Submission for OMB Review; Formative Evaluation of Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (New Collection), 6953-6954 [2020-02315]

Download as PDF 6953 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices Agenda for Healthy Work Design and Well-Being (84 FR 8871). NIOSH received comments from eleven commenters. These commenters included academia, professional organizations, and the general public. All comments received were carefully reviewed and addressed where appropriate by the NORA Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Cross-Sector Council. Throughout the final document, the descriptive text and accompanying research objectives were revised and expanded in response to comments, usually to clarify meaning or add nuance. Among the changes, the background under Objective 2: Improve the Safety, Health, and Well-Being of Workers with Non-Standard Work Arrangements, was expanded to include additional survey data, discussion of holding multiple jobs simultaneously, and the connection between nonstandard work arrangements and chronic opioid use. The research gaps were revised and expanded accordingly. The Council also clarified that interactions among research strategies aiming to address individual objectives are encouraged even when not explicitly noted as a means to identify and address solutions at the intersections of the objectives. A Response to Public Comment document can be found in the Supporting Documents tab for this docket on www.regulations.gov. John J. Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2020–02328 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; 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 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. Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the SUMMARY: 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 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 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 .. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 111 72 99 8 56 36 50 4 1 1 1 1 0.58 0.58 0.58 1 32 21 29 4 16 8 1 1 8 192 96 1 1.5 144 312 7 16 156 4 8 1 1 1 1.5 1 1 234 4 8 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 6954 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Interview guide for PHA administrator and FUP liaison ...... Focus group guide for youth ................................................ Administrative data list ......................................................... 16 96 24 8 48 12 1 1 1 1 1.5 5 8 72 60 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 624 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 624. 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. 2020–02315 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number: 93.587] Notice for Public Comment on Administration for Native Americans’ Program Policies Relating to the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance—Esther Martinez Immersion Funding Opportunity Administration for Native Americans (ANA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice for public comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, the ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules and general statements of policy and to give notice of the proposed changes no less than 30 days before such changes become effective. In accordance with the notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes proposed general statements of policy that relate to the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance—Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in fiscal year (FY) 2020. DATES: Comments are due by March 9, 2020. If ANA does not receive any significant comments on the statements of policy within the 30-day comment period, ANA will proceed with the proposed changes in the published SUMMARY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Annual number of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 FOA. The FOA will serve as the final notice of these proposed changes. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to Carmelia Strickland, Director of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201 or via email: ANAComments@ acf.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carmelia Strickland, Director, Division of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: (877) 922–9262; Email: ANAComments@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 814 of NAPA, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 2992b–1) incorporates provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act that require ANA to provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules and statements of policy and to seek public comment on such proposals. ANA voluntarily provides notices of its rules of practice and procedure in an effort to be transparent. ANA published a notice in the Federal Register on December 27, 2019, located at 84 FR 71428, pages 71428–71430, that lays out changes ANA intends to implement in its FOAs for FY 2020. This notice provides information on additional changes that will be implemented in the FY 2020 EMI FOA. ANA’s past FOAs can be accessed at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/ foa/office/ana or http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/. Synopses and application forms will be available on https://www.grants.gov. 1. On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act (Reauthorization Act). The statute amended NAPA to allow ANA to set the project period of EMI grants to up to 60 months. Because of the complexity of language grants that provide immersion instruction and because Native American communities are most knowledgeable about their language programs and the length of time necessary to implement them, ANA has determined to use this new authority to PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 give tribes maximum flexibility on the length of their grant and allow the project period for the FY 2020 EMI grants to be up to 60 months. Previously, awards were limited to a 36month project period. FY 2020 awards will be made for a project period of 36 months, 48 months, or 60 months. An initial award will be for a 12-month budget period. Non-competing continuation (NCC) awards will be awarded on the basis of annual NCC applications, availability of funds, satisfactory progress, on-time completion of grant reporting requirements, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the government. 2. ANA had intended to accept applications for the EMI grants for 90 days, in-line with its other grants. However, because ANA is making additional changes to the EMI grant to implement the Reauthorization Act, ANA will reduce the period for accepting applications in order to issue the EMI awards in a timely manner. The EMI FOA, HHS–2018–ACF–ANA–NB– 1343, will accept applications for 60 days from the date it is published on Grants.gov. 3. ANA plans to change the order of the publication of the FOAs. In the Notice of Public Comment published on December 27, 2019, 84 FR 71428, pages 71428–71430, Supplementary Information, ANA stated that it planned to publish the FOAs for the EMI, Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M), and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) grants first and then allow a 2-week period before the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) and Social and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS–AK) FOAs were published. However, because of the changes to the EMI grant described above, ANA will need additional time to publish the EMI FOA. In order to continue to stagger the submission deadlines, ANA has decided it will publish the P&M, ERE, and SEDS–AK FOAs first and then allow a 2-week period before the SEDS and EMI FOAs are published. As this is a change in E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; 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 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: 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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                                   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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PHA survey......................             111              56               1            0.58              32
PCWA survey.....................              72              36               1            0.58              21
CoC survey......................              99              50               1            0.58              29
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..

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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.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             624
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 624.

    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. 2020-02315 Filed 2-5-20; 8:45 am]
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