Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 46954-46955 [2018-20087]

Download as PDF 46954 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices preservation order may be retained longer (i.e., until notification is received from the Department of Justice). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: CMS has safeguards in place to prevent records from being accessed by unauthorized persons and monitors authorized users to ensure against excessive or unauthorized use. 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The request should include any supporting documentation to show how the record is inaccurate, incomplete, untimely, or irrelevant. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: Individuals wishing to know if this system contains records about them should write to the System Manager indicated above and follow the same instructions under Record Access Procedures. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS), System No. 09–07–0541 last published in full at 71 FR 65527 (Nov. 8, 2006), as amended 78 FR 32257 (May 29, 2013), and updated 83 FR 6591 (Feb. 14, 2018). DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: How TANF Agencies Support Families Experiencing Homelessness. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is conducting the, ‘‘How TANF Agencies Support Families Experiencing Homelessness,’’ project through a contract with Abt Associates in partnership with MEF Associates. This project will assist HHS in understanding the extent to which TANF agencies across the country are using TANF funds to serve and support families experiencing or are at-risk of homelessness. It also will document the approaches and strategies used by TANF agencies to serve these families. We are seeking OMB approval for four elements of the study: (1) The TANF Administrator Web Survey (tailored for both state and county respondents), (2) a Site Visit Discussion Guide for TANF staff, (3) a Site Visit Discussion Guide for Staff at Continuums of Care (CoC)/ Partner Organizations, and (4) a Site Visit Focus Group Guide. TANF Administrator Web Survey. We will administer an online survey to all state and territory TANF administrators as well as a selection of three county TANF administrators from each state. The survey will collect information about the agencies’ overall approaches toward addressing family homelessness and the extent to which TANF funds, assessments, tools, additional services, and partners are used in these efforts. Discussion protocols during site visits to TANF agencies. The study team will visit five purposefully selected TANF agencies. During these two-day visits, the project staff will use the Site Visit Discussion Guide for TANF Staff to conduct interviews with TANF office staff, use the Site Visit Focus Group E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: How TANF Agencies Support Families Experiencing 
Homelessness.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation 
(OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is conducting the, ``How 
TANF Agencies Support Families Experiencing Homelessness,'' project 
through a contract with Abt Associates in partnership with MEF 
Associates. This project will assist HHS in understanding the extent to 
which TANF agencies across the country are using TANF funds to serve 
and support families experiencing or are at-risk of homelessness. It 
also will document the approaches and strategies used by TANF agencies 
to serve these families. We are seeking OMB approval for four elements 
of the study: (1) The TANF Administrator Web Survey (tailored for both 
state and county respondents), (2) a Site Visit Discussion Guide for 
TANF staff, (3) a Site Visit Discussion Guide for Staff at Continuums 
of Care (CoC)/Partner Organizations, and (4) a Site Visit Focus Group 
Guide.
    TANF Administrator Web Survey. We will administer an online survey 
to all state and territory TANF administrators as well as a selection 
of three county TANF administrators from each state. The survey will 
collect information about the agencies' overall approaches toward 
addressing family homelessness and the extent to which TANF funds, 
assessments, tools, additional services, and partners are used in these 
efforts.
    Discussion protocols during site visits to TANF agencies. The study 
team will visit five purposefully selected TANF agencies. During these 
two-day visits, the project staff will use the Site Visit Discussion 
Guide for TANF Staff to conduct interviews with TANF office staff, use 
the Site Visit Focus Group

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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
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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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TANF Administrator Web Survey                206              69               1              .5              35
 (State and County).............
Site Visit Discussion Guide for               50              17               1             1.5              26
 TANF Staff.....................
Site Visit Discussion Guide for               20               7               1             1.5              11
 Staff at CoC/Partner
 Organizations..................
Site Visit Focus Group Guide....              20               7               1             1.5              11
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    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: [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.

Emily B. Jabbour,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-20087 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-09-P