Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Innovations (TDI) Project (New Collection), 46955-46956 [2018-20085]

Download as PDF 46955 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices Guide to convene focus groups of TANF participants experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, and use the Site Visit Discussion Guide for Staff at CoC/ Partner Organizations to interview representatives from relevant homelessness organization partners, including CoCs. Respondents: State, territory, and selected county TANF administrators; TANF agency staff who provide case management or services to address family homelessness; representatives from the local CoC, and as applicable, staff from other partner organizations that serve homeless families; TANF recipients experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument TANF Administrator Web Survey (State and County) ......... Site Visit Discussion Guide for TANF Staff ......................... Site Visit Discussion Guide for Staff at CoC/Partner Organizations ........................................................................... Site Visit Focus Group Guide .............................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83. 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: Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 206 50 69 17 1 1 .5 1.5 35 26 20 20 7 7 1 1 1.5 1.5 11 11 Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Emily B. Jabbour, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–20087 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Innovations (TDI) Project (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; ACF; HHS. ACTION: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposes to collect information as part of the TANF Data Innovations (TDI) project. TDI is an investment to expand the integration, analysis, and use of TANF data to improve program administration, payment integrity, and outcomes for participants. SUMMARY: TDI will start by assessing the needs and readiness of TANF agencies across the country to set up and operate data systems to support program improvement. A key goal of the needs assessment is to help categorize states’ readiness to effectively use data and produce evidence. Informed by this assessment and discussions with key stakeholders, TDI will support a broad learning collaborative of state agencies and other entities related to the TANF program, including a range of Technical Assistance (TA) options to help states improve their use of TANF and other program data. This information collection request will consist of a needs assessment survey to be completed by state TANF agency administrators and staff to gather detailed information about their capacities and needs. These data will help HHS to better understand the challenges and barriers states face in using data and research to inform program decision-making, and they will help the TDI team design future technical assistance activities for TANF agencies to address states’ challenges. Respondents: State TANF Administrators and TANF agency staff. We expect four respondents per state or territory. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total/annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Needs Assessment Survey ............................................................................. 216 2 0.25 108 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 108. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 46956 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices 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. 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. ADDRESSES: Authority: Sec. 413, Pub. L. 115–31. Emily B. Jabbour, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–20085 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Descriptive Study of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; ACF; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of a project to better understand the range of child welfare services and benefits provided through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. 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. ADDRESSES: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information collection activities to be submitted in the package include: 1. Survey of State Refugee Coordinators (SRCs) from the 15 states with URM programs. 2. Survey of URM Program Directors from all 22 URM programs. SUMMARY: 3. Survey of Private Custody Child Welfare Agency Administrators from nine states with private custody arrangements. 4. Interviews with URM Program Managers from six URM programs. 5. Interviews with URM Program Staff (e.g. case managers, data managers) from six URM programs. 6. Interviews with Child Welfare Agency Administrators who have contact with six URM programs. 7. Interviews with Community Partners including leadership and line staff from local organizations, such as health care and mental health care providers, legal aid organizations, and faith-based groups serving the URM population at six URM program sites. 8. Interviews with Community Partners in the field of education, such as school administrators and counselors, and organizations providing English language education and support at six URM program sites. 9. Focus Groups for URM Youth from six URM programs. 10. Focus Groups for URM Foster Families from six URM programs. Respondents: State Refugee Coordinators and supporting staff, URM Program Directors and supporting staff, Child Welfare Agency Administrators and supporting staff, URM program staff (case workers, data managers, and other staff), staff from community partner organizations (e.g. health and mental health service providers, education service providers, faith-based organizations), URM youth, and URM foster families. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total/annual number of respondents Instrument daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Survey of State Refugee Coordinators ............................................................ Survey of URM Program Directors .................................................................. Survey of Private Custody Child Welfare Agency Administrators ................... Interviews with URM Program Managers ........................................................ Interviews with URM Program Staff ................................................................ Interviews with Child Welfare Agency Administrators ..................................... Interviews with Community Partners [General] ............................................... Interviews with Community Partners [Education] ............................................ Focus Groups with URM Youth ....................................................................... Focus Groups with URM Foster Families ....................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 401. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 37.5 55 21 9 36 26 48 12 54 54 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. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 0.67 1 0.67 1.5 1.25 1 1 1 1.5 1.5 Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46955-46956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20085]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Innovations 
(TDI) Project (New Collection)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; ACF; HHS.

ACTION: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposes to collect 
information as part of the TANF Data Innovations (TDI) project. TDI is 
an investment to expand the integration, analysis, and use of TANF data 
to improve program administration, payment integrity, and outcomes for 
participants.
    TDI will start by assessing the needs and readiness of TANF 
agencies across the country to set up and operate data systems to 
support program improvement. A key goal of the needs assessment is to 
help categorize states' readiness to effectively use data and produce 
evidence. Informed by this assessment and discussions with key 
stakeholders, TDI will support a broad learning collaborative of state 
agencies and other entities related to the TANF program, including a 
range of Technical Assistance (TA) options to help states improve their 
use of TANF and other program data. This information collection request 
will consist of a needs assessment survey to be completed by state TANF 
agency administrators and staff to gather detailed information about 
their capacities and needs. These data will help HHS to better 
understand the challenges and barriers states face in using data and 
research to inform program decision-making, and they will help the TDI 
team design future technical assistance activities for TANF agencies to 
address states' challenges.
    Respondents: State TANF Administrators and TANF agency staff. We 
expect four respondents per state or territory.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                Total/annual      Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      number of      responses per      hours per      Annual burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Needs Assessment Survey.....................             216                2             0.25              108
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 108.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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.

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ADDRESSES: 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.
    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].

    Authority: Sec. 413, Pub. L. 115-31.

Emily B. Jabbour,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-20085 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-09-P