Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection, 31104-31105 [2019-13833]

Download as PDF 31104 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Survey of VAWA-funded Discretionary Grantees about Program Evaluation Practices and Results. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: 1122–NEW. Sponsoring agency: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, which has supplied grant funds to the Violence Against Women Act Measuring Effectiveness Initiative (VAWA MEI) for Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance to Support Grantee Reporting for a project of which the proposed survey is one component. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: 3,500 staff of federal discretionary grant-funded entities. Established in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices that combat domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW administers both formula-based and discretionary (i.e., competitively awarded) grant programs, established under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation. Recipients of OVW funds work through a coordinated community response to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. OVW is implementing a new effort to better measure the effectiveness of VAWA-funded grant projects. A critical step in that effort is to understand how grantees evaluate their approaches to— and identify promising practices for— serving victims of domestic/sexual violence and administering justice in their cases. Therefore, the purpose of this collection is to find out if VAWAfunded discretionary grantees have conducted, or are currently conducting, evaluations of their programs and what VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 the results of those evaluations were. This information will assist OVW and VAWA MEI in enhancing OVW’s grantee performance monitoring system. OVW’s current system collects a large quantity of data, not all of which is optimally useful for monitoring VAWAfunded projects and gauging grantees’ success. A survey to understand how grantees themselves assess their effectiveness will help OVW understand which practices are showing promise in the field, and it will help OVW determine how performance reporting requirements could be revised to better capture indicators of success and reduce reporting burden on grantees. The affected public includes the OVW award points-of-contact from the approximately 2,000 VAWA-funded discretionary grantees nationwide. Because grantee points-of-contact are responsible for fiscal and programmatic oversight of how their grant dollars are used, they typically will have knowledge of whether their programs have conducted any evaluations of their programs’ implementation or the outcomes of their programs for the people and communities they serve. If points-of-contact have not been directly responsible for evaluation efforts, they are likely to know who within their organization may have managed evaluations. Therefore, these points-ofcontact are a key source of information from the field about strategies that are showing promise for keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that it will take less than 30 minutes to complete this one-time survey, which will ask respondents about any efforts to evaluate their programs, and the results of those evaluations. The survey will be a mix of multiple-choice and narrative response questions. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total hour burden of this one-time data collection could be up to 1,000 hours. A point-of-contact from every VAWA-funded discretionary grantees will be invited, but not required, to respond. ∼2000 discretionary grantees * 30-minute completion time = 60,000 minutes, or 1,000 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E, 405B, Washington, DC 20530. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 25, 2019. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–13831 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1122–0030] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until July 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestion regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Cathy Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202–514–5430 or Catherine.poston@ usdoj.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530 or sent to OIRA_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Financial Capability Form. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0030. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes non-governmental applicants to OVW grant programs that do not currently (or within the last 3 years) have funding from OVW. In accordance with 2 CFR 200.205, the information is required for assessing the financial risk of an applicant’s ability to administer federal funds. The form includes a mix of check box and narrative questions related to the organization’s financial systems, policies and procedures. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that it will take the approximately 40 respondents (non-governmental) applicants to OVW grant programs approximately 4 hours to complete an online assessment form. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the data collection forms is 160 hours, that is 40 applicants completing a form once as a new applicant with an estimated completion time for the form being 4 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E, 405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: June 25, 2019. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–13833 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1122–0032] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until August 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestion regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Cathy Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202–514–5430 or Catherine.poston@ usdoj.gov. SUMMARY: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31105 (2) Title of the Form/Collection: SemiAnnual Progress Report for Justice for Families Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0032. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes the current grantees under the Justice for Families Program. The Justice for Families Program improves the response of all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. Eligible applicants are states, units of local government, courts, Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, and victim services providers. The affected public includes the approximately 70 Justice for Families Program grantees. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that it will take the approximately 70 respondents (Justice for Families Program grantees) approximately one hour to complete a semi-annual progress report. The semiannual progress report is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities in which grantees may engage. A Justice for Families Program grantee will only be required to complete the sections of the form that pertain to its own specific activities. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the data collection forms is 140 hours, that is 70 grantees completing a form twice a year with an estimated completion time for the form being one hour. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E, 405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: June 25, 2019. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–13835 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1122-0030]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection

AGENCY: Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY:  The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 
(OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:  Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until 
July 29, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestion 
regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated 
public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Cathy 
Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202-514-5430 or 
[email protected]. Written comments and/or suggestions can 
also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice 
Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530 or sent to 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Written comments and suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of 
information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of 
the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and

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    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Financial Capability Form.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122-
0030. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes non-governmental 
applicants to OVW grant programs that do not currently (or within the 
last 3 years) have funding from OVW. In accordance with 2 CFR 200.205, 
the information is required for assessing the financial risk of an 
applicant's ability to administer federal funds. The form includes a 
mix of check box and narrative questions related to the organization's 
financial systems, policies and procedures.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is 
estimated that it will take the approximately 40 respondents (non-
governmental) applicants to OVW grant programs approximately 4 hours to 
complete an online assessment form.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the data 
collection forms is 160 hours, that is 40 applicants completing a form 
once as a new applicant with an estimated completion time for the form 
being 4 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, 
Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice 
Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution 
Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E, 405B, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: June 25, 2019.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2019-13833 Filed 6-27-19; 8:45 am]
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