Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES), 7480-7481 [2018-03431]

Download as PDF 7480 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices about the survey results. Subsequent to the 60-day Federal Register notice (82 FR 51360), the collection instrument was revised to include pre-testing results. There has been a slight decrease in the burden hours. Form Number: CMS–10656 (OMB Control Number: 0938–NEW); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 819; Total Annual Responses: 838; Total Annual Hours: 380. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Israel Cross at 410–786–0619.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Hospice Conditions of Participation; Use: The Conditions of Participation and accompanying requirements are used by Federal or State surveyors as a basis for determining whether a hospice qualifies for approval or re-approval under Medicare. The healthcare industry and CMS believe that the availability to the hospice of the type of records and general content of records, which the final rule (72 FR 32088) specifies, is standard medical practice, and is necessary in order to ensure the wellbeing and safety of patients and professional treatment accountability. Form Number: CMS–10277 (OMB control number: 0938–1067); Frequency: Reporting and Recordkeeping—Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector (Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 4,473; Total Annual Responses: 19,769,931; Total Annual Hours: 6,074,745. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Mary Rossi-Coajou at 410–786–6051.) Dated: February 15, 2018. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2018–03518 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB NO.: 0970–0151] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES) Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). Similar to FACES 2014–2018, in 2019, two parallel studies will commence. Each study will provide data on a set of key indicators for Head Start programs. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start Regions I through X (which are geographically based); AI/AN (American Indian and Alaska Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds Head Start programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes). In fall 2019 and spring 2020, FACES will assess the school readiness skills of 2,400 Head Start children in Regions I–X (FACES 2019) and 800 children in Region XI (AI/AN FACES 2019), survey their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children’s social and emotional skills. This sample will be drawn from 60 programs in Regions I–X and 22 programs in Region XI. In spring 2020 classroom observations of sampled programs will occur. In Regions I–X, the number of programs will increase from the 60 that are used to collect data on children’s school readiness outcomes to 180 for the purpose of conducting observations in 720 Head Start classrooms. In Region XI, the program sample will remain at 22, and approximately 80 Head Start classroom observations will take place. Program director, center director, and teacher surveys will also be conducted in spring 2020 in Regions I–XI. In spring 2022, program level data collection will be repeated in Regions I–X only. FACES 2019 also features a ‘‘Core Plus’’ design, with the above activities reflecting the Core data, with the potential of ‘‘Plus’’ studies to inform emerging programmatic questions. If any Plus studies are conducted, they will be conducted within the Core sample. This notice is specific to the data collection activities needed to recruit Head Start programs and centers into FACES. A future notice will provide information about data collection for the study. A nationally representative sample of Head Start programs and centers from Regions I–X (FACES 2019) and a representative sample of Head Start programs and centers from Region XI (AI/AN FACES 2019) will be selected to participate in FACES 2019. From Regions I–X, the programs participating in the Core child-level data collection will be contacted and recruited for the study in spring 2019. In fall 2019, the remaining programs participating in classroom-level data collection will be contacted. All programs will be contacted a second time in fall 2021 to confirm their continued participation in the Core spring 2022 data collection. The programs from Region XI would be recruited a year before data collection (i.e., fall 2018) given the increased amount of time to recruit programs in tribal communities and to obtain tribal council and/or tribal leadership approval. The method of data collection for recruitment of all programs will include telephone conversations with program directors and on-site coordinators who serve as liaisons between the FACES study team and the Head Start centers. All of these calls will inform program staff about the purpose of the study and will gather lists of centers in each program in order to compile the center sampling frame. The purpose of this data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L.110–134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. Respondents: Head Start Program Directors and Staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Instrument Telephone script and recruitment information collection for program directors, Regions I–X ....................................... Telephone script and recruitment information collection for program directors, Region XI ........................................... Telephone script and recruitment information collection for on-site coordinators, Regions I–X .................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 230 2 1 154 30 10 1 1 10 230 Fmt 4703 77 77 2 .75 116 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 7481 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Instrument Telephone script and recruitment information collection for on-site coordinators, Regions XI ...................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 288. Additional Information: 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, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ 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. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03431 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–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: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Quarterly Data Collection, OMB Number: 0906–0016— Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Annual number of respondents 30 10 of 1995, 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 should be received no later than April 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, 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. Information Collection Request Title: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Quarterly Data Collection, OMB Number: 0906–0016—Revision. Abstract: This clearance request is for continued approval of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Quarterly Data Collection. The MIECHV Program, administered by HRSA in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services during pregnancy and to parents with young children up to kindergarten entry. States, certain non-profit organizations, and Tribal entities are eligible to receive funding from the MIECHV Program and have the flexibility to tailor the program to serve the specific needs of their communities. HRSA is revising the data collection forms for the MIECHV Program by making the following changes: • Form 4, Due date: Revise the due date to be 15 days after the end of each reporting period. • Form 4, Section A: Renumber all tables. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response .75 Annual burden hours 8 • Form 4, Table A.2: Revise the columns to reflect counties served, communities served, and number of families served by zip code. • Form 4, Table A.4: Expand to include a measure of staff retention. • Form 4, Section A—Notes: Revise to include page-specific notes. • Form 4, Definition of Key Terms: Update definitions for Tables A.1, A.2, A.3, and A.4. • Form 4, Section B: Delete. HRSA is also requesting an extension of this information collection request through November 30, 2021. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA uses quarterly performance information to demonstrate program accountability and continuously monitor and provide oversight to MIECHV Program awardees. The information is also used to provide quality improvement guidance and technical assistance to awardees and help inform the development of early childhood systems at the national, state, and local level. HRSA is seeking to revise service utilization, place-based services, and staffing indicators for home visiting programs. This notice is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, information can be collected in a timely manner. Likely Respondents: MIECHV Program State/Territory awardees (n = 56) and MIECHV Program Tribal awardees (n = 25). Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This 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. E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7480-7481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03431]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[OMB NO.: 0970-0151]


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Head Start Child and 
Family Experiences Survey (FACES)

    Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation 
(OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a 
new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 
(FACES). Similar to FACES 2014-2018, in 2019, two parallel studies will 
commence. Each study will provide data on a set of key indicators for 
Head Start programs. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start Regions I through 
X (which are geographically based); AI/AN (American Indian and Alaska 
Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds Head Start 
programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and Alaska 
Native tribes). In fall 2019 and spring 2020, FACES will assess the 
school readiness skills of 2,400 Head Start children in Regions I-X 
(FACES 2019) and 800 children in Region XI (AI/AN FACES 2019), survey 
their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children's 
social and emotional skills. This sample will be drawn from 60 programs 
in Regions I-X and 22 programs in Region XI. In spring 2020 classroom 
observations of sampled programs will occur. In Regions I-X, the number 
of programs will increase from the 60 that are used to collect data on 
children's school readiness outcomes to 180 for the purpose of 
conducting observations in 720 Head Start classrooms. In Region XI, the 
program sample will remain at 22, and approximately 80 Head Start 
classroom observations will take place. Program director, center 
director, and teacher surveys will also be conducted in spring 2020 in 
Regions I-XI. In spring 2022, program level data collection will be 
repeated in Regions I-X only. FACES 2019 also features a ``Core Plus'' 
design, with the above activities reflecting the Core data, with the 
potential of ``Plus'' studies to inform emerging programmatic 
questions. If any Plus studies are conducted, they will be conducted 
within the Core sample.
    This notice is specific to the data collection activities needed to 
recruit Head Start programs and centers into FACES. A future notice 
will provide information about data collection for the study. A 
nationally representative sample of Head Start programs and centers 
from Regions I-X (FACES 2019) and a representative sample of Head Start 
programs and centers from Region XI (AI/AN FACES 2019) will be selected 
to participate in FACES 2019. From Regions I-X, the programs 
participating in the Core child-level data collection will be contacted 
and recruited for the study in spring 2019. In fall 2019, the remaining 
programs participating in classroom-level data collection will be 
contacted. All programs will be contacted a second time in fall 2021 to 
confirm their continued participation in the Core spring 2022 data 
collection. The programs from Region XI would be recruited a year 
before data collection (i.e., fall 2018) given the increased amount of 
time to recruit programs in tribal communities and to obtain tribal 
council and/or tribal leadership approval.
    The method of data collection for recruitment of all programs will 
include telephone conversations with program directors and on-site 
coordinators who serve as liaisons between the FACES study team and the 
Head Start centers. All of these calls will inform program staff about 
the purpose of the study and will gather lists of centers in each 
program in order to compile the center sampling frame. The purpose of 
this data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head 
Start program (Pub. L.110-134), which calls for periodic assessments of 
Head Start's quality and effectiveness.
    Respondents: Head Start Program Directors and Staff.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Telephone script and recruitment             230              77               2               1             154
 information collection for
 program directors, Regions I-X.
Telephone script and recruitment              30              10               1               1              10
 information collection for
 program directors, Region XI...
Telephone script and recruitment             230              77               2             .75             116
 information collection for on-
 site coordinators, Regions I-X.

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Telephone script and recruitment              30              10               1             .75               8
 information collection for on-
 site coordinators, Regions XI..
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 288.
    Additional Information: 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, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: [email protected].
    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: 
[email protected], Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-03431 Filed 2-20-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-22-P