Proposed Information Collection Activity; Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation (OMB#0970-0481), 62871-62872 [2018-26450]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices 62871 ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours OCSE–157 ....................................................................................................... 54 1 7 378 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 378. 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. Attention Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@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. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–26508 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation (OMB#0970– 0481) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: Request for Public Comment. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued grants to organizations to provide healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) services. Under a previously approved data collection activity (OMB#0970–0481), the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within ACF is conducting the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) evaluation with five HMRE grantees. The purpose of STREAMS is to measure the effectiveness and quality of HMRE programs designed to strengthen intimate relationships. This data collection request is for an extension of previously approved data collection instruments and for two additional data collection instruments. 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: Description: The STREAMS evaluation includes two components, an impact study and a process study. The evaluation will examine HMRE programs for youth in high school, adult couples, and adult individuals. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of program services and interventions to improve program implementation. The impact study uses an experimental design. Eligible program applicants are randomly assigned to either a program group that is offered program services or a control group that is not. STREAMS collects baseline information from eligible program applicants prior to random assignment and administers a follow-up survey to participants 12 months after random assignment. 2. Process study. The goal of the process study is to support the interpretation of impact findings and document program operations to support future replication. STREAMS conducts semi-structured interviews with program staff and selected community stakeholders, conducts focus groups with program participants, administers a survey to program staff, and collects data on adherence to program curricula through an add on to an existing program MIS (nFORM, OMB no. 0970–0460). This data collection request is for an extension of previously approved data collection instruments for the impact study and for two additional data collection instruments associated with the impact study. The two additional instruments will allow for longer-term follow-up in two of the five evaluation sites. (1) The second follow-up survey for youth will be administered approximately 24 to 36 months after random assignment to study participants in the STREAMS site serving youth. (2) The second follow-up survey for adults will be administered approximately 30 months after random assignment to study participants in one of the STREAMS evaluation sites serving adults. Respondents: Study participants. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 62872 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Previously Approved Burden that Remains Introductory script, grantee staff .......................................... Introductory script, program applicants ............................... Add-on to nFORM to conduct random assignment ............. Follow-up survey for youth .................................................. Baseline survey for adults ................................................... Follow-up survey for adults .................................................. 8 600 8 690 600 2,300 8 200 8 230 200 767 25 1 25 1 1 1 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.5 0.5 0.75 16 16 16 115 100 575 500 267 1 1 0.5 0.75 250 200 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ........................................................................................................................................ 1,288 Current Request for Approval Second follow-up survey for youth ...................................... Second follow-up survey for adults ..................................... Comments: 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 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 603; Sec. 811 (b) Healthy Marriage Promotion and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Grants of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111–291, 124 Stat. 3064 Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Strengthening 
Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation 
(OMB#0970-0481)

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

ACTION: Request for Public Comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services has issued grants to organizations to 
provide healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) services. 
Under a previously approved data collection activity (OMB#0970-0481), 
the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within ACF is 
conducting the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage 
Services (STREAMS) evaluation with five HMRE grantees. The purpose of 
STREAMS is to measure the effectiveness and quality of HMRE programs 
designed to strengthen intimate relationships. This data collection 
request is for an extension of previously approved data collection 
instruments and for two additional data collection instruments.

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: [email protected]. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: The STREAMS evaluation includes two components, an 
impact study and a process study. The evaluation will examine HMRE 
programs for youth in high school, adult couples, and adult 
individuals.
    1. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide 
rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of program services and 
interventions to improve program implementation. The impact study uses 
an experimental design. Eligible program applicants are randomly 
assigned to either a program group that is offered program services or 
a control group that is not. STREAMS collects baseline information from 
eligible program applicants prior to random assignment and administers 
a follow-up survey to participants 12 months after random assignment.
    2. Process study. The goal of the process study is to support the 
interpretation of impact findings and document program operations to 
support future replication. STREAMS conducts semi-structured interviews 
with program staff and selected community stakeholders, conducts focus 
groups with program participants, administers a survey to program 
staff, and collects data on adherence to program curricula through an 
add on to an existing program MIS (nFORM, OMB no. 0970-0460).
    This data collection request is for an extension of previously 
approved data collection instruments for the impact study and for two 
additional data collection instruments associated with the impact 
study. The two additional instruments will allow for longer-term 
follow-up in two of the five evaluation sites. (1) The second follow-up 
survey for youth will be administered approximately 24 to 36 months 
after random assignment to study participants in the STREAMS site 
serving youth. (2) The second follow-up survey for adults will be 
administered approximately 30 months after random assignment to study 
participants in one of the STREAMS evaluation sites serving adults.
    Respondents: Study participants.

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                                             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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                                     Previously Approved Burden that Remains
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Introductory script, grantee                   8               8              25            0.08              16
 staff..........................
Introductory script, program                 600             200               1            0.08              16
 applicants.....................
Add-on to nFORM to conduct                     8               8              25            0.08              16
 random assignment..............
Follow-up survey for youth......             690             230               1             0.5             115
Baseline survey for adults......             600             200               1             0.5             100
Follow-up survey for adults.....           2,300             767               1            0.75             575
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                                          Current Request for Approval
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Second follow-up survey for                1,500             500               1             0.5             250
 youth..........................
Second follow-up survey for                  800             267               1            0.75             200
 adults.........................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........................................................           1,288
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    Comments: 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 
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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 603; Sec. 811 (b) Healthy Marriage 
Promotion and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Grants of the Claims 
Resolution Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-291, 124 Stat. 3064

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-26450 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-73-P