Submission for OMB Review; Survey of Head Start Grantees on Training and Technical Assistance (New Collection), 28306-28307 [2019-12783]

Download as PDF 28306 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2019 / Notices ICHQ). The project’s goal is to create a technically sound and feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with expectations for quality. The goals of the study are (1) to test and refine a data collection approach to gather information about implementation activities and costs of key functions within ECE centers and (2) to develop new measures of implementation and costs for use together in understanding ways to support quality. The study has completed two phases of data collection to develop the data collection tools and measures. The study team collected data through on-site visits to 15 centers as part of an initial phase of data collection to pre-test information collections (data collected under clearance #0970–0355). A second phase (OMB #0970–0499) relied on remote data collection through an electronic cost workbook, telephone interviews, and web-based surveys to gather information from 30 centers in three states to develop preliminary measures of implementation and cost Number of respondents jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Instrument Center recruitment call (to gain participation; assumes outreach to 10 centers for every 1 center needed): Center director .......................................................................................... Umbrella organization administrator ......................................................... Center engagement call (to gather basic characteristics and plan steps for participation; assumes 20% may withdraw after this step) ......................... Implementation interview protocol: Center director .......................................................................................... Additional center staff ............................................................................... Electronic cost workbook ................................................................................. Staff rosters for time use survey ..................................................................... Time-use survey .............................................................................................. Classroom rosters for observations ................................................................. Total Burden ............................................................................................. 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: Social Security Act § 418 as extended by the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 and the TANF Extension Act of 2019. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–12796 Filed 6–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–23–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jun 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 Total burden hours .33 .33 264 25 100 1 .50 50 80 20 80 80 1,120 80 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 8 .25 .25 .50 240 60 640 20 280 40 ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,619 Submission for OMB Review; Survey of Head Start Grantees on Training and Technical Assistance (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct a statistically representative survey of directors and managers/ coordinators from Head Start grantee organizations regarding their access to and use of training and technical assistance (T/TA) from multiple sources, including ACF’s Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance system. The purpose of the data collection is to inform ACF on three aspects of grantee directors and Fmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 1 1 Administration for Children and Families Frm 00041 Number of responses per respondent 800 75 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PO 00000 and further reduced and refined the data collection tools. This proposed new information collection is focused on a field test of the measures to assess the psychometric properties of the implementation measures and to examine the associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality. The field test will include a mix of remote and on-site data collection. Respondents: ECE site administrators or center directors, program directors, education specialists, financial managers or accountants, teachers, and aides. Annual Burden Estimates: Sfmt 4703 managers/coordinators T/TA experience: (1) Search and selection of T/TA; (2) receipt of T/TA; (3) and potential relationships between T/TA received and perceived change in practice. 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. 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 writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 28307 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2019 / Notices Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Head Start Directors Wave 1 survey addresses the grantee’s organizational characteristics, how the organization defines and diffuses T/TA, T/TA received and requested in the prior program year, and overall organizational goals and reflections on T/TA efforts for the current year. The Head Start Managers/Coordinators Wave 2 survey addresses four distinct domains of Head Start activity: (1) Program management and fiscal operations; (2) education; (3) parent and family engagement; and (4) health and wellness. The Wave 2 survey addresses how these activity domains are structured and staffed with the grantee organization, the types of T/TA and resources sought and used to improve practice in each domain, perceptions of usefulness of recent T/TA received, and T/TA priorities for the next program year. Respondents: Head Start Directors, Head Start Managers/Coordinators. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total/annual number of respondents Instrument Wave 1 Head Start Director Survey ................................................................ Wave 2 Head Start Managers/Coordinator Survey ......................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,544. Authority: The Statutory Authority for this data collection is: Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–12783 Filed 6–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–40–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Formative Data Collections for ACF Program Support (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance to conduct a variety of formative data collections with more than nine respondents. These information collections would not be highly systematic or intended to be statistically representative or otherwise generalizable. ACF programs promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. Many ACF program offices need to learn more about funded program services so that an understanding of program or grantee VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Jun 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 1,200 860 processes and potential for improvements can inform ACF decision-making and program support. Information collected under this generic would help address these needs. 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. 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: Information gathering for program support was originally described under the Formative Data Collections for ACF Research Generic Clearance (0970–0356), but is now being requested as a stand-alone generic clearance. A 60-day comment period was provided as part of the approval process for #0970–0356, which included description of information collections for program support. We are now providing a 30-day comment period PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response .75 .75 Annual burden hours 900 644 specific to this generic clearance for program support. The goals of the generic information collections under this approval are to obtain information about program and grantee processes or needs, and to inform the following types of activities, among others: • Delivery of targeted assistance and workflows related to program implementation or the development or refinement of program and grantee processes, and the development and refinement of recordkeeping and communication systems. • Planning for provision of programmatic or evaluation-related training or technical assistance (T/TA). • Obtaining grantee or other stakeholder input on the development of program performance measures. • Use of rapid-cycle testing activities to strengthen programs in preparation for summative evaluation. • Development of learning agendas and research priorities. ACF envisions using a variety of techniques such as semi-structured discussions, focus groups, surveys, templates, open-ended requests, and telephone or in-person interviews, in order to reach these goals. Following standard OMB requirements, OPRE will submit a change request for each individual data collection activity under this generic clearance. Each request will include the individual instrument(s), a justification specific to the individual information collection, and any supplementary documents. OMB should review requests within 10 days of submission. Respondents: Example respondents include: current or prospective service providers, training or technical assistance (T/TA) providers, grantees, contractors, current and potential participants in ACF programs or similar comparison groups, experts in fields E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28306-28307]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12783]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Survey of Head Start Grantees on 
Training and Technical Assistance (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) at the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct 
a statistically representative survey of directors and managers/
coordinators from Head Start grantee organizations regarding their 
access to and use of training and technical assistance (T/TA) from 
multiple sources, including ACF's Early Childhood Training and 
Technical Assistance system. The purpose of the data collection is to 
inform ACF on three aspects of grantee directors and managers/
coordinators T/TA experience: (1) Search and selection of T/TA; (2) 
receipt of T/TA; (3) and potential relationships between T/TA received 
and perceived change in practice.

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.

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 writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research 
and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW,

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Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: The Head Start Directors Wave 1 survey addresses the 
grantee's organizational characteristics, how the organization defines 
and diffuses T/TA, T/TA received and requested in the prior program 
year, and overall organizational goals and reflections on T/TA efforts 
for the current year. The Head Start Managers/Coordinators Wave 2 
survey addresses four distinct domains of Head Start activity: (1) 
Program management and fiscal operations; (2) education; (3) parent and 
family engagement; and (4) health and wellness. The Wave 2 survey 
addresses how these activity domains are structured and staffed with 
the grantee organization, the types of T/TA and resources sought and 
used to improve practice in each domain, perceptions of usefulness of 
recent T/TA received, and T/TA priorities for the next program year.
    Respondents: Head Start Directors, Head Start Managers/
Coordinators.

                                             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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Wave 1 Head Start Director Survey...............           1,200               1             .75             900
Wave 2 Head Start Managers/Coordinator Survey...             860               1             .75             644
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,544.
    Authority: The Statutory Authority for this data collection is: 
Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving Head Start for 
School Readiness Act of 2007.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-12783 Filed 6-17-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-40-P