Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 381-382 [2017-28374]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 3, 2018 / Notices Dated: December 20, 2017. Giancarlo Brizzi, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–28394 Filed 1–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–6075–CN] RIN 0938–ZB44 Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2018; Correction Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: This document corrects technical errors in the December 4, 2017 Federal Register notice titled ‘‘Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2018’’. DATES: Effective Date: This correction notice takes effect on January 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Singer, (410) 786–0365. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Background and Summary of Errors In FR Doc. 2017–25972, which appeared in the December 4, 2017 Federal Register (82 FR 57273) titled ‘‘Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2018’’, there were several technical and typographical errors that are identified and corrected in the Correction of Errors section of this document. On page 57274, in our discussion regarding Medicare estimates for calendar year (CY) 2018, we erroneously listed the number of ‘‘newly enrolled institutional providers’’ as ‘‘3,800’’. Given this error, we are also correcting the errors in several calculations/ equations that included the erroneous figure (that is, 3,800). We are also correcting a typographical error. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Jan 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 II. Correction of Errors In FR Doc. 2017–25972 of December 4, 2017 (82 FR 57273), make the following corrections: 1. On page 57274, a. Second column, last bulleted paragraph, line 1, the phrase ‘‘3,800 newly enrolling institutional providers’’ is corrected to read ‘‘10,700 newly enrolling institutional providers’’. b. Third column— (1) First bulleted paragraph, line 1, the figure ‘‘7.500’’ is corrected to read 7,500’’. (2) Second full paragraph— (a) Line 1, the phrase ‘‘Using a figure of 11,300 (3,800 newly enrolling’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Using a figure of 18,200 (10,700 newly enrolling’’. (b) Line 6, the phrase ‘‘$101,700 (or 11,300 × $9’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$163,800 (or 18,200 × $9’’. (3) Fourth full paragraph, line 6, the phrase ‘‘be $371,700 ($270,000 + $101,700)’’ is corrected to read ‘‘be $433,800 ($270,000 + $163,800)’’. Dated: December 27, 2017. Wilma Robinson, Deputy Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2017–28412 Filed 12–29–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Evaluation of the Family Unification Program. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing an information collection activity to assess the impact, through rigorous evaluation, of participation in the Family Unification Program (FUP) on child welfare involvement and child maltreatment. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and administers FUP. Through the program, vouchers are provided to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in (a) the imminent placement of the family’s child, or children, in out-of-home care or (b) the delay in the discharge of the PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 381 child, or children, to the family from out-of-home-care. The program aims to prevent children’s placement in out-ofhome care, promote family reunification for children placed in out-of-home care, and decrease new reports of abuse and neglect. Vouchers may also be provided to youth transitioning from foster care who do not have adequate housing, although this population is not the focus of this evaluation. The evaluation will contribute to understanding the effects of FUP on project participants’ child welfare involvement. The evaluation will be conducted in approximately ten sites, with random assignment of FUP-eligible families to program and control groups. The evaluation consists of both an impact study and an implementation study. Data collection for the impact study will be exclusively through administrative data. Data collection for the implementation study will be through site visits and collection of program data. Data collection activities will span 3 years. Implementation study data collection will occur at three points in time: (1) Prior to the implementation (‘‘preliminary’’), (2) 6–9 months into the implementation (‘‘first’’), and (3) 18–21 months into implementation (‘‘followup’’) time periods. Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with agency/organization management (preliminary, first) and FUP management (first, follow-up), and focus groups will be conducted with front-line staff (first, follow-up). Program data, including a referral form and questionnaires regarding housing assistance and other services, will be collected through forms completed by frontline staff. FUP management staff will also complete an online randomization tool and a form (‘‘dashboard’’) to facilitate monitoring of the evaluation. This evaluation is part of a larger project to help ACF build the evidence base in child welfare through rigorous evaluation of programs, practices, and policies. It will also contribute to HUD’s understanding of how housing can serve as a platform for improving quality of life. Respondents: Public housing authority staff, public child welfare agency staff, and other service provider staff. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 382 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 3, 2018 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Guide for Recruitment with PHA and PCWA Administrators .................................................................................... Guide to Develop an Evaluation Plan for PCWA FUP Management ..................................................................... Guide to Develop an Evaluation Plan for PHA FUP Management ............................................................................ Guide for Implementation Study for PCWA Management .. Guide for Implementation Study for PHA Management ...... Guide for Implementation Study for Referral Provider Administrators ....................................................................... Guide for Implementation Study with PCWA FUP Management (First) ....................................................................... Guide for Implementation Study for PHA FUP Management .................................................................................. Guide for Implementation Study Focus Groups with Frontline Workers ..................................................................... Guide for Implementation Study Focus Groups with PHA Frontline Workers ............................................................. Guide for Implementation Study for PCWA FUP Management (Follow Up) .............................................................. Guide for Implementation Study for Service Provider Management ............................................................................ Referral Form ....................................................................... Randomization Tool ............................................................. Housing Assistance Questionnaire ...................................... Ongoing Services Questionnaire ......................................... Dashboard ............................................................................ Administrative Data List ....................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 460. 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 St 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Jan 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 Number of responses per respondent Annual number of respondents 7 1 1.00 7 10 4 1 1.00 4 10 10 10 4 4 4 1 1 1 1.00 1.00 1.00 4 4 4 4 2 1 1.00 2 10 4 1 1.00 4 10 4 1 1.00 4 320 107 1 1.50 161 30 10 1 1.50 15 10 4 1 1.00 4 8 200 10 200 200 20 30 3 67 4 67 67 7 10 1 6 106 3 3 27 2 1.00 0.17 0.02 0.09 0.09 0.17 5.00 3 68 8 18 18 32 100 Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–28374 Filed 1–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–25–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Study of We Grow Together: The Q–CCIIT Professional Development System. OMB No.: New Collection Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct a field test of We Grow Together, a system of professional development supports including webbased resources and exercises to be used by caregivers/teachers, with the help of professional development providers, to Frm 00041 Annual burden hours 20 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. PO 00000 Average burden hour per response Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 improve the quality of infant and toddler care. The study team has developed We Grow Together: The Q– CCIIT Professional Development System based on the research literature to support caregiver-child interactions in care settings serving infants and toddlers. This field test is designed to (1) examine changes associated with use of the We Grow Together system and (2) examine implementation and participant experiences with the We Grow Together system. As a secondary goal, ACF will also further evaluate the properties of the Q–CCIIT observational measure. Ultimately, findings from the field test will provide information about the experiences of professional development providers (PD providers) and caregivers with the We Grow Together system so that ACF can improve the system to make the resources as accessible as possible for infant-toddler caregivers. Prior to using the We Grow Together system, PD providers will complete a web-based training survey and all participants will complete a web-based background survey. Periodically during the field test, website users will be asked at log-on to respond to a series of web-based questions. After system implementation, participants will complete a web-based feedback survey. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Evaluation of the Family Unification Program.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
proposing an information collection activity to assess the impact, 
through rigorous evaluation, of participation in the Family Unification 
Program (FUP) on child welfare involvement and child maltreatment. The 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and administers 
FUP. Through the program, vouchers are provided to families for whom 
the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in (a) the imminent 
placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care or 
(b) the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family 
from out-of-home-care. The program aims to prevent children's placement 
in out-of-home care, promote family reunification for children placed 
in out-of-home care, and decrease new reports of abuse and neglect. 
Vouchers may also be provided to youth transitioning from foster care 
who do not have adequate housing, although this population is not the 
focus of this evaluation.
    The evaluation will contribute to understanding the effects of FUP 
on project participants' child welfare involvement. The evaluation will 
be conducted in approximately ten sites, with random assignment of FUP-
eligible families to program and control groups. The evaluation 
consists of both an impact study and an implementation study. Data 
collection for the impact study will be exclusively through 
administrative data. Data collection for the implementation study will 
be through site visits and collection of program data. Data collection 
activities will span 3 years.
    Implementation study data collection will occur at three points in 
time: (1) Prior to the implementation (``preliminary''), (2) 6-9 months 
into the implementation (``first''), and (3) 18-21 months into 
implementation (``follow-up'') time periods. Semi-structured interviews 
will be conducted with agency/organization management (preliminary, 
first) and FUP management (first, follow-up), and focus groups will be 
conducted with front-line staff (first, follow-up). Program data, 
including a referral form and questionnaires regarding housing 
assistance and other services, will be collected through forms 
completed by frontline staff. FUP management staff will also complete 
an online randomization tool and a form (``dashboard'') to facilitate 
monitoring of the evaluation.
    This evaluation is part of a larger project to help ACF build the 
evidence base in child welfare through rigorous evaluation of programs, 
practices, and policies. It will also contribute to HUD's understanding 
of how housing can serve as a platform for improving quality of life.
    Respondents: Public housing authority staff, public child welfare 
agency staff, and other service provider staff.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                                   Total number    Annual number  responses  per     hour per     Annual  burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Guide for Recruitment with PHA                20               7               1            1.00               7
 and PCWA Administrators........
Guide to Develop an Evaluation                10               4               1            1.00               4
 Plan for PCWA FUP Management...
Guide to Develop an Evaluation                10               4               1            1.00               4
 Plan for PHA FUP Management....
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 for PCWA Management............
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 for PHA Management.............
Guide for Implementation Study                 4               2               1            1.00               2
 for Referral Provider
 Administrators.................
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 with PCWA FUP Management
 (First)........................
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 for PHA FUP Management.........
Guide for Implementation Study               320             107               1            1.50             161
 Focus Groups with Frontline
 Workers........................
Guide for Implementation Study                30              10               1            1.50              15
 Focus Groups with PHA Frontline
 Workers........................
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 for PCWA FUP Management (Follow
 Up)............................
Guide for Implementation Study                 8               3               1            1.00               3
 for Service Provider Management
Referral Form...................             200              67               6            0.17              68
Randomization Tool..............              10               4             106            0.02               8
Housing Assistance Questionnaire             200              67               3            0.09              18
Ongoing Services Questionnaire..             200              67               3            0.09              18
Dashboard.......................              20               7              27            0.17              32
Administrative Data List........              30              10               2            5.00             100
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 460.
    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 St SW, Washington, DC 20201, 
Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
[email protected]. 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-28374 Filed 1-2-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-25-P