Submission for OMB Review; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (OMB #0970-0462), 16870-16872 [2019-08163]

Download as PDF 16870 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices through quarterly cluster report forms that will be completed by health departments for clusters that they have identified and for which they are actively conducting response activities. Health departments will complete an initial cluster report form when a cluster is first identified, a cluster follow-up form for each quarter in which the cluster response remains active and a cluster close-out form when cluster response activities are closed or at annual intervals while a cluster response remains active. Completion of forms will be determined by the number of clusters detected. Health departments that do not identify recent and rapid clusters of HIV transmission will not complete any cluster report forms, while some jurisdictions will detect multiple recent and rapid clusters of HIV transmission, necessitating the completion of multiple cluster report forms. CDC estimates on average health departments will provide information for 2.5 cluster initial cluster reports, five Cluster Follow-up Form reports, and 2.5 Cluster Close-out Form reports annually. Perinatal HIV surveillance and prevention activities with HIV exposure reporting and perinatal services coordination is an integrated approach to advancing the progress toward perinatal HIV elimination goals. A subset of 16 health departments in the most affected jurisdictions will be reporting using the Perinatal Exposure Reporting (PHER) form to monitor and evaluate perinatal HIV prevention efforts. An estimated 197 reports containing perinatal exposure data elements will be processed on average annually by each of the 16 health departments reporting data collected as part of PHER. These supplemental data are also reported monthly to CDC. The Standards Evaluation Report (SER) is used by CDC and Health Departments to improve data quality, interpretation, usefulness, and surveillance system efficiency, as well as to monitor progress toward meeting surveillance program objectives. The information collected for the SER includes a brief set of questions about evaluation outcomes and the collection of laboratory data that will be reported one time a year by each 59 health departments. TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Departments Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Adult HIV Case Report ........................................ Pediatric HIV Case Report .................................. Case Report Evaluations ..................................... Case Report Updates .......................................... Laboratory Updates ............................................. Deduplication Activities ........................................ Investigation Reporting and Evaluation ............... Initial Cluster Report Form ................................... Cluster Follow-up Form ....................................... Cluster Close-out Form ........................................ Perinatal HIV Exposure Reporting (PHER) ......... Annual Reporting: Standards Evaluation Report (SER). 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 16 59 854 3 86 2,353 9,410 2,741 901 2.5 5 2.5 197 1 20/60 20/60 20/60 2/60 0.5/60 10/60 1/60 1 30/60 1 30/60 8 16,795 59 1,691 4,627 4,627 26,953 886 148 148 148 1,576 472 Total ....................... .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ 58,129 Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–08152 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (OMB #0970–0462) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Form name The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low Income Individuals. ACF has developed a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG Program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. Two rounds of HPOG grants have been awarded—the first in 2010 (HPOG 1.0) and the second in 2015 (HPOG 2.0). There are federal evaluations associated with each round of grants. HPOG grants provide funding to government agencies, communitybased organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, and tribalaffiliated organizations to provide education and training services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals, including tribal members. Under HPOG 2.0, ACF provided grants to five tribal-affiliated PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 organizations and 27 non-tribal entities. OMB previously approved data collection under OMB Control Number 0970–0462 for the HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation. The first submission, approved in August 2015, included baseline data collection instruments and the grant performance management system. A second submission, approved in June 2017, included additional data collection for the National Evaluation impact study, the National Evaluation descriptive study, and the Tribal Evaluation. A third submission for National Evaluation impact study data collection was approved in June 2018. The proposed data collection activities described in this Federal Register Notice will provide data for the impact, descriptive, and cost benefit studies of the 27 non-tribal grantees participating in the National Evaluation of HPOG 2.0. Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a DATES: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 16871 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices 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 emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also 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, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation pertains only to the 27 nontribal grantees that received HPOG 2.0 funding. The design for the National Evaluation features an impact study, a descriptive study, and a cost benefit study. The National Evaluation is using an experimental design to measure and analyze key participant outcomes including completion of education and training, receipt of certificates and/or degrees, earnings, and employment in a healthcare career. The impact evaluation will assess the outcomes for study participants that were offered HPOG 2.0 training, financial assistance, and support services, compared to outcomes for a control group that were not offered HPOG 2.0 services. ACF and the study team estimates that the nontribal grantees will randomize about 40,000 applicants. As detailed in the burden estimates below, the study team will only survey a subset of those randomized. The goal of the descriptive study is to describe and assess the implementation, systems change, outcomes, and other important information about the operations of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees, which are operating 38 distinct programs. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to collect data about the non-tribal HPOG programs’ design and implementation, HPOG partner and program networks, the composition and intensity of HPOG services received by participants, participant characteristics and HPOG experiences, and participant outputs and outcomes. The cost benefit study will estimate the costs of providing the HPOG 2.0 programs and compare the costs with gains in participant employment and earnings measured in the impact analysis. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to collect information from the 38 HPOG 2.0 programs on the cost of providing education and training and associated services. This Notice provides the opportunity to comment on proposed new information collection activities for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation’s impact, descriptive, and cost-benefit studies. The information collection activities to be submitted in the request package include: 1. Screening Interview to identify respondents for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study secondround telephone interviews. 2. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study second-round telephone interview guide for program management, staff, partners, and stakeholders. These interviews will confirm or update information collected in a first round of calls, approved in June 2017. The second round interviews will update or confirm any new information about the HPOG program context and about program administration, activities and services, partner and stakeholder roles and networks, and respondent perceptions of the program’s strengths. 3. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study program operator interview guide will collect information for the systems study from HPOG 2.0 programs operators. These interviews will collect information on how local service delivery systems (i.e., the economic and service delivery environment in which specific HPOG 2.0 programs operate) may have influenced HPOG program design and implementation and how HPOG 2.0 implementation may have influenced these local systems. 4. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study partner interview guide will collect information for the systems study from HPOG 2.0 partner organizations. 5. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study participant in-depth interview guide will collect qualitative information about the experiences of treatment group members participating in HPOG 2.0 program services. 6. Intermediate Follow-up Survey for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation impact study will collect information from both treatment and control group members at the 27 non-tribal grantees, approximately 36 months after baseline data collection and random assignment. (Instrument 18_HPOG 2.0 Intermediate Follow-up Survey_10172018_ FINAL.doc) 7. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation impact study instrument for a Pilot Study of Phone-Based Skills Assessment will collect information from HPOG 2.0 study participants in a subset of nontribal grantee programs. The phonebased questionnaire will pilot an assessment of respondents’ literacy and numeracy skills to inform the selection of survey questions for inclusion in the intermediate follow-up survey. 8. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Program Cost Survey will collect information from program staff at the 27 non-tribal grantees to support the costbenefit study. At this time, the Department does not foresee the need for any subsequent requests for clearance for the HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluations. Respondents: HPOG impact study participants from the 27 non-tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees (treatment and control group); HPOG program managers; HPOG program staff; and representatives of partner agencies and stakeholders, including support service providers, educational and vocational training partners, Workforce Investment Boards, and TANF agencies. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Screening interview to identify respondents for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study second-round telephone interviews ......................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Annual number of respondents 38 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 13 E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 1 23APN1 Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours .5 7 16872 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Instrument HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study second round telephone interview protocol .................................. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study program operator interview guide ................................................... HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study partner interview guide ................................................................. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study participant in-depth interview guide ........................................... Intermediate follow-up survey for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation impact study ................................................... HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation impact study instrument for a Pilot Study of Phone-Based Skills Assessment ........... HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation program cost survey .......... Number of responses per respondent Authority: Section 2008 of the Social Security Act as enacted by Section 5507 of the Affordable Care Act. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08163 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–72–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Submission for OMB Review; State Access and Visitation Grant Application (OMB #0970–0482) Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement is requesting a three-year Annual burden hours 63 1 1.25 79 16 5 1 1.25 6 112 37 1 1 37 140 47 1 1.33 63 4,000 1,333 1 1 1,333 300 38 100 13 1 1 .75 7 75 91 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 emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the ADDRESSES: Administration for Children and Families Average burden hours per response 190 extension of the application form titled, Child Access and Visitation Grant Application Form, expiration 8/31/ 2019. There are no changes requested to the form. 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. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,691. SUMMARY: Annual number of respondents 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, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The application compiles detailed information regarding program administration, services planned, state priorities, and program safeguards for using grant funds to increase noncustodial parent access to and visitation with their children. This information allows OCSE to review states’ Access and Visitation services for the purpose of ensuring compliance with federal regulation and to provide enhanced targeted technical assistance as indicated. The application is submitted one time at the beginning of a three year grant program cycle and only updated during the three years if a grantee proposes substantive programmatic or administrative change. Respondents: State Governments. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours Child Access and Visitation Grant Application Form ........... 54 1 10 540 180 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 180. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: Sec. 469B. [42 U.S.C.669b]. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08109 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) Priority List of Needs in Pediatric Therapeutics AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) hereby announces the renewal of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) Program. The Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) seeks to improve the level of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 
2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (OMB #0970-
0462)

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), U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data 
collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity 
Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low Income 
Individuals. ACF has developed a multi-pronged research and evaluation 
approach for the HPOG Program to better understand and assess the 
activities conducted and their results. Two rounds of HPOG grants have 
been awarded--the first in 2010 (HPOG 1.0) and the second in 2015 (HPOG 
2.0). There are federal evaluations associated with each round of 
grants. HPOG grants provide funding to government agencies, community-
based organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, and 
tribal-affiliated organizations to provide education and training 
services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients 
and other low-income individuals, including tribal members. Under HPOG 
2.0, ACF provided grants to five tribal-affiliated organizations and 27 
non-tribal entities. OMB previously approved data collection under OMB 
Control Number 0970-0462 for the HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal 
Evaluation. The first submission, approved in August 2015, included 
baseline data collection instruments and the grant performance 
management system. A second submission, approved in June 2017, included 
additional data collection for the National Evaluation impact study, 
the National Evaluation descriptive study, and the Tribal Evaluation. A 
third submission for National Evaluation impact study data collection 
was approved in June 2018. The proposed data collection activities 
described in this Federal Register Notice will provide data for the 
impact, descriptive, and cost benefit studies of the 27 non-tribal 
grantees participating in the National Evaluation of HPOG 2.0.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to 
make a

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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 emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also 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, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the 
information collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: The HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation pertains only to the 
27 non-tribal grantees that received HPOG 2.0 funding. The design for 
the National Evaluation features an impact study, a descriptive study, 
and a cost benefit study. The National Evaluation is using an 
experimental design to measure and analyze key participant outcomes 
including completion of education and training, receipt of certificates 
and/or degrees, earnings, and employment in a healthcare career. The 
impact evaluation will assess the outcomes for study participants that 
were offered HPOG 2.0 training, financial assistance, and support 
services, compared to outcomes for a control group that were not 
offered HPOG 2.0 services. ACF and the study team estimates that the 
non-tribal grantees will randomize about 40,000 applicants. As detailed 
in the burden estimates below, the study team will only survey a subset 
of those randomized. The goal of the descriptive study is to describe 
and assess the implementation, systems change, outcomes, and other 
important information about the operations of the 27 non-tribal HPOG 
grantees, which are operating 38 distinct programs. To achieve these 
goals, it is necessary to collect data about the non-tribal HPOG 
programs' design and implementation, HPOG partner and program networks, 
the composition and intensity of HPOG services received by 
participants, participant characteristics and HPOG experiences, and 
participant outputs and outcomes. The cost benefit study will estimate 
the costs of providing the HPOG 2.0 programs and compare the costs with 
gains in participant employment and earnings measured in the impact 
analysis. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to collect information 
from the 38 HPOG 2.0 programs on the cost of providing education and 
training and associated services. This Notice provides the opportunity 
to comment on proposed new information collection activities for the 
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation's impact, descriptive, and cost-benefit 
studies.
    The information collection activities to be submitted in the 
request package include:
    1. Screening Interview to identify respondents for the HPOG 2.0 
National Evaluation descriptive study second-round telephone 
interviews.
    2. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study second-round 
telephone interview guide for program management, staff, partners, and 
stakeholders. These interviews will confirm or update information 
collected in a first round of calls, approved in June 2017. The second 
round interviews will update or confirm any new information about the 
HPOG program context and about program administration, activities and 
services, partner and stakeholder roles and networks, and respondent 
perceptions of the program's strengths.
    3. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study program operator 
interview guide will collect information for the systems study from 
HPOG 2.0 programs operators. These interviews will collect information 
on how local service delivery systems (i.e., the economic and service 
delivery environment in which specific HPOG 2.0 programs operate) may 
have influenced HPOG program design and implementation and how HPOG 2.0 
implementation may have influenced these local systems.
    4. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study partner interview 
guide will collect information for the systems study from HPOG 2.0 
partner organizations.
    5. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation descriptive study participant in-
depth interview guide will collect qualitative information about the 
experiences of treatment group members participating in HPOG 2.0 
program services.
    6. Intermediate Follow-up Survey for the HPOG 2.0 National 
Evaluation impact study will collect information from both treatment 
and control group members at the 27 non-tribal grantees, approximately 
36 months after baseline data collection and random assignment. 
(Instrument 18_HPOG 2.0 Intermediate Follow-up 
Survey_10172018_FINAL.doc)
    7. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation impact study instrument for a Pilot 
Study of Phone-Based Skills Assessment will collect information from 
HPOG 2.0 study participants in a subset of non-tribal grantee programs. 
The phone-based questionnaire will pilot an assessment of respondents' 
literacy and numeracy skills to inform the selection of survey 
questions for inclusion in the intermediate follow-up survey.
    8. HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Program Cost Survey will collect 
information from program staff at the 27 non-tribal grantees to support 
the cost-benefit study.
    At this time, the Department does not foresee the need for any 
subsequent requests for clearance for the HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal 
Evaluations.
    Respondents: HPOG impact study participants from the 27 non-tribal 
HPOG 2.0 grantees (treatment and control group); HPOG program managers; 
HPOG program staff; and representatives of partner agencies and 
stakeholders, including support service providers, educational and 
vocational training partners, Workforce Investment Boards, and TANF 
agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average
           Instrument              Total number         of         responses per   burden  hours   Annual burden
                                  of respondents    respondents     respondent     per  response       hours
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Screening interview to identify               38              13               1              .5               7
 respondents for the HPOG 2.0
 National Evaluation descriptive
 study second-round telephone
 interviews.....................

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HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation                 190              63               1            1.25              79
 descriptive study second round
 telephone interview protocol...
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation                  16               5               1            1.25               6
 descriptive study program
 operator interview guide.......
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation                 112              37               1               1              37
 descriptive study partner
 interview guide................
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation                 140              47               1            1.33              63
 descriptive study participant
 in-depth interview guide.......
Intermediate follow-up survey              4,000           1,333               1               1           1,333
 for the HPOG 2.0 National
 Evaluation impact study........
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation                 300             100               1             .75              75
 impact study instrument for a
 Pilot Study of Phone-Based
 Skills Assessment..............
HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation                  38              13               1               7              91
 program cost survey............
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,691.


    Authority: Section 2008 of the Social Security Act as enacted by 
Section 5507 of the Affordable Care Act.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-08163 Filed 4-22-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-72-P