Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums and Museums for America Program Notice of Funding Opportunity, 57623-57624 [2017-26305]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. Dated: December 1, 2017. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26264 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Current Actions The National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG–L) support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by enhancing the training and professional development of librarians, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians. This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the next three years. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: 2019–2021 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries/Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. OMB Number: 3137–0091. Frequency: Twice per year. Affected Public: Library organization applicants. Number of Respondents: 477. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 45 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 21,465 hours. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual costs: $595,224.45. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019–2021 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums and Museums for America Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to offer two grant programs targeted to the needs of museums nationwide, aligned to the updated IMLS Strategic Framework for 2019– 2021, National Leadership Grants for Museums and Museums for America Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before February 2, 2018. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57623 functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions The goals of National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums are to support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. Museums, institutions of higher E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 57624 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices education, and certain nonprofits who support museum operations or wellbeing are eligible to apply under this grant program. The goal of Museums for America (MFA) grants is to support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. The program supports museums by investing in high-priority activities that are clearly linked to an institution’s strategic plan and enhance its value to its community. This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the next three years. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: 2019–2021 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums/ Museums for America Notice of Funding Opportunity. OMB Number: 3137–0094. Frequency: Twice per year. Affected Public: Museum organization applicants. Number of Respondents: 630. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 45 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 28,350 hours. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual costs: $643,828.50. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Dated: December 1, 2017. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26305 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019–2021 IMLS Museum Grants for African American Culture Program and Native American Native Hawaiian Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre- SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to offer two grant programs targeted to the needs of museums nationwide, aligned to the updated IMLS Strategic Framework for 2019– 2021, IMLS Museum Grants for African American Culture Program/Native American Native Hawaiian Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before February 2, 2018. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions The goals of Museums Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) are to support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums. The goal of Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grants is to support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. They are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship. This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the next three years. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: 2019–2021 IMLS Museum Grants for African American Culture Program/Native American Native Hawaiian Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. OMB Number: 3137–0095. Frequency: Twice per year. Affected Public: Museum organization applicants. Number of Respondents: 75. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 35 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2625 hours. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual costs: $59,613.75. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57623-57624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26305]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 
IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums and Museums for America 
Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
for the Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general 
public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed 
and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps 
to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By 
this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to offer two 
grant programs targeted to the needs of museums nationwide, aligned to 
the updated IMLS Strategic Framework for 2019-2021, National Leadership 
Grants for Museums and Museums for America Program.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before February 2, 2018.
    IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency 
to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity 
of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of 
the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant 
Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Webb can be 
reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718 Fax: 202-653-4608, or by email at 
swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing 
difficulty at 202-653-4614.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, 
Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 
L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. 
Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718 Fax: 202-653-4608, or by 
email at swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with 
hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source 
of federal support for the nation's approximately 120,000 libraries and 
35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire 
libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and 
cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, 
and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that 
make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn 
more, visit www.imls.gov.

II. Current Actions

    The goals of National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums are to 
support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and 
that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that 
museums can improve services for the American public. Museums, 
institutions of higher

[[Page 57624]]

education, and certain nonprofits who support museum operations or 
well-being are eligible to apply under this grant program.
    The goal of Museums for America (MFA) grants is to support projects 
that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its 
public. The program supports museums by investing in high-priority 
activities that are clearly linked to an institution's strategic plan 
and enhance its value to its community. This action is to renew the 
forms and instructions for the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the 
next three years.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: 2019-2021 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums/
Museums for America Notice of Funding Opportunity.
    OMB Number: 3137-0094.
    Frequency: Twice per year.
    Affected Public: Museum organization applicants.
    Number of Respondents: 630.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 45 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 28,350 hours.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a.
    Total Annual costs: $643,828.50.
    Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Dated: December 1, 2017.
Kim Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-26305 Filed 12-5-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7036-01-P