Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act, Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement (SIP, MSI, FIPSE), 33638-33639 [2020-11895]

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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 August 3, 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–0082. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Gaby Watts, 202–453–7195. 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: CARES Act, Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement (SIP, MSI, FIPSE). OMB Control Number: 1840–0843. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,620. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,620. E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 106 / Tuesday, June 2, 2020 / Notices Abstract: Section 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116–136 (March 27, 2020), authorizes the Secretary to make awards under parts A and B of title III, parts A and B of title V, and subpart 4 of part A of title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (‘‘HEA’’), to address needs directly related to the coronavirus. These awards are in addition to awards made in Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act, Pub. authorizes the Secretary to allocate funds for part B of Title VII of the HEA, for institutions of higher education (IHEs) that the Secretary determines have the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus. This information collection request (ICR) includes the certifications, and in some cases additional data, that IHEs must submit to request funds allocated under Sections 18004(a)(2) and 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act. This ICR was previously approved as an emergency clearance in order to comply with the requirements of the CARES Act and expedite the release of funds to IHEs and students with pressing financial needs due to the pandemic. Dated: May 28, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–11895 Filed 6–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Annual Updates to the IncomeContingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2020—William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2020 to give notice to borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2020–2021 year under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.063. DATES: The adjustments to the income percentage factors for the ICR plan formula contained in this notice are applicable from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, for any borrower who enters the ICR plan or has his or her monthly khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:46 Jun 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 payment amount recalculated under the ICR plan during that period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Sturlaugson, U.S. Department of Education, 830 First Street NE, Room 113H3, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 377–4174. Email: travis.sturlaugson@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Direct Loan Program, borrowers may choose to repay their non-defaulted loans (Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students, and Direct Consolidation Loans) under the ICR plan. The ICR plan bases the borrower’s repayment amount on the borrower’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), family size, loan amount, and the interest rate applicable to each of the borrower’s loans. ICR is one of several income-driven repayment plans. Other income-driven repayment plans include the IncomeBased Repayment (IBR) plan, the Pay As You Earn Repayment (PAYE) plan, and the Revised Pay As You Earn Repayment (REPAYE) plan. The IBR, PAYE, and REPAYE plans provide lower payment amounts than the ICR plan for most borrowers. A Direct Loan borrower who repays under the ICR plan pays the lesser of: (1) The monthly amount that would be required over a 12-year repayment period with fixed payments, multiplied by an income percentage factor; or (2) 20 percent of discretionary income. Each year, to reflect changes in inflation, we adjust the income percentage factor used to calculate a borrower’s ICR payment, as required by 34 CFR 685.209(b)(1)(ii)(A). We use the adjusted income percentage factors to calculate a borrower’s monthly ICR payment amount when the borrower initially applies for the ICR plan or when the borrower submits his or her annual income documentation, as required under the ICR plan. This notice contains the adjusted income percentage factors for 2020, examples of how the monthly payment amount in ICR is calculated, and charts showing sample repayment amounts based on the adjusted ICR plan formula. This information is included in the following three attachments: • Attachment 1—Income Percentage Factors for 2020 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33639 • Attachment 2—Examples of the Calculations of Monthly Repayment Amounts • Attachment 3—Charts Showing Sample Repayment Amounts for Single and Married Borrowers In Attachment 1, to reflect changes in inflation, we updated the income percentage factors that were published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23539). Specifically, we have revised the table of income percentage factors by changing the dollar amounts of the incomes shown by a percentage equal to the estimated percentage change between the not-seasonallyadjusted Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for December 2019 and December 2020. The income percentage factors reflected in Attachment 1 may cause a borrower’s payments to be lower than they were in prior years, even if the borrower’s income is the same as in the prior year. The revised repayment amount more accurately reflects the impact of inflation on the borrower’s current ability to repay. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site, you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087 et seq. Mark A. Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. Attachment 1—Income Percentage Factors for 2020 E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 106 (Tuesday, June 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33638-33639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11895]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0082]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES 
Act, Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement (SIP, MSI, FIPSE)

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), 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 
August 3, 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-0082. 
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-208D, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Gaby Watts, 202-453-7195.

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: CARES Act, Recipient's Funding Certification 
and Agreement (SIP, MSI, FIPSE).
    OMB Control Number: 1840-0843.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; 
Private Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,620.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,620.

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    Abstract: Section 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136 
(March 27, 2020), authorizes the Secretary to make awards under parts A 
and B of title III, parts A and B of title V, and subpart 4 of part A 
of title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (``HEA''), 
to address needs directly related to the coronavirus. These awards are 
in addition to awards made in Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 
Section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act, Pub. authorizes the Secretary to 
allocate funds for part B of Title VII of the HEA, for institutions of 
higher education (IHEs) that the Secretary determines have the greatest 
unmet needs related to coronavirus.
    This information collection request (ICR) includes the 
certifications, and in some cases additional data, that IHEs must 
submit to request funds allocated under Sections 18004(a)(2) and 
18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act. This ICR was previously approved as an 
emergency clearance in order to comply with the requirements of the 
CARES Act and expedite the release of funds to IHEs and students with 
pressing financial needs due to the pandemic.

    Dated: May 28, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-11895 Filed 6-1-20; 8:45 am]
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