Proposed Information Collection Activity; Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS) (New Collection), 1740-1741 [2019-00942]

Download as PDF 1740 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2019 / Notices agencies to electronically exchange child support and spousal support case information with other state child support agencies. Using the EDE benefits state child support agencies by reducing delays, costs, and barriers associated with interstate case processing; increasing state collections; improving document security; standardizing data sharing; increasing state participation; and improving case processing and overall child and spousal support outcomes. The activities associated with the EDE are authorized by (1) 42 U.S.C. 652(a)(7), which requires OCSE to provide technical assistance to the states to help them establish effective systems for collecting child support and spousal support; (2) 42 U.S.C. 666(c)(1), which requires state child support agencies to have expedited procedures to obtain and promptly share information with other state child support agencies; and (3) 45 CFR 303.7(a)(5), provides the mechanism for state child support agencies to fulfill the federal requirement to transmit requests for child support case information and provide requested information electronically to the greatest extent possible as required by the regulation. Respondents: State Child Support Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Information collection instrument Online Data Entry Screens ........................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,147.94. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chap 35), 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 Street 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 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. 2019–01059 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Number of responses per respondent 38 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS) (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 (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new study, Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS). 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: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1,777 Average burden hours per response .017 (60 seconds) Total burden hours 1,147.94 Description: Through AMCS, ACF seeks to learn more about how states and communities coordinate early care and education, family economic security, and/or other health and human services to most efficiently and effectively serve the needs of lowincome children and their families. ACF aims to understand strategies used to support partnerships, including the federal barriers to agency collaboration. In support of achieving these goals, the study team will conduct site visits to six programs that offer coordinated services. The study team will gather information through interviews with program staff members, such as agency leaders or frontline staff, and focus groups with parents. Data collection activities will include up to six program site visits. Programs will be identified through a scan of publicly available information about programs, recommendations from stakeholders, and proposed telephone interviews (the information collection request for these interviews will be submitted under the generic clearance: Formative Data Collections for ACF Research, OMB #0970–0356). Once potential programs are identified, agency leaders will be invited to participate in the site visit. Site visits will include semi-structured interviews with up to 30 total staff at each site. Staff invited will include lead program and partner staff to include agency leaders (including program directors, executive directors, or CEOs), directors of programs within the site, frontline staff (including service navigators or coordinators), and focus groups with 8– 10 parents at each site. Semi-structured interviews with program and partner staff will obtain in-depth information about the goals and objectives of programs, the services provided, how E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 1741 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2019 / Notices the coordinated services are implemented, how staffing is managed, data use, and any facilitators and barriers to coordination. Focus groups with parents participating in the program will provide the opportunity to learn about how parents perceive the program, how it meets their needs, what benefits they gain from the program, and how they enroll, participate, and progress through the program. Respondents: Lead program and partner program staff members working in six programs across the United States that coordinate early care and education services with family economic security services and/or other health and human services, as well as parents receiving services from these programs. Staff respondents will be selected with the goal of having staff represent each level of the organization. Parents who have participated in the program for at least six months and who have received early childhood services and at least one other program service will be invited to participate in focus groups. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total/annual number of respondents Instrument Master Interview Protocol ................................................................................ Parent Focus Group Protocol .......................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 420. 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. 9858(a)(5). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00942 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) will host a face to face meeting for its members to discuss the potential topics of the Committee’s 2019 Report to the President. All the PCPID meetings, in any format, are open to the public. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 180 60 Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Friday, March 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Hubert H. Humphrey Building located at 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 800, Washington, DC 20201. Individuals who would like to participate via conference call may do so by dialing toll-free #: 1–888–949– 2790, when prompted enter pass code: 1989852. Individuals whose full participation in the meeting will require special accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format such as large print or Braille) should notify Ms. Allison Cruz, Director, Office of Innovation, via email at Allison.Cruz@acl.hhs.gov, or via telephone at 202–795–7334, no later than Monday, February 28, 2019. The PCPID will attempt to accommodate requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee the ability to grant requests received after the deadline. All meeting sites are barrier free, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Agenda: The Committee will discuss the preparation of the PCPID 2019 Report to the President. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Committee’s preparation of the 2019 Report to the President, including its content and format, and related data collection and analysis required to complete the writing of the Report. Background Information on the Committee: The PCPID acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics relating to programs, services and support for individuals with intellectual DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 Annual burden hours 2 1 360 60 disabilities. The PCPID executive order stipulates that the Committee shall: (1) Provide such advice concerning intellectual disabilities as the President or the Secretary of Health and Human Services may request; and (2) provide advice to the President concerning the following for people with intellectual disabilities: (A) Expanding employment opportunities; (B) connecting people to services; (C) supporting families and caregivers; (D) strengthening the networks; and (E) protecting rights and preventing abuse. Dated: January 29, 2019. Julie Hocker, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities (AoD). [FR Doc. 2019–01122 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Single-Source Supplement; Advancing Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Supportive Services for Holocaust Survivors Program Administration for Community Living, HHS. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Assessing Models of 
Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS) 
(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 Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new 
study, Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children 
and Their Families (AMCS).

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: Through AMCS, ACF seeks to learn more about how states 
and communities coordinate early care and education, family economic 
security, and/or other health and human services to most efficiently 
and effectively serve the needs of low-income children and their 
families. ACF aims to understand strategies used to support 
partnerships, including the federal barriers to agency collaboration. 
In support of achieving these goals, the study team will conduct site 
visits to six programs that offer coordinated services. The study team 
will gather information through interviews with program staff members, 
such as agency leaders or frontline staff, and focus groups with 
parents.
    Data collection activities will include up to six program site 
visits. Programs will be identified through a scan of publicly 
available information about programs, recommendations from 
stakeholders, and proposed telephone interviews (the information 
collection request for these interviews will be submitted under the 
generic clearance: Formative Data Collections for ACF Research, OMB 
#0970-0356). Once potential programs are identified, agency leaders 
will be invited to participate in the site visit. Site visits will 
include semi-structured interviews with up to 30 total staff at each 
site. Staff invited will include lead program and partner staff to 
include agency leaders (including program directors, executive 
directors, or CEOs), directors of programs within the site, frontline 
staff (including service navigators or coordinators), and focus groups 
with 8-10 parents at each site. Semi-structured interviews with program 
and partner staff will obtain in-depth information about the goals and 
objectives of programs, the services provided, how

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the coordinated services are implemented, how staffing is managed, data 
use, and any facilitators and barriers to coordination. Focus groups 
with parents participating in the program will provide the opportunity 
to learn about how parents perceive the program, how it meets their 
needs, what benefits they gain from the program, and how they enroll, 
participate, and progress through the program.
    Respondents: Lead program and partner program staff members working 
in six programs across the United States that coordinate early care and 
education services with family economic security services and/or other 
health and human services, as well as parents receiving services from 
these programs. Staff respondents will be selected with the goal of 
having staff represent each level of the organization. Parents who have 
participated in the program for at least six months and who have 
received early childhood services and at least one other program 
service will be invited to participate in focus groups.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                   Total/annual      Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        number of     responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Master Interview Protocol.......................             180               1               2             360
Parent Focus Group Protocol.....................              60               1               1              60
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 420.
    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. 9858(a)(5).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-00942 Filed 2-4-19; 8:45 am]
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