Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 32128-32129 [2018-14792]

Download as PDF 32128 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices Jeffrey M. Zirger, Acting Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–14797 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; 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-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 (‘‘first site visit’’), (2) 6–9 months into the implementation (‘‘second site visit’’, and (3) 18–21 months into implementation (‘‘third site visit’’). Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with agency/organization management (first and second site visits) and FUP management (second and third site visits), and focus groups will be conducted with front-line staff (second and third site visits). In addition, semi-structured interviews will be conducted with parents (second and third site visits). Program data, collected using a housing status form, a referral form and questionnaires about housing assistance and other services, will be completed by frontline staff. FUP management staff will 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, Continuums of Care (CoC) staff, other service provider staff, and the parent of families housed using FUP vouchers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Total number of respondents 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 CoC Management ...... Guide for Implementation Study for Referral Provider Administrators ....................................................................... Guide for Implementation Study with PCWA FUP Management (Second) .................................................................. Guide for Implementation Study for PHA FUP Management .................................................................................. Guide for Implementation Study Focus Groups with PHA Frontline Workers ............................................................. Guide for Implementation Study for Parents (Second, Third) ................................................................................ Guide for Implementation Study Focus Groups with Frontline Workers ..................................................................... Guide for Implementation Study for PCWA FUP Management (Third) ...................................................................... Guide for Implementation Study for Service Provider Management ............................................................................ Housing Status Form ........................................................... Referral Form ....................................................................... Randomization Tool ............................................................. Housing Assistance Questionnaire ...................................... Ongoing Services Questionnaire ......................................... Dashboard ............................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Jul 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Annual burden hours 30 1 1.00 10 10 4 1 1.00 4 10 10 10 10 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 4 4 4 4 14 5 1 1.00 5 10 4 1 1.00 4 10 4 1 1.00 4 30 10 1 1.50 15 120 40 1 1.50 60 440 147 1 1.50 221 10 4 1 1.00 4 18 616 200 10 200 200 20 Fmt 4703 10 6 206 67 4 67 67 7 1 31 6 106 3 3 27 1.00 0.04 0.17 0.02 0.09 0.09 0.17 6 255 68 9 18 18 32 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 32129 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Administrative Data List ....................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 849. 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 B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–14792 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–25–P Annual number of respondents 30 Number of responses per respondent 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review: Updates to Approved Information Collection Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; ACF; HHS. ACTION: Public comment request. AGENCY: Title: Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Other LowIncome Populations (0970–0506). SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing an increase in the number of sites for data collection activities to be conducted as part of the Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Other Low-Income Populations. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs approved this information collection in March 2018 (0970–0506). As approved, we planned to include three employment programs. We have since identified three additional employment programs to include in the study. This Notice provides the opportunity for public comment on the addition of three sites. This study will provide an opportunity to learn more about the potential of coaching to help clients achieve self-sufficiency and other desired employment-related outcomes. The programs included in the study are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies and other public or private employment programs that serve low-income individuals. 2 Average burden hour per response 5.00 Annual burden hours 100 Selected sites include a robust coaching component and have the capacity to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation, among other criteria. This study will provide information on whether coaching helps people obtain and retain jobs, advance in their careers, move toward self-sufficiency, and improve their overall well-being. To meet these objectives, this study includes an impact and implementation study. The impact study involves participants being randomly assigned to either a ‘‘program group,’’ who will be paired with a coach, or to a ‘‘control group,’’ who will not be paired with a coach. The effectiveness of the coaching will be determined by differences between members of the program and control groups in outcomes such as obtaining and retaining employment, earnings, measures of self-sufficiency, and measures of self-regulation. The implementation study will document coaching practices, describe lessons learned from implementing coaching, and enhance interpretation of the impact study findings. The proposed information collection activities have not changed since OMB/ OIRA approval. The only change to this information collection is to add three additional sites. Respondents: Program staff and individuals enrolled in the Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Other Low-Income Populations. Program staff may include coaches, case managers, workshop instructors, job developers, supervisors, and managers. All participants will be able to opt out of participating in the data collection activities. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Original request: Total number of respondents daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Instrument Updated request: Total number of respondents Updated request: Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent 6,000 60 2,400 66 48 24 30 27 6,000 60 4,800 132 96 48 60 54 2,000 20 1,600 44 32 16 20 18 1 100 1 1 1 1 5,200 10 Baseline data collection—study participants ..................................................... Baseline data collection—staff ................. First follow-up survey ............................... Semi-structured staff interviews ............... Staff survey .............................................. In-depth participant interviews ................. Staff reports of program service receipt .. Video recordings of coaching sessions ... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Jul 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Average burden hours per response .33 .33 1 1.5 .75 2.5 .03 .1 Updated request: Annual burden hours 660 660 1,600 66 24 40 3,120 18

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; 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 (``first site visit''), (2) 6-9 
months into the implementation (``second site visit'', and (3) 18-21 
months into implementation (``third site visit''). Semi-structured 
interviews will be conducted with agency/organization management (first 
and second site visits) and FUP management (second and third site 
visits), and focus groups will be conducted with front-line staff 
(second and third site visits). In addition, semi-structured interviews 
will be conducted with parents (second and third site visits). Program 
data, collected using a housing status form, a referral form and 
questionnaires about housing assistance and other services, will be 
completed by frontline staff. FUP management staff will 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, Continuums of Care (CoC) staff, other service provider 
staff, and the parent of families housed using FUP vouchers.

                                             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                30              10               1            1.00              10
 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                10               4               1            1.00               4
 for CoC Management.............
Guide for Implementation Study                14               5               1            1.00               5
 for Referral Provider
 Administrators.................
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 with PCWA FUP Management
 (Second).......................
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 for PHA FUP Management.........
Guide for Implementation Study                30              10               1            1.50              15
 Focus Groups with PHA Frontline
 Workers........................
Guide for Implementation Study               120              40               1            1.50              60
 for Parents (Second, Third)....
Guide for Implementation Study               440             147               1            1.50             221
 Focus Groups with Frontline
 Workers........................
Guide for Implementation Study                10               4               1            1.00               4
 for PCWA FUP Management (Third)
Guide for Implementation Study                18               6               1            1.00               6
 for Service Provider Management
Housing Status Form.............             616             206              31            0.04             255
Referral Form...................             200              67               6            0.17              68
Randomization Tool..............              10               4             106            0.02               9
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

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Administrative Data List........              30              10               2            5.00             100
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 849.
    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 B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-14792 Filed 7-10-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-25-P