Proposed Information Collection Activity; Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES) (New Collection), 740-741 [2019-00414]

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Temporary Assistance and Extension Request Form ..................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,203.25. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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. 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 St. SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. 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 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. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00509 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 0.30 0.05 0.05 0.30 0.30 0.30 7,500 1,250 0.75 4.5 187 240 20 50 1 1 0.30 0.30 6 15 Proposed Information Collection Activity; Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for LowIncome Families (BEES) (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES). The purpose of BEES is to evaluate the effectiveness of a broad range of innovative programs designed to boost employment and earnings among low-income Americans. Within this general focus area, ACF has a particular interest in programs that serve adults whose employment prospects have been affected by substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder (OUD), mental health conditions, and justice involvement. ACF expects that a subset of programs to be evaluated will serve these specific target populations. To meet these objectives, this study will include impact and implementation evaluations for up to 21 sites, as well as descriptive work focused on other sites that have a focus on clients with opioid use and other substance abuse disorders. When possible, a randomized control trial research design will be used for the impact evaluations. The purpose of the current submission is to request approval for data collection needed for the BEES study. 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, Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 1 1 1 1 12 1 Administration for Children and Families PO 00000 Average burden hours per response 25,000 25,000 15 15 52 800 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUMMARY: Frequency of the response 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 BEES impact studies call for multiple data collection points with study participants. Data will be collected from study participants through the following methods: (1) Baseline information form completed by study participants at study entry, (2) study participants will also be asked to periodically update their contact information, (3) interview administered to participants in non-behavioral health sites 6 months after study entry to learn about program participation, (4) interview administered to participants in behavioral health sites approximately 12 months after study entry to learn about employment and related outcomes, (5) individual interviews with up to 6 participants in each site and their case managers. These data will be used to assess the extent to which the programs being evaluated improve participants’ employment, earnings, income, behavioral health, and wellbeing. They will also be used to assess the extent to which individuals in the study receive employment services. The research team will also collect data from researchers, policy experts, state and local administrators, and program staff to identify potential sites. These data will be collected primarily by telephonic staff interviews using discussion guides. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 741 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices For the implementation studies, the research team will collect data from program staff to assess program implementation. Information will be collected in consistent ways across sites and, to the extent feasible, will use the same measures and data collection procedures. Data collected from program staff during the study will include the following: (1) Site visit data including staff interviews, (2) interviews with case managers as part of the participant case studies mentioned above, and (3) program staff surveys. These data will be used to measure program implementation and fidelity, factors affecting service delivery, program staff characteristics, and staff time allocation. All impact study sites will include an implementation study. In addition, there will be several descriptive studies of other sites that use some of the implementation instruments to better understand programs serving clients with opioid use and other substance abuse disorders. Future information collection requests and related Federal Register Notices will describe future data collection efforts for this project. Respondents: Participants enrolled in the study, program staff, national policy experts and researchers, and state and local administrators. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES [3 year clearance] Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent 18600 5520 1680 3840 126 6200 1840 560 1280 42 1 1 1 1 1 0.25 0.1 0.25 0.5 1.5 1550 184 140 640 63 10 55 72 270 126 420 3 18 24 90 42 140 1 1 1 1.5 1 1 1 2 2.75 1.5 1 0.5 3 36 66 203 42 70 Baseline information form for participants ........................... Contact update request form ............................................... 6-month follow-up participant interview ............................... 12-month follow-up participant interview ............................. Participant case study interview guide ................................ Discussion guide for national policy experts and researchers ..................................................................................... Discussion guide for state and local administrators ............ Discussion guide for program staff at potential sites .......... Program managers, staff, and partner interview guide ....... Program staff case study interview guide ........................... Program staff survey ............................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,997. 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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. 2019–00414 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program (SRAE) Performance Analysis Study (PAS) (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation and the Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) propose data collection activity as part of the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program Performance Analysis Study (PAS). The goal of the study is to collect, analyze and report on performance measures data for the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 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 purpose of the SRAE program is to educate youth on ‘‘how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity and prevent other youth risk behaviors.’’ Data will be used to determine if the SRAE grantees are meeting performance benchmarks related to their program’s mission and priorities. Respondents: Departmental (DSRAE), State (SSRAE), and Competitive (CSRAE) grantees, their subawardees, and program participants. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2019)]
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[Pages 740-741]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-00414]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Building Evidence on 
Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES) (New Collection)

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
proposing a data collection activity as part of the Building Evidence 
on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES). The purpose of 
BEES is to evaluate the effectiveness of a broad range of innovative 
programs designed to boost employment and earnings among low-income 
Americans. Within this general focus area, ACF has a particular 
interest in programs that serve adults whose employment prospects have 
been affected by substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder 
(OUD), mental health conditions, and justice involvement. ACF expects 
that a subset of programs to be evaluated will serve these specific 
target populations. To meet these objectives, this study will include 
impact and implementation evaluations for up to 21 sites, as well as 
descriptive work focused on other sites that have a focus on clients 
with opioid use and other substance abuse disorders. When possible, a 
randomized control trial research design will be used for the impact 
evaluations. The purpose of the current submission is to request 
approval for data collection needed for the BEES study.

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 BEES impact studies call for multiple data 
collection points with study participants. Data will be collected from 
study participants through the following methods: (1) Baseline 
information form completed by study participants at study entry, (2) 
study participants will also be asked to periodically update their 
contact information, (3) interview administered to participants in non-
behavioral health sites 6 months after study entry to learn about 
program participation, (4) interview administered to participants in 
behavioral health sites approximately 12 months after study entry to 
learn about employment and related outcomes, (5) individual interviews 
with up to 6 participants in each site and their case managers. These 
data will be used to assess the extent to which the programs being 
evaluated improve participants' employment, earnings, income, 
behavioral health, and well-being. They will also be used to assess the 
extent to which individuals in the study receive employment services.
    The research team will also collect data from researchers, policy 
experts, state and local administrators, and program staff to identify 
potential sites. These data will be collected primarily by telephonic 
staff interviews using discussion guides.

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    For the implementation studies, the research team will collect data 
from program staff to assess program implementation. Information will 
be collected in consistent ways across sites and, to the extent 
feasible, will use the same measures and data collection procedures. 
Data collected from program staff during the study will include the 
following: (1) Site visit data including staff interviews, (2) 
interviews with case managers as part of the participant case studies 
mentioned above, and (3) program staff surveys. These data will be used 
to measure program implementation and fidelity, factors affecting 
service delivery, program staff characteristics, and staff time 
allocation. All impact study sites will include an implementation 
study. In addition, there will be several descriptive studies of other 
sites that use some of the implementation instruments to better 
understand programs serving clients with opioid use and other substance 
abuse disorders.
    Future information collection requests and related Federal Register 
Notices will describe future data collection efforts for this project.
    Respondents: Participants enrolled in the study, program staff, 
national policy experts and researchers, and state and local 
administrators.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                               [3 year clearance]
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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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Baseline information form for              18600            6200               1            0.25            1550
 participants...................
Contact update request form.....            5520            1840               1             0.1             184
6-month follow-up participant               1680             560               1            0.25             140
 interview......................
12-month follow-up participant              3840            1280               1             0.5             640
 interview......................
Participant case study interview             126              42               1             1.5              63
 guide..........................
Discussion guide for national                 10               3               1               1               3
 policy experts and researchers.
Discussion guide for state and                55              18               1               2              36
 local administrators...........
Discussion guide for program                  72              24               1            2.75              66
 staff at potential sites.......
Program managers, staff, and                 270              90             1.5             1.5             203
 partner interview guide........
Program staff case study                     126              42               1               1              42
 interview guide................
Program staff survey............             420             140               1             0.5              70
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,997.
    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: 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. 2019-00414 Filed 1-30-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-09-P