Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Indian Education Professional Development Grants Program: GPRA and Service Payback Data Collection, 1432-1433 [2019-00876]

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[FR Doc. 2019–00851 Filed 2–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6360–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0010] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Indian Education Professional Development Grants Program: GPRA and Service Payback Data Collection Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0010. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Angela Hernandez-Marshall, 202–205–1909. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2019 / Notices might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Indian Education Professional Development Grants Program: GPRA and Service Payback Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 1810–0698. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,740. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,728. Abstract: The Indian Education Professional Development program, authorized under title VII, part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), is designed to increase the number of, provide training to, and improve the skills of American Indian or Alaska Natives serving as teachers and school administrators in schools serving American Indian or Alaska Native students. Section 7122(h) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7442(h)) requires that individuals who receive fmancial assistance through the Indian Education Professional Development program subsequently complete a service obligation equivalent to the amount of time for which the participant received financial assistance. Participants who do not satisfy the requirements of the regulations must repay all or a pro-rated part of the cost of assistance, in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 7442(h) and 34 CFR 263.8(a)(3). The regulations in part 263 implement requirements governing, among other things, the service obligation and reporting requirements of the participants in the Indian Education Professional Development program, and repayment of financial assistance by these participants. In order for the Federal Government to ensure that the goals of the program are achieved, certain data collection, recordkeeping, and documentation are necessary. In addition, GPRA requires Federal agencies to establish performance measures for all programs, and the Department has established performance measures for the Indian Education Professional Development program. Data collection from participants who have received financial assistance under the Indian Education Professional Development program is a necessary element of the Department’s effort to evaluate progress VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 on these measures. The Department tracks participants who are receiving or have previously received support through the Indian Education Professional Development program. Participants must sign a payback agreement that includes contact information. Additionally, the Department receives information about participants from institutions of higher education (IHEs) and other eligible grantees when participants are no longer receiving assistance through the Indian Education Professional Development program. When the performance period is complete, the participant data are collected from the grantee and also from the participants. Dated: January 30, 2019. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00876 Filed 2–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0011] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Study of the Implementation of Adult Education Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0011. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1433 submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Melanie Ali, 202–245–8345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: National Study of the Implementation of Adult Education under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 631. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 947. Abstract: Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 mandates a National Assessment of Adult Education. As part of the assessment, ED is conducting an implementation study of adult E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0010]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Indian 
Education Professional Development Grants Program: GPRA and Service 
Payback Data Collection

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department 
of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing an extension of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 5, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0010. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov 
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily 
accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID 
number and the title of the information collection request when 
requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, 
Washington, DC 20202-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Angela Hernandez-Marshall, 202-
205-1909.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how

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might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the 
respondents, including through the use of information technology. 
Please note that written comments received in response to this notice 
will be considered public records.
    Title of Collection: Indian Education Professional Development 
Grants Program: GPRA and Service Payback Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0698.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,740.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,728.
    Abstract: The Indian Education Professional Development program, 
authorized under title VII, part A of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), is designed to increase the 
number of, provide training to, and improve the skills of American 
Indian or Alaska Natives serving as teachers and school administrators 
in schools serving American Indian or Alaska Native students. Section 
7122(h) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7442(h)) requires that individuals who 
receive fmancial assistance through the Indian Education Professional 
Development program subsequently complete a service obligation 
equivalent to the amount of time for which the participant received 
financial assistance. Participants who do not satisfy the requirements 
of the regulations must repay all or a pro-rated part of the cost of 
assistance, in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 7442(h) and 34 CFR 
263.8(a)(3). The regulations in part 263 implement requirements 
governing, among other things, the service obligation and reporting 
requirements of the participants in the Indian Education Professional 
Development program, and repayment of financial assistance by these 
participants. In order for the Federal Government to ensure that the 
goals of the program are achieved, certain data collection, 
recordkeeping, and documentation are necessary.
    In addition, GPRA requires Federal agencies to establish 
performance measures for all programs, and the Department has 
established performance measures for the Indian Education Professional 
Development program. Data collection from participants who have 
received financial assistance under the Indian Education Professional 
Development program is a necessary element of the Department's effort 
to evaluate progress on these measures. The Department tracks 
participants who are receiving or have previously received support 
through the Indian Education Professional Development program. 
Participants must sign a payback agreement that includes contact 
information. Additionally, the Department receives information about 
participants from institutions of higher education (IHEs) and other 
eligible grantees when participants are no longer receiving assistance 
through the Indian Education Professional Development program. When the 
performance period is complete, the participant data are collected from 
the grantee and also from the participants.

    Dated: January 30, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information 
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-00876 Filed 2-1-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4000-01-P