Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Program-Specific Performance Progress Report (0970-0490), 37880 [2019-16518]

Download as PDF 37880 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Program-Specific Performance Progress Report (0970– 0490) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: This Notice describes the proposal to extend data collection under the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Generic ProgramSpecific Performance Progress Report (PPR) (0970–0490). This overarching generic allows ACF program offices to collect performance and progress data from recipients and sub-recipients who receive funding from ACF under a discretionary grant or cooperative agreement. This information is required under 45 CFR 75.342, monitoring and reporting program performance. The generic program-specific PPR was originally approved in January 2017. 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 SUMMARY: 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 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: ACF is primarily a grantmaking agency that promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with partnerships, funding, guidance, training and technical assistance. Prior to the use of this generic program-specific PPR, a standard ACF PPR (#0970–0406) was used for all ACF discretionary grant and cooperative agreement awards for post award reporting. Historically, on the standard ACF PPR form, ACF required grantees to only respond to a common set of broad questions, which often solicited qualitative or incomplete information. This one-size-fits-all approach did not adequately collect the specific data needed for particular grant programs or allow program offices to assess continuous quality improvement. Different grant programs vary in purpose, target population, and activities. Therefore, a need for program offices to customize performance measurements was identified and the generic program-specific PPR was developed. ACF program offices have benefited from the ability to create and use a program-specific PPR that is more effective and includes specific data elements that reflects a specific program’s indicators, demographics, priorities and objectives. A generic program-specific PPR that can be tailored for program-specific needs allows program offices to collect useful data in a uniform and systematic manner. The reporting format allows program offices to gather uniform program performance data from each grantee, allowing aggregation at the program level to calculate outputs and outcomes, providing a snapshot and allowing for longitudinal analysis. Data from a tailored program-specific PPR that demonstrates a program’s successes and challenges have been useful for accountability purposes, such as required reports to Congress. Moreover, it has been useful for program management and oversight, such as identifying grantees’ technical assistance needs and ensuring compliance with Federal and programmatic regulations and policies. Respondents: ACF Grantees jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Total burden hours Program Specific PPRs ................................................................................... 2,000 2 1 4,000 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4000. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Aug 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 Notice of reallotment of FY 2019 to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. ACTION: Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. AOD intends to reallot funds under the authority of Section 122(e) and Section 142(a)(1) of the Development Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, (Pub. L. 106–402) which states: ‘‘If the Secretary determines that an amount of an allotment to a State for a period (of a fiscal year or longer) will not be required by the State during the period for the purpose for which the allotment was made, the Secretary may reallot the amount.’’ AOD will be reallotting FY 2019 funds awarded to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) located within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This determination is based on the limited reported expenditures [FR Doc. 2019–16518 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–79–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Reallotment of FY 2019 Funds Administration on Disabilities (AoD), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Program-
Specific Performance Progress Report (0970-0490)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration 
for Children and Families; HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: This Notice describes the proposal to extend data collection 
under the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Generic 
Program-Specific Performance Progress Report (PPR) (0970-0490). This 
overarching generic allows ACF program offices to collect performance 
and progress data from recipients and sub-recipients who receive 
funding from ACF under a discretionary grant or cooperative agreement. 
This information is required under 45 CFR 75.342, monitoring and 
reporting program performance. The generic program-specific PPR was 
originally approved in January 2017.

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 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: ACF is primarily a grant-making agency that promotes 
the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals 
and communities with partnerships, funding, guidance, training and 
technical assistance. Prior to the use of this generic program-specific 
PPR, a standard ACF PPR (#0970-0406) was used for all ACF discretionary 
grant and cooperative agreement awards for post award reporting. 
Historically, on the standard ACF PPR form, ACF required grantees to 
only respond to a common set of broad questions, which often solicited 
qualitative or incomplete information. This one-size-fits-all approach 
did not adequately collect the specific data needed for particular 
grant programs or allow program offices to assess continuous quality 
improvement. Different grant programs vary in purpose, target 
population, and activities. Therefore, a need for program offices to 
customize performance measurements was identified and the generic 
program-specific PPR was developed.
    ACF program offices have benefited from the ability to create and 
use a program-specific PPR that is more effective and includes specific 
data elements that reflects a specific program's indicators, 
demographics, priorities and objectives.
    A generic program-specific PPR that can be tailored for program-
specific needs allows program offices to collect useful data in a 
uniform and systematic manner. The reporting format allows program 
offices to gather uniform program performance data from each grantee, 
allowing aggregation at the program level to calculate outputs and 
outcomes, providing a snapshot and allowing for longitudinal analysis.
    Data from a tailored program-specific PPR that demonstrates a 
program's successes and challenges have been useful for accountability 
purposes, such as required reports to Congress. Moreover, it has been 
useful for program management and oversight, such as identifying 
grantees' technical assistance needs and ensuring compliance with 
Federal and programmatic regulations and policies.
    Respondents: ACF Grantees

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per       hour per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Program Specific PPRs.......................           2,000                2                1            4,000
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4000.
    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.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-16518 Filed 8-1-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-79-P