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[FR Doc. 2019–15127 Filed 7–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Information Collection Activity; The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES 2020; OMB #0970–0354) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2020 (Baby FACES 2020). 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. SUMMARY: 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: This information collection is to provide nationally representative data on Early Head Start (EHS) programs, centers, classrooms, staff, and families to guide program planning, technical assistance, and research. The proposed data collection builds upon a prior round of the study conducted in 2018 (Baby FACES 2018; OMB 0970–0354) that obtained information on EHS programs at a point in time to better understand how program processes support relationships (e.g., between home visitors and parents, between parents and children, and between teachers and children) which are hypothesized to lead to improved child and family outcomes. Baby FACES 2020 has the same goals as Baby FACES 2018, but while the 2018 study focused on classroom-based relationships, the current study will take a closer look at home visiting processes. A new addition for this round is a measure of parent-child interaction which will allow exploration of hypothesized associations between home visitor-parent relationships and parent-child relationships. All other instruments are updates of those approved for the last round in 2018. Respondents: Early Head Start program directors, child care center directors, teachers and home visitors, and parents of enrolled children. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Instrument Classroom/home visitor sampling form (from EHS staff) .... Child roster form (from EHS staff) ....................................... Parent consent form ............................................................ Parent survey ....................................................................... Parent Child Report ............................................................. Staff survey (Teacher survey and Home visitor survey) ..... Staff Child Report ................................................................ Program director survey ...................................................... Center director survey ......................................................... Parent child interaction ........................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jul 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Annual number of respondents 407 252 2,495 2,084 2,008 1,317 1,046 120 294 996 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 204 126 1,248 1,042 1,004 659 523 60 147 498 E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.13 1 1 1 16JYN1 Average burden hours per response .17 .33 .17 .53 .33 .50 .25 .50 .50 .17 Annual burden hours 35 42 212 552 331 330 279 30 74 85 33947 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2019 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,970. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. 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: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to modify the previously approved pilot generic clearance (0970–0502) to collect data as part of rapid cycle testing and evaluation, in order to inform the design of interventions informed by behavioral science and to better understand the mechanisms and effects of such interventions. Interventions have been and will continue to be developed in the program area domains of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child welfare, and this revision would also allow for collection of data in the Early Head Start/Head Start program area. These interventions are intended to improve outcomes for participants in these programs. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a Correction This is a republication of Federal Register 2019–13701; 84 FR 30718 to ensure the correct materials are available for public comment on RegInfo.gov. Description: OPRE is conducting the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency Next Generation (BIAS– NG) project. This project uses behavioral insights to design and test interventions intended to improve the efficiency, operations, and efficacy of human services programs. The BIAS– NG project is applying and testing behavioral insights to ACF programs including TANF and Child Welfare, and intends to expand these efforts to Early Head Start/Head Start. This notice is a revision to a previously approved collection, which included data collection to design and test interventions in the TANF and Child Welfare domains. Under the approved pilot generic clearance, OPRE plans to work with approximately six sites, and Authorities: Sec. 640(a)(2)(D) and Sec. 649 of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act. Sec. 645A and 649 of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15080 Filed 7–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Behavioral Interventions To Advance Self-Sufficiency Next Generation (BIAS–NG) (0970–0502) AGENCY: SUMMARY: will conduct one or more tests per site, for a total of approximately 9 tests of behavioral interventions. At least one of these sites will be in the newly added program area of Head Start/Early Head Start. The design and testing of BIASNG interventions is rapid and, to the extent possible, iterative. Each specific intervention is designed in consultation with agency leaders and launched as quickly as possible. To maximize the likelihood that the intervention produces measurable, significant, positive effects on outcomes of interest, rapid cycle evaluation techniques will be employed in which proximate outcomes will be measured to allow the research team to more quickly iterate and adjust the intervention design, informing subsequent tests. Due to the rapid and iterative nature of this work, OPRE sought and received generic clearance to conduct this research. Following standard OMB requirements for generic clearances, once instruments requiring burden are tailored to a specific site and the site’s intervention, OPRE submits an individual generic information collection request under this umbrella clearance. Each request includes the individual instrument(s), a justification specific to the individual information collection, a description of the proposed intervention, and any supplementary documents. Each specific information collection includes up to two submissions: One submission for the formative stage research and another submission for any further data collection requiring burden during the testing phase. The type of information to be collected and the uses of the information is described in the supporting statements, found here: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewDocument?ref_nbr=2017070970-005. This Notice is specific to expanding the program area domains to include Early Head Start/Head Start, in addition to the previously approved domains of Child Welfare and TANF. Respondents: (1) Program Administrators, (2) Program Staff and (3) Program Clients. TOTAL BURDEN ESTIMATES jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [TANF, CW, Third Domain] Previously approved respondents for TANF & CW Instrument Total number of respondents (TANF, CW, EHS/HS) Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours with 3rd domain Diagnosis and Design Administrator interviews/focus groups ................................. Staff interviews/focus groups ............................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Jul 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 24 48 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48 378 E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 1 1 16JYN1 1 1 48 378

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Information Collection 
Activity; The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 
(Baby FACES 2020; OMB #0970-0354)

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 collect 
descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child 
Experiences Survey 2020 (Baby FACES 2020).

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 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: This information collection is to provide nationally 
representative data on Early Head Start (EHS) programs, centers, 
classrooms, staff, and families to guide program planning, technical 
assistance, and research. The proposed data collection builds upon a 
prior round of the study conducted in 2018 (Baby FACES 2018; OMB 0970-
0354) that obtained information on EHS programs at a point in time to 
better understand how program processes support relationships (e.g., 
between home visitors and parents, between parents and children, and 
between teachers and children) which are hypothesized to lead to 
improved child and family outcomes. Baby FACES 2020 has the same goals 
as Baby FACES 2018, but while the 2018 study focused on classroom-based 
relationships, the current study will take a closer look at home 
visiting processes. A new addition for this round is a measure of 
parent-child interaction which will allow exploration of hypothesized 
associations between home visitor-parent relationships and parent-child 
relationships. All other instruments are updates of those approved for 
the last round in 2018.
    Respondents: Early Head Start program directors, child care center 
directors, teachers and home visitors, and parents of enrolled 
children.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                   Total  number  Annual  number     Number of        Average
           Instrument                   of              of         responses per   burden  hours  Annual  burden
                                    respondents     respondents     respondent     per  response       hours
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Classroom/home visitor sampling              407             204               1             .17              35
 form (from EHS staff)..........
Child roster form (from EHS                  252             126               1             .33              42
 staff).........................
Parent consent form.............           2,495           1,248               1             .17             212
Parent survey...................           2,084           1,042               1             .53             552
Parent Child Report.............           2,008           1,004               1             .33             331
Staff survey (Teacher survey and           1,317             659               1             .50             330
 Home visitor survey)...........
Staff Child Report..............           1,046             523            2.13             .25             279
Program director survey.........             120              60               1             .50              30
Center director survey..........             294             147               1             .50              74
Parent child interaction........             996             498               1             .17              85
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,970.

    Authorities: Sec. 640(a)(2)(D) and Sec. 649 of the Improving 
Head Start for School Readiness Act.
    Sec. 645A and 649 of the Improving Head Start for School 
Readiness Act of 2007 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 
2017.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-15080 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-22-P