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[FR Doc. 2018–25922 Filed 11–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: Title: Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations—Second Follow-Up Survey (OMB #0970–0506) SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing an additional data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs approved this information collection in March 2018 (0970–0506). ACF is proposing a second follow-up survey conducted as part of the evaluation. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a PO 00000 Frm 00013 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. 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: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. It will take place over five years in the following employment programs: MyGoals for Employment Success in Baltimore, MyGoals for Employment Success in Houston, Family Development and SelfSufficiency program in Iowa, LIFT in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles; Work Success in Utah; and Goal4 It! in Jefferson County, Colorado. Together, these programs will include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies and other public or private employment programs that serve low-income individuals. Each site will have a robust coaching component and the capacity to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation. 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, as approved by OMB. This submission builds on the existing impact study, which randomly assigned participants to either a ‘‘program group,’’ who were paired with a coach, or to a ‘‘control group,’’ who were not 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, E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 28, 2018 / Notices measures of self-sufficiency, and measures of self-regulation. The proposed information collection activity is a second follow-up survey, which will be available to participants approximately 21 months after random assignment. The second follow-up survey will provide rigorous evidence on whether the coaching interventions are effective, for whom, and under what circumstances. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations. All 61157 participants will be able to opt out of participating in the data collection activities. Annual Burden Estimates: Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Second follow-up survey ...................................................... 4,800 1,600 1 1 1,600 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600. Authority: Section 413 of the Social Security Act, as amended by the FY 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub. L. 115–31). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–25512 Filed 11–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures; Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons for October 1, 2019 Through September 30, 2020 Office of the Secretary, DHHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The percentages listed in Table 1 will be effective for each of the four quarter-year periods beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rose Chu, Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 447D—Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201, (202) 690–6870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP), Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (eFMAP), and disaster-recovery FMAP adjustments for Fiscal Year 2020 have been calculated pursuant to the Social Security Act (the Act). These percentages will be effective from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. This notice announces the calculated FMAP rates, in accordance with sections 1101(a)(8) and 1905(b) of the Act, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will use in determining the amount of federal matching for state medical assistance (Medicaid), DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Nov 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Contingency Funds, Child Support Enforcement collections, Child Care Mandatory and Matching Funds of the Child Care and Development Fund, Title IV–E Foster Care Maintenance payments, Adoption Assistance payments and Kinship Guardianship Assistance payments, and the eFMAP rates for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expenditures. Table 1 gives figures for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This notice reminds states of adjustments available for states meeting requirements for disproportionate employer pension or insurance fund contributions and adjustments for disaster recovery. At this time, no state qualifies for such adjustments, and territories are not eligible. This notice also contains the increased eFMAPs for CHIP as authorized under section 2705(b) of the Act, as amended by the HEALTHY KIDS Act of 2017, for fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020). Programs under title XIX of the Act exist in each jurisdiction. Programs under titles I, X, and XIV operate only in Guam and the Virgin Islands. The percentages in this notice apply to state expenditures for most medical assistance and child health assistance, and assistance payments for certain social services. The Act provides separately for federal matching of administrative costs. Sections 1905(b) and 1101(a)(8)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act) require the Secretary of HHS to publish the FMAP rates each year. The Secretary calculates the percentages, using formulas in sections 1905(b) and 1101(a)(8), and calculations by the Department of Commerce of average income per person in each state and for the United States (meaning, for this purpose, the fifty states and the District PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Columbia). The percentages must fall within the upper and lower limits specified in section 1905(b) of the Act. The percentages for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands are specified in statute, and thus are not based on the statutory formula that determines the percentages for the 50 states. Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Section 1905(b) of the Act specifies the formula for calculating FMAPs as follows: ‘‘Federal medical assistance percentage’’ for any state shall be 100 per centum less the state percentage; and the state percentage shall be that percentage which bears the same ratio to 45 per centum as the square of the per capita income of such state bears to the square of the per capita income of the continental United States (including Alaska) and Hawaii; except that (1) the Federal medical assistance percentage shall in no case be less than 50 per centum or more than 83 per centum . . . . Section 1905(b) further specifies that the FMAP for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa shall be 55 percent. Section 4725(b) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 amended section 1905(b) to provide that the FMAP for the District of Columbia, for purposes of titles XIX and XXI, shall be 70 percent. For the District of Columbia, we note under Table 1 that other rates may apply in certain other programs. In addition, we note the rate that applies for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in certain other programs pursuant to section 1118 of the Act. The rates for the States, District of Columbia and the territories are displayed in Table 1, Column 1. Section 1905(y) of the Act, as added by section 2001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (‘‘Affordable Care Act’’), provides for a significant increase in the FMAP for E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration 
for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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    Title: Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related 
Populations--Second Follow-Up Survey (OMB #0970-0506)
SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
proposing an additional data collection activity as part of the 
Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations. The 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs approved this information collection in March 2018 
(0970-0506). ACF is proposing a second follow-up survey conducted as 
part of the evaluation.

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.

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].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. It will 
take place over five years in the following employment programs: 
MyGoals for Employment Success in Baltimore, MyGoals for Employment 
Success in Houston, Family Development and Self-Sufficiency program in 
Iowa, LIFT in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles; Work Success in 
Utah; and Goal4 It! in Jefferson County, Colorado. Together, these 
programs will include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 
agencies and other public or private employment programs that serve 
low-income individuals. Each site will have a robust coaching component 
and the capacity to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation. 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, as approved by OMB.
    This submission builds on the existing impact study, which randomly 
assigned participants to either a ``program group,'' who were paired 
with a coach, or to a ``control group,'' who were not 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,

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measures of self-sufficiency, and measures of self-regulation.
    The proposed information collection activity is a second follow-up 
survey, which will be available to participants approximately 21 months 
after random assignment. The second follow-up survey will provide 
rigorous evidence on whether the coaching interventions are effective, 
for whom, and under what circumstances.
    Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the Evaluation of Employment 
Coaching for TANF and Related Populations. All participants will be 
able to opt out of participating in the data collection activities.
    Annual Burden Estimates:

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                                                                                                          Number of     Average  burden
                             Instrument                              Total number of   Annual  number   responses per      hours  per     Annual burden
                                                                       respondents    of  respondents     respondent        response          hours
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Second follow-up survey............................................           4,800            1,600                1                1            1,600
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600.

    Authority: Section 413 of the Social Security Act, as amended by 
the FY 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub. L. 115-31).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-25512 Filed 11-27-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-09-P