Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement, 45029-45030 [2017-20649]

Download as PDF 45029 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / Notices Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), seeks approval to collect information from home visiting program staff in programs receiving funding through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program as part of the Home Visiting Career Trajectories study. ACF is interested in collecting information about the state of the home visiting workforce, career trajectories of home visitors, and strategies for building a pipeline of qualified home visitors and supervisors. [FR Doc. 2017–20634 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–36–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Home Visiting Career Trajectories. OMB No.: New Collection. Through the proposed information collection, the researchers will obtain information about the characteristics, qualifications, and career trajectories of home visiting staff. The study will include a national survey of the MIECHV workforce, interviews with training and technical assistance experts, and site visits to home visiting programs in eight states that vary in terms of geography, population demographics, labor markets, and home visiting program offerings. Respondents: Home visiting program managers, supervisors, home visitors, and training and technical assistance experts. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total/annual number of respondents Instrument asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Home visitor and supervisor survey ................................................................ Program manager survey ................................................................................ Focus group moderator’s guide ....................................................................... Self-administered questionnaire for focus group participants ......................... Key informant interview guide—management and supervisory staff .............. Key informant interview guide—training and technical assistance experts .... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,510. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 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. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Sep 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 3,000 700 480 480 80 30 Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–20676 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–74–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB No.: 0970–0351] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement Description: A State Plan is required by 8 U.S.C. 1522 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) [Title IV, Sec. 412 of the Act] for each State agency requesting Federal funding for refugee resettlement under 8 U.S.C. 524 [Title IV, Sec. 414 of the Act], including Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance, Unaccompanied Minor Refugee Program, Refugee Social Services, and Targeted Assistance program funding. The State Plan is a comprehensive narrative description of the nature and scope of a States programs and provides assurances that the programs will be PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response 0.38 0.33 2 0.03 1.5 1.5 Annual burden hours 1,140 231 960 14 120 45 administered in conformity with the specific requirements stipulated in 45 CFR 400.4–400.9. The State Plan must include all applicable State procedures, designations, and certifications for each requirement as well as supporting documentation. The plan assures ORR that the State is capable of administering refugee assistance and coordinating employment and other social services for eligible caseloads in conformity with specific requirements. ORR proposes organizational and formatting changes to make the checklist more accessible to the user. Additionally, ORR proposes streamlining language to make the checklist easier to read. These proposed changes include technical corrections to regulatory citations. ORR proposes removing a number of requirements, including an assurance regarding the inclusion of refugee resettlement programs in pandemic influenza emergency plans and a basic description of providers conducting medical screening. ORR proposes to remove a requirement that all states describe a plan for the care, supervision of, and legal responsibility for, refugee children who become unaccompanied in the state. ORR also proposes to remove requirements specific to the Cuban/ Haitian entrants and replace them with an assurance that states will provide all ORR-eligible populations with the E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 45030 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / Notices benefits and services described in the State Plan. ORR proposes adding language to clarify the following requirements related to the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) program: State policy on education and training vouchers, medical coverage, the location of URM providers, monitoring procedures, the process for establishing legal responsibility, and information about sub-contractors. States must use a pre-print format for required components of State Plans for ORR-funded refugee resettlement services and benefits prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). States must submit by August 15 each year new or amended State Plan for the next Federal fiscal year. For previously approved plan, States must certify no later than October 31 each year that the approved State plan is current and continues in effect. Respondents: State Agencies, the District of Columbia, Replacement Designees under 45 CFR 400.301(c), and Wilson-Fish Grantees (State 2 Agencies) administering or supervising the administration of programs under Title IV of the Act. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Title IV State Plan ............................................................................................ 57 1 15 855 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 855. 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. Attention Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@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. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–20649 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–45–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Sep 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (ICR–Rev) (OMB Approval Number 0985–0004); Title III Supplemental Form to the Financial Status Report (SF–425) Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance as required under section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA). This 30-day notice requests comments on the information collection requirements related to the proposed revision of an existing data collection regarding the information collection requirements in the Title III Supplemental Form to the Financial Status Report for all ACL/AoA Title III Grantees. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by October 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information: by fax at 202.395.5806 or by email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jesse Moore at (202) 795–7578 or Jesse.Moore@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with Section 44 U.S.C. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3507, ACL has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. ACL is requesting approval for three years of an extension of the currently approved data collection with modifications. The Title III Supplemental Form to the Financial Status Report (SF–425) is used by ACL/AoA for all grantees to obtain a more detailed understanding of how projects funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, as amended, are being administered, and to ensure compliance with legislative requirements, pertinent Federal regulations and other applicable instructions and guidelines issued by the ACL. The level of data detail necessary is not available through the SF–425 form. The Supplemental Form provides necessary details on nonfederal required match, administration expenditures, Older Relative Caregivers expenditures, and Long Term Care Ombudsman expenditures. In addition to renewing OMB approval of this data collection, minor changes are being proposed to it to reflect changes in statutory language that occurred as a result of the 2016 reauthorization of the OAA. Specifically, the term ‘‘Grandparents Only’’ has been changed to ‘‘Older Relative Caregivers,’’ the new term in the OAA that describes this population of eligible service recipients. Similarly, the accompanying instructions for completing the Title III Supplemental Form to the Financial Status Report were also modified to include this same language. References in the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) have been updated addressing financial reporting requirements and non-substantive technical edits have been made to the instructions. E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[OMB No.: 0970-0351]


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Plan for Grants 
to States for Refugee Resettlement

    Description: A State Plan is required by 8 U.S.C. 1522 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) [Title IV, Sec. 412 of the 
Act] for each State agency requesting Federal funding for refugee 
resettlement under 8 U.S.C. 524 [Title IV, Sec. 414 of the Act], 
including Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance, Unaccompanied Minor 
Refugee Program, Refugee Social Services, and Targeted Assistance 
program funding. The State Plan is a comprehensive narrative 
description of the nature and scope of a States programs and provides 
assurances that the programs will be administered in conformity with 
the specific requirements stipulated in 45 CFR 400.4-400.9. The State 
Plan must include all applicable State procedures, designations, and 
certifications for each requirement as well as supporting 
documentation.
    The plan assures ORR that the State is capable of administering 
refugee assistance and coordinating employment and other social 
services for eligible caseloads in conformity with specific 
requirements. ORR proposes organizational and formatting changes to 
make the checklist more accessible to the user. Additionally, ORR 
proposes streamlining language to make the checklist easier to read. 
These proposed changes include technical corrections to regulatory 
citations. ORR proposes removing a number of requirements, including an 
assurance regarding the inclusion of refugee resettlement programs in 
pandemic influenza emergency plans and a basic description of providers 
conducting medical screening. ORR proposes to remove a requirement that 
all states describe a plan for the care, supervision of, and legal 
responsibility for, refugee children who become unaccompanied in the 
state. ORR also proposes to remove requirements specific to the Cuban/
Haitian entrants and replace them with an assurance that states will 
provide all ORR-eligible populations with the

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benefits and services described in the State Plan.
    ORR proposes adding language to clarify the following requirements 
related to the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) program: State policy 
on education and training vouchers, medical coverage, the location of 
URM providers, monitoring procedures, the process for establishing 
legal responsibility, and information about sub-contractors.
    States must use a pre-print format for required components of State 
Plans for ORR-funded refugee resettlement services and benefits 
prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
    States must submit by August 15 each year new or amended State Plan 
for the next Federal fiscal year. For previously approved plan, States 
must certify no later than October 31 each year that the approved State 
plan is current and continues in effect.
    Respondents: State Agencies, the District of Columbia, Replacement 
Designees under 45 CFR 400.301(c), and Wilson-Fish Grantees (State 2 
Agencies) administering or supervising the administration of programs 
under Title IV of the Act.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Title IV State Plan.........................              57                1               15              855
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 855.
    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. Attention 
Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection. Email address: 
infocollection@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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-20649 Filed 9-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-45-P