Proposed Information Collection Activity; Formative Evaluation of Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (New Collection), 52511 [2019-21452]

Download as PDF 52511 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; Formative Evaluation of Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation is requesting public comment on data collection activities as part of the Formative Evaluation of Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care. The purpose of the request is to conduct information collection activities, including an online survey, interviews, and focus group discussions. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of SUMMARY: the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 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 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: The ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation is proposing a new information collection. The information collection activities are part of the Formative Evaluation of Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care. The purpose of the request is to conduct information collection activities, which consist of an online survey of FUP liaisons from agencies and organizations serving transition-age youth in foster care and site visits to selected agencies and organizations that have allocated a significant number of FUP vouchers to youth. During site visits, staff from the Urban Institute and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago will interview agency and program leaders, frontline staff, and participants. The information collection also includes collection of administrative data from sites selected for visits. This descriptive work will capture how FUP for youth has been administered on the ground, how eligible youth are identified and referred by the public child welfare agency (PCWA), barriers to obtaining a voucher or leasing-up into housing, what public housing authorities (PHAs) and public child welfare agencies have done to streamline the application process, and other aspects of program operations. The activities and products from this project will help ACF to fulfill its ongoing legislative mandate for program evaluation specified in the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Respondents: PCWA and PHA agency administrators, program managers/FUP liaisons, front-line staff, and young adults being served by FUP. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument PHA survey .......................................................................... PCWA survey ....................................................................... CoC survey .......................................................................... Interview guide for FSS manager ........................................ Interview guide for CoC lead organization administrator and FUP liaison ................................................................ Focus group guide for PHA intake workers and case managers ................................................................................. Focus group guide for PCWA caseworkers, referring partners, and service provider partners ................................. Interview guide for service provider FUP leads .................. Interview guide for PCWA administrator and FUP liaison .. Interview guide for PHA administrator and FUP liaison ...... Focus group guide for youth ................................................ Administrative data list ......................................................... Total .............................................................................. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 630. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Annual burden hours 111 72 99 8 56 36 50 4 1 1 1 1 0.62 0.62 0.62 1 35 22 31 4 16 8 1 1 8 192 96 1 1.5 144 312 7 16 16 96 24 156 4 8 8 48 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1 1 1 1.5 5 234 4 8 8 72 60 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 630 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. PO 00000 Average burden hours per response Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: Title IV–E of the Social Security Act, IV–E § 477(g)(1–2), as amended by the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–21452 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Formative Evaluation of 
Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out 
of Foster Care (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), Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation is requesting public comment on data 
collection activities as part of the Formative Evaluation of Family 
Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of 
Foster Care. The purpose of the request is to conduct information 
collection activities, including an online survey, interviews, and 
focus group discussions.

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 (ACF) 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: The ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation 
is proposing a new information collection. The information collection 
activities are part of the Formative Evaluation of Family Unification 
Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care. The 
purpose of the request is to conduct information collection activities, 
which consist of an online survey of FUP liaisons from agencies and 
organizations serving transition-age youth in foster care and site 
visits to selected agencies and organizations that have allocated a 
significant number of FUP vouchers to youth. During site visits, staff 
from the Urban Institute and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago 
will interview agency and program leaders, frontline staff, and 
participants. The information collection also includes collection of 
administrative data from sites selected for visits. This descriptive 
work will capture how FUP for youth has been administered on the 
ground, how eligible youth are identified and referred by the public 
child welfare agency (PCWA), barriers to obtaining a voucher or 
leasing-up into housing, what public housing authorities (PHAs) and 
public child welfare agencies have done to streamline the application 
process, and other aspects of program operations. The activities and 
products from this project will help ACF to fulfill its ongoing 
legislative mandate for program evaluation specified in the Foster Care 
Independence Act of 1999.
    Respondents: PCWA and PHA agency administrators, program managers/
FUP liaisons, front-line staff, and young adults being served by FUP.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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PHA survey......................             111              56               1            0.62              35
PCWA survey.....................              72              36               1            0.62              22
CoC survey......................              99              50               1            0.62              31
Interview guide for FSS manager.               8               4               1               1               4
Interview guide for CoC lead                  16               8               1               1               8
 organization administrator and
 FUP liaison....................
Focus group guide for PHA intake             192              96               1             1.5             144
 workers and case managers......
Focus group guide for PCWA                   312             156               1             1.5             234
 caseworkers, referring
 partners, and service provider
 partners.......................
Interview guide for service                    7               4               1               1               4
 provider FUP leads.............
Interview guide for PCWA                      16               8               1               1               8
 administrator and FUP liaison..
Interview guide for PHA                       16               8               1               1               8
 administrator and FUP liaison..
Focus group guide for youth.....              96              48               1             1.5              72
Administrative data list........              24              12               1               5              60
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             630
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 630.
    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: Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, IV-E Sec.  
477(g)(1-2), as amended by the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-21452 Filed 10-1-19; 8:45 am]
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