Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application, 36385 [2020-12946]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 16, 2020 / Notices Authority: Pub. L. 107–279, Title III— National Assessment of Educational Progress § 301. Lesley Muldoon, Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2020–12952 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0077] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), 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 August 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2020–SCC–0077. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// 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–208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Christopher Tate, 202–453–6047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in lotter on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application. OMB Control Number: 1810–0743. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 260. Abstract: This is a request for regular approval of an information collection. On April 23, 2020 the Department was granted approval for this information collection that solicited from State educational agencies (SEAs) applications for funding under section 18003 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). The ESSER Fund awards grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. LEAs must provide equitable services to students and teachers in non-public PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36385 schools as required under the CARES Act. On June 5, 2020, a change to the emergency collection was approved in order to allow ED to provide clarity on the reporting requirements for the ESSER Fund. The Department is seeking public comment for this collection in order to comply with the terms of clearance. Dated: June 11, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–12946 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance on State Data Collection—National Technical Assistance Center To Improve State Capacity To Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Part B and Part C Fiscal Data Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for a National Technical Assistance Center to Improve State Capacity to Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Part B and Part C Fiscal Data (Fiscal Data Center), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.373F. The Fiscal Data Center will provide technical assistance (TA) to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Fiscal Data Center will support States in collecting, reporting, and determining how to best analyze and use their IDEA Parts B and C fiscal data to establish and meet high expectations for each child with a disability and will customize its TA to meet each State’s specific needs. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894–0006. DATES: Applications Available: June 16, 2020. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 31, 2020. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0077]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), 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 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2020-SCC-0077. 
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://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 Christopher Tate, 202-453-6047.

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: Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund 
Application.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0743.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 260.
    Abstract: This is a request for regular approval of an information 
collection. On April 23, 2020 the Department was granted approval for 
this information collection that solicited from State educational 
agencies (SEAs) applications for funding under section 18003 of the 
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the 
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). The 
ESSER Fund awards grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) for the 
purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including 
charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address 
the impact that Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and 
continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the 
nation. LEAs must provide equitable services to students and teachers 
in non-public schools as required under the CARES Act. On June 5, 2020, 
a change to the emergency collection was approved in order to allow ED 
to provide clarity on the reporting requirements for the ESSER Fund. 
The Department is seeking public comment for this collection in order 
to comply with the terms of clearance.

    Dated: June 11, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
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