by a state 
has been reduced from eight to five. States will select at least one 
NPM in each of the five population health domains, specifically: (1) 
Women/Maternal Health; (2) Perinatal/Infant Health; (3) Child Health; 
(4) Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN); and (5) Adolescent 
Health.
    (3) A sixth and optional domain, Cross-cutting and Systems 
Building, has been added to replace the Cross-cutting/Life Course 
domain. The three NPMs that were formerly included in the Cross-
cutting/Life Course domain (i.e., NPM #13A/B, NPM #14 A/B and NPM #15) 
have been incorporated into the relevant population health domain(s). 
No NPMs are included in the Cross-cutting and Systems Building domain; 
however, a state may choose to include a SPM in this domain if relevant 
to its priority needs.
    (4) The focus on evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies and 
measures (ESMs) continues, with an enhanced definition of ``evidence-
base'' provided. Clarifying instructions and state examples of ESMs 
have been added.
    (5) Expectations around state Title V reporting on family/consumer 
partnership have been clarified. These expectations include enhanced 
discussion of specific program activities, the impact they have on all 
sectors of the MCH population, and their demonstrated value in 
improving MCH outcomes.
    (6) The narrative reporting requirements around services for CSHCN 
have been strengthened to allow each state to identify and define the 
components of its system of services. States are also encouraged to 
reflect on the impact of these services within the context of the 
identified priority needs and the measures selected for the State 
Action Plan.
    (7) Further anticipated reductions to state burden have been 
incorporated through more streamlined narrative reporting, particularly 
between the State Overview, Needs Assessment, and State Action Plan 
sections; clearer descriptions of expected content in each of the 
narrative sections; and refined instructions for completing the data 
reporting forms. Notable among these updates is the restructuring of 
the State Action Plan narrative discussion to allow a Title V program 
greater flexibility in describing its public health framework (e.g., 
life course model), leadership and partnership roles, cross-cutting 
strategies, and the leveraging of resources.
    The full extent of the anticipated burden reduction will be 
realized over time as states become more familiar with the updated 
instructions and reporting requirements. The burden estimates presented 
in the table below are based on previous burden estimates and 
consultation with a few states.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Each year, states are 
required to submit an application/annual report for Federal funds for 
their Title V MCH Services Block Grant to States Program to HRSA's MCHB 
(Section 505(a) of Title V of the Social Security Act). In addition, 
each state is required to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment 
every 5 years. The information and instructions for the preparation and 
submission of this application/annual report are contained in the Title 
V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: 
Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report.
    Likely Respondents: Per section 505(a) of Title V of the Social 
Security Act, the MCH Block Grant application/annual

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report must be developed by, or in consultation with, the state MCH 
Health agency.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the 
information requested. This estimate includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.
    In fiscal year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020, states will submit an 
application/annual report without the 5-year needs assessment summary 
for a total annual estimated burden of 7,080 hours. In FY 2021, states 
will submit an application/annual report with the 5-year needs 
assessment summary for a total estimated burden of 11,151 hours. As a 
result of the proposed revisions, average annual burden is projected to 
be reduced by approximately 700 hours.
    Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours:

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                                                     Number of                      Burden per
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       response  (in   Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses        hours)           hours
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Application and Annual Report                 59               1              59             120           7,080
 without 5-Year Needs Assessment
 Summary........................
Application and Annual Report                 59               1              59             189          11,151
 with 5-Year Needs Assessment
 Summary........................
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    Average Total Annual Burden.              59  ..............              59  ..............         * 8,437
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* Reflects the average of one Application/Annual Report with Needs Assessment Summary and two Application/Annual
  Reports without Needs Assessment Summary

    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

Jason E. Bennett,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2017-12003 Filed 6-8-17; 8:45 am]
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