Proposed Continued Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, Part Two (OMB Number: 0970-0494), 52506-52507 [2019-21361]

Download as PDF 52506 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB No.: 0970–0492) Office of Community Services; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration of Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting a three-year extension with minor changes of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB No.: 0970–0492, expiration 1/31/ SUMMARY: 2020). This request will support the currently utilized CSBG Annual Report, comprised of Modules 1–4, and incorporates performance management. SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street Description: Module 1 includes minor edits to align with the revised, and OMB approved, CSBG State Plan (OMB No. 0970–0382). Module 2, Module 3, and Module 4 include only technical updates for ease and clarity of current reporting. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained by visiting: http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/ programs/csbg. Respondents: State governments, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories and CSBG eligible entities (Community Action Agencies). ADDRESSES: ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument CSBG Annual Report (States) ......................................................................... CSBG Annual Report (Eligible Entities) .......................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 258,998. 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 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: 112 Stat. 2729; 42 U.S.C. 9902(2). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2019–21416 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–27–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 52 1,035 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Continued Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, Part Two (OMB Number: 0970–0494) Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the previously approved forms that include satisfaction surveys; surveys to assess jurisdiction’s foundational capacity; a workshop follow-up survey; webinar and online learning registration forms; and service-specific feedback forms and interview protocol (OMB Number: 0970–0494, expiration March 31, 2020). This request includes one new innovation survey, and requests minor changes to the webinar and online learning registration forms. Three instruments from the original approval are not included with this request. This requested extension relates to a second set of instruments, which are part of a larger data collection effort being SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response 164 242 Annual burden hours 8,528 250,470 conducted for the evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. An extension request for the first group of evaluation instruments was submitted on April 24, 2019, (OMB Number: 0970–0484, FR, 84(79)). 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 infocollection@ 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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative is sponsored by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Capacity Building Collaborative includes three centers E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 52507 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices (Center for States, Center for Tribes, and Center for Courts) funded by the Children’s Bureau to provide national child welfare expertise and evidenceinformed training and technical assistance services to state, tribal, and territorial public child welfare agencies and Court Improvement Programs (CIPs). The Centers offer a wide array of services including, but not limited to: Web-based content and resources, product development and dissemination, self-directed and groupbased training, virtual learning and peer networking events, and tailored consultation and coaching. During the project period, Center services are evaluated by both Center-specific evaluations and a Cross-Center Evaluation. The Center-specific evaluations are designed to collect data on Center-specific processes and outcomes, which are used to support service delivery and continuous quality improvement. The Cross-Center Evaluation is designed to respond to a set of cross-cutting evaluation questions posed by the Children’s Bureau, which examines: How and to what extent key partners across and within Centers collaborate; whether Center capacity building service interventions are evaluable; the degree to which Centers follow common protocols; what service interventions are delivered and which jurisdictions participate; how satisfied recipients are with services; what outcomes are achieved in jurisdictions receiving Center services and under what conditions are services effective; and what are the costs of services. The Cross-Center Evaluation uses a longitudinal, mixed methods approach to evaluate Center services as they develop and mature over the study period. Multiple data collection strategies are used to efficiently capture quantitative and qualitative data to enable analyses that address each evaluation question. Cross-Center Evaluation data sources for this effort for which an extension is being sought include: (1) A foundational assessment to capture contextual data regarding the organizational health and functioning of child welfare agencies and courts; (2) a workshop follow-up survey that examines short-term and intermediate outcomes among CIPs that receive different levels of tailored services following continuous quality improvement (CQI) workshops; and (3) a tailored services satisfaction survey. Center-specific data sources for this effort include: (1) Registration forms for webinar registration and CapLearn, a learning management system; and (2) service-specific feedback forms and interviews, such as the Center for States Tailored Services interview protocol, the Center for States Innovation survey, and the Center for Courts Universal and Constituency Services survey. Respondents: (1) Child welfare agency staff and stakeholders who receive services from the Centers; and (2) CIP coordinators, CIP Directors, and other project staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours Foundational Assessment Survey ....................................... CQI Workshop Follow-Up Survey ........................................ Tailored Services Satisfaction Survey ................................. CapLearn Registration ......................................................... Webinar Registration ........................................................... Center for Courts: Universal and Constituency Services .... Center for States: Tailored Services Interviews .................. Center for States: Assessment and Workplanning Survey Center for States: Innovation Survey .................................. 831 144 1,386 1,800 13,950 312 180 450 150 277 48 462 600 4,650 104 60 150 50 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 .1 .12 .083 .083 .03 .41 1 .25 .083 28 12 38 50 140 43 60 38 4 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 413 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 413. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5106. ACTION: Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [Docket No.: HHS–ACF–2019–0005] RIN 0970–ZA15 Improving Access to Affordable, High Quality Child Care: Request for Information Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As part of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) commitment to supporting working families and promoting the healthy development and well-being of children, ACF is seeking input from the public and interested stakeholders on strategies to improve access to high quality, affordable child care in the U.S. Child care is one of the biggest expenses a family faces and can be a barrier to work. The average cost of center-based infant child care in 28 states is more than college tuition. At the same time, child care settings are a place of learning and education for children from the time they are infants and toddlers through their school-age years. Access to high quality learning opportunities lays the foundation for children’s development and, ultimately, SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2019–21361 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Notice; request for information. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 2, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Continued Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of 
the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, Part Two (OMB 
Number: 0970-0494)

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, 
HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting a three-year extension of the previously approved forms that 
include satisfaction surveys; surveys to assess jurisdiction's 
foundational capacity; a workshop follow-up survey; webinar and online 
learning registration forms; and service-specific feedback forms and 
interview protocol (OMB Number: 0970-0494, expiration March 31, 2020). 
This request includes one new innovation survey, and requests minor 
changes to the webinar and online learning registration forms. Three 
instruments from the original approval are not included with this 
request. This requested extension relates to a second set of 
instruments, which are part of a larger data collection effort being 
conducted for the evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building 
Collaborative. An extension request for the first group of evaluation 
instruments was submitted on April 24, 2019, (OMB Number: 0970-0484, 
FR, 84(79)).

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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: The Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building 
Collaborative is sponsored by the Children's Bureau, Administration for 
Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services. The Capacity Building Collaborative includes three centers

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(Center for States, Center for Tribes, and Center for Courts) funded by 
the Children's Bureau to provide national child welfare expertise and 
evidence-informed training and technical assistance services to state, 
tribal, and territorial public child welfare agencies and Court 
Improvement Programs (CIPs). The Centers offer a wide array of services 
including, but not limited to: Web-based content and resources, product 
development and dissemination, self-directed and group-based training, 
virtual learning and peer networking events, and tailored consultation 
and coaching. During the project period, Center services are evaluated 
by both Center-specific evaluations and a Cross-Center Evaluation. The 
Center-specific evaluations are designed to collect data on Center-
specific processes and outcomes, which are used to support service 
delivery and continuous quality improvement. The Cross-Center 
Evaluation is designed to respond to a set of cross-cutting evaluation 
questions posed by the Children's Bureau, which examines: How and to 
what extent key partners across and within Centers collaborate; whether 
Center capacity building service interventions are evaluable; the 
degree to which Centers follow common protocols; what service 
interventions are delivered and which jurisdictions participate; how 
satisfied recipients are with services; what outcomes are achieved in 
jurisdictions receiving Center services and under what conditions are 
services effective; and what are the costs of services.
    The Cross-Center Evaluation uses a longitudinal, mixed methods 
approach to evaluate Center services as they develop and mature over 
the study period. Multiple data collection strategies are used to 
efficiently capture quantitative and qualitative data to enable 
analyses that address each evaluation question. Cross-Center Evaluation 
data sources for this effort for which an extension is being sought 
include: (1) A foundational assessment to capture contextual data 
regarding the organizational health and functioning of child welfare 
agencies and courts; (2) a workshop follow-up survey that examines 
short-term and intermediate outcomes among CIPs that receive different 
levels of tailored services following continuous quality improvement 
(CQI) workshops; and (3) a tailored services satisfaction survey. 
Center-specific data sources for this effort include: (1) Registration 
forms for webinar registration and CapLearn, a learning management 
system; and (2) service-specific feedback forms and interviews, such as 
the Center for States Tailored Services interview protocol, the Center 
for States Innovation survey, and the Center for Courts Universal and 
Constituency Services survey.
    Respondents: (1) Child welfare agency staff and stakeholders who 
receive services from the Centers; and (2) CIP coordinators, CIP 
Directors, and other project staff.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Total annual
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response      burden hours
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Foundational Assessment Survey..             831             277               1              .1              28
CQI Workshop Follow-Up Survey...             144              48               2             .12              12
Tailored Services Satisfaction             1,386             462               1            .083              38
 Survey.........................
CapLearn Registration...........           1,800             600               1            .083              50
Webinar Registration............          13,950           4,650               1             .03             140
Center for Courts: Universal and             312             104               1             .41              43
 Constituency Services..........
Center for States: Tailored                  180              60               1               1              60
 Services Interviews............
Center for States: Assessment                450             150               1             .25              38
 and Workplanning Survey........
Center for States: Innovation                150              50               1            .083               4
 Survey.........................
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             413
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 413.
    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:  42 U.S.C. 5106.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-21361 Filed 10-1-19; 8:45 am]
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