Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of an Information Strategy To Increase Enrollment in Postsecondary Education, 32024-32025 [2020-11461]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 32024 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 103 / Thursday, May 28, 2020 / Notices Appendix) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(d). The charter and contact information for the Group’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) are found at https://www.faca database.gov/FACA/apex/FACAPublic AgencyNavigation. The Group shall provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense with independent advice and recommendations related to the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and its operations. The Group shall: (a) Provide advice and recommendations on scientific, technical, intelligence, and policyrelated matters of interest to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and USSTRATCOM concerning the development and implementation of the Nation’s strategic war pans; (b) Enhancements in USSTRATCOM’s mission area responsibilities; and Other matters related to the Nation’s strategic forces, as requested by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or the Commander, USSTRATCOM. The Group shall be composed of no more than 20 members who are eminent authorities in the fields of strategic policy formulation, nuclear weapon design; national command; control, communications, intelligence, and information operations; or other important aspects of the Nation’s strategic forces. Group members who are not full-time or permanent part-time Federal civilian officers, employees, or active duty members of the Armed Forces will be appointed as experts or consultants, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, to serve as special government employee members. Group members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal civilian officers, employees, or active duty members of the Armed Forces will be appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.130(a), to serve as regular government employee members. All members of the Group are appointed to provide advice on the basis of their best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Except for reimbursement of official Group related travel and per diem, members serve without compensation. The public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Group membership about the Group’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Group. All written statements shall be submitted to the DFO for the Group, and this individual will ensure that the written VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 May 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Dated: May 22, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register,Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–11439 Filed 5–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0075] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of an Information Strategy To Increase Enrollment in Postsecondary Education National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2020–SCC–0075. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Melanie Ali, 202–245–8345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Study of An Information Strategy to Increase Enrollment in Postsecondary Education. OMB Control Number: 1850–0939. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,505. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 433. Abstract: This demonstration study will evaluate the use of a promising messaging strategy designed to help TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) grantees meet the program’s goal of increasing college enrollment. EOCs are hosted at postsecondary institutions or nonprofit organizations and generally serve low-income individuals who are 19 years and older—most of whom are potential first-generation college-goers. The study will evaluate whether systematic text messaging can enhance EOCs’ counseling services and lead to increased Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and postsecondary education enrollment rates. Across 20 EOCs, approximately 6,000 adults will be randomly assigned to receive EOCs’ typical services or to receive EOCs’ typical services plus the text messaging. E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 103 / Thursday, May 28, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 22, 2020. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–11461 Filed 5–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; SchoolBased Mental Health Services Grant Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.184H. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894–0006. SUMMARY: DATES: Applications Available: May 28, 2020. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 13, 2020. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: This competition is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. However, under 34 CFR 79.8(a), we waive intergovernmental review in order to make awards by the end of FY 2020. For the address for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768) and available at www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-201902-13/pdf/2019-02206.pdf. ADDRESSES: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Banks, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E257, Washington, DC 20202– 6450. Telephone: (202) 453–6704. Email: OESE.School.Mental.Health@ ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 May 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The SchoolBased Mental Health Services Grant Program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to increase the number of qualified (i.e., licensed, certified, well-trained, or credentialed, each as defined in this notice) mental health service providers (service providers) providing schoolbased mental health services to students in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need (as defined in this notice). Background: In the Department’s FY 2020 appropriations, Congress increased funding for the School Safety National Activities program, and included direction in the Explanatory Statement that $10 million be used to increase the number of counselors, social workers, psychologists, or other service providers who provide school-based mental health services to students. Under this competition the Department will award grants for that purpose. As indicated in the absolute priority in this notice, the focus of these grants will be increasing the number of service providers in LEAs with demonstrated need (as defined in this notice) for these services to maximize the impact given limited available funding. The Department recognizes the enhanced need for these services and providers due to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19). Supporting the mental health needs of all students remains a key focus of the Administration, and these grants will aid States and school districts in meeting their increasing local needs. Note: The provision of medical services by such service providers is not an allowable use of funds under this grant. Priorities: This notice contains one absolute priority and two competitive preference priorities. We are establishing the absolute priority, competitive preference priority 1, and part 3 of competitive preference priority 2 for the FY 2020 School-Based Mental Health Services Grant competition and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, in accordance with section 437(d)(1) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), 20 U.S.C. 1232(d)(1). In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), part 1 of competitive preference priority 2 is from the notice of final priorities published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2020 (85 FR 13640) (Administrative Priorities), and part 2 of competitive preference priority 2 is from the notice of final priority published in PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32025 the Federal Register on November 27, 2019 (84 FR 65300) (Opportunity Zones NFP). Absolute Priority: For FY 2020 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet the absolute priority. This priority is: Absolute Priority: To increase the number of qualified school-based mental health service providers in LEAs with demonstrated need. To meet this priority, SEAs must propose to increase the number of qualified school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, or other mental health professionals, including those who provide services remotely (telehealth), by implementing plans to address the recruitment and retention of service providers in LEAs with demonstrated need. To meet this priority, applicants must propose plans that include both recruitment and retention. 1. Recruitment (as defined in this notice) of school-based mental health providers for services in LEAs with demonstrated need. An applicant must propose a plan to increase the number of service providers, including service providers who offer telehealth services, serving students in LEAs with demonstrated need, such as through payment towards student loan repayments for those service providers, promoting cross-State licensing and certification reciprocity for service providers, or providing incentives for hiring, such as increased pay or flexibility or creating hybrid roles that allow for leadership, academic, or research opportunities, or induction programs. 2. Retention (as defined in this notice) of existing school-based mental health service providers in LEAs with demonstrated need. An applicant must also propose a plan to improve the likelihood that qualified service providers providing services in LEAs with demonstrated need remain in such LEAs over time. Such a plan might include career pathways programs, recognition and award programs, mentorship programs, or incentives or payment towards student loan repayment for continued service and should include considerations for service providers who offer telehealth services. 3. Demonstration of fiscal control. The applicant must propose plans that demonstrate it will ensure appropriate E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0075]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study 
of an Information Strategy To Increase Enrollment in Postsecondary 
Education

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing an extension of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2020-SCC-0075. 
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov 
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily 
accept comments at [email protected]. Please include the docket ID 
number and the title of the information collection request when 
requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, 
LBJ, Room 6W-208B, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Melanie Ali, 202-245-8345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Study of An Information Strategy to Increase 
Enrollment in Postsecondary Education.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0939.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,505.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 433.
    Abstract: This demonstration study will evaluate the use of a 
promising messaging strategy designed to help TRIO Educational 
Opportunity Center (EOC) grantees meet the program's goal of increasing 
college enrollment. EOCs are hosted at postsecondary institutions or 
nonprofit organizations and generally serve low-income individuals who 
are 19 years and older--most of whom are potential first-generation 
college-goers. The study will evaluate whether systematic text 
messaging can enhance EOCs' counseling services and lead to increased 
Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and postsecondary 
education enrollment rates. Across 20 EOCs, approximately 6,000 adults 
will be randomly assigned to receive EOCs' typical services or to 
receive EOCs' typical services plus the text messaging.


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    Dated: May 22, 2020.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2020-11461 Filed 5-27-20; 8:45 am]
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