Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 21st CCLC 4201(b)(1) Waiver Request, 55002-55003 [2020-19474]

Download as PDF 55002 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / Notices process for commenting on the State website. The Assistant Secretary reviewed the SEAs’ requests for a GEPA section 421(b) waiver and determined that the following SEAs met the requirements for a GEPA section 421(b) waiver on the dates indicated below: State grants authorized by Title II of WIOA (AEFLA): • District of Columbia State Board of Education, August 3, 2020; and • Pennsylvania Department of Education, August 12, 2020. The Assistant Secretary also announced the waiver decisions at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ ovae/pi/covid19/index.html. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program 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 the 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. Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education. [FR Doc. 2020–19445 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0141] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 21st CCLC 4201(b)(1) Waiver Request 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection. DATES: OMB approved this information collection under emergency processing on August 27, 2020. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 2, 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–0141. 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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Miriam Lund, 202–401–2871. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 21st CCLC 4201(b)(1) Waiver Request. OMB Control Number: 1810–0746. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 159. Abstract: The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program intends to offer a waiver available to State education agencies (SEAs) based on section 8401 [20 U.S.C. 7861] of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 to allow SEAs to waive the definition of Community Learning Center(s) for implementation of services during ‘‘nonschool hours or periods when school is not in session (such as before and after school or during summer recess)’’ per section 4201(b)(1)(A) [20 U.S.C. 7171] for 21st CCLC programs in school year 2020–2021. The purpose for this new collection is to collect waiver requests from each State wishing to take advantage of the waiver. This collection is being submitted under the regular clearance process for information collection. Therefore, the 60-day public comment period notice is published for this information collection request. This information collection will allow SEAs to request a waiver of section 4201(b)(1)(A). ED previously requested an emergency clearance because schools are already opening or will be opening very soon, and the flexibility offered through a waiver will enable SEAs and subgrantees to better meet the needs of students through more nimble 21st CCLC programs. The approved collection will allow ED to collect waiver requests without delays in providing support for SEAs, LEAs, and schools. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / Notices Dated: August 31, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–19474 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information To Be Verified for the 2021–2022 Award Year Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. For each award year, the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a notice announcing the FAFSA information that an institution and an applicant may be required to verify, as well as the acceptable documentation for verifying FAFSA information. This is the notice for the SUMMARY: 2021–2022 award year, CFDA numbers 84.007, 84.033, 84.063, and 84.268. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacquelyn C. Butler, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 294–10, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 453–6088. Email: Jacquelyn.Butler@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: If the Secretary selects an applicant for verification, the applicant’s Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) includes flags that indicate (1) that the applicant has been selected by the Secretary for verification and (2) the Verification Tracking Group in which the applicant has been placed. The Verification Tracking Group indicates which FAFSA information needs to be verified for the applicant and, if appropriate, for the applicant’s parent(s) or spouse. The Student Aid Report (SAR) provided to the applicant will indicate that the applicant’s FAFSA jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FAFSA Information 55003 information has been selected for verification and direct the applicant to contact the institution for further instructions for completing the verification process. For the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 award years, the Secretary has issued and continue to issue guidance that provide flexibilities to the verification regulations to help institutions and applicants deal with the challenges resulting from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID–19) pandemic. The Secretary will extend the effective period of its guidance to include the 2021–2022 award year if circumstances warrant an extension and will inform the public of such an extension at the appropriate time. The following chart lists, for the 2021–2022 award year, the FAFSA information that an institution and an applicant and, if appropriate, the applicant’s parent(s) or spouse may be required to verify under 34 CFR 668.56. The chart also lists the acceptable documentation that must, under § 668.57, be provided to an institution for that information to be verified. Acceptable documentation Income information for tax filers: a. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) b. U.S. Income Tax Paid c. Untaxed Portions of IRA Distributions and Pensions d. IRA Deductions and Payments e. Tax Exempt Interest Income f. Education Credits (1) 2019 tax account information of the tax filer that the Secretary has identified as having been obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and that has not been changed after the information was obtained from the IRS; (2) A transcript 1 obtained at no cost from the IRS or other relevant tax authority of a U.S. territory (Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands) or commonwealth (Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands), or a foreign government that lists 2019 tax account information of the tax filer; or (3) A copy of the income tax return 1 and the applicable schedules 1 that were filed with the IRS or other relevant tax authority of a U.S. territory, or a foreign government that lists 2019 tax account information of the tax filer. Income information for tax filers with special circumstances: a. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) b. U.S. Income Tax Paid c. Untaxed Portions of IRA Distributions and Pensions d. IRA Deductions and Payments e. Tax Exempt Interest Income f. Education Credits (1) For a student, or the parent(s) of a dependent student, who filed a 2019 joint income tax return and whose income is used in the calculation of the applicant’s expected family contribution and who at the time the FAFSA was completed was separated, divorced, widowed, or married to someone other than the individual included on the 2019 joint income tax return— (a) A transcript obtained from the IRS orother relevant tax authority thatlists 2019 tax account information ofthe tax filer(s); or (b) A copy of the income tax return and the applicable schedules that were filed with the IRS or other relevant tax authority that lists 2019 tax account information of the tax filer(s); and (c) A copy of IRS Form W–2 2 for each source of 2019 employment income received or an equivalent document.2 (2) For an individual who is required to file a 2019 IRS income tax return and has been granted a filing extension by the IRS beyond the automatic six-month extension for tax year 2019— (a) A copy of the IRS’s approval of an extension beyond the automatic six-month extension for tax year 2019 3; (b) Verification of nonfiling 4 from the IRS dated on or after October 1, 2020; (c) A copy of IRS Form W–2 2 for each source of 2019 employment income received or an equivalent document 2; and (d) If self-employed, a signed statement certifying the amount of AGI and U.S. income tax paid for tax year 2019. Note: An institution may require that, after the income tax return is filed, an individual granted a filing extension beyond the automatic six-month extension submit tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, by obtaining a transcript from the IRS, or by submitting a copy of the income tax return and the applicable schedules that were filed with the IRS that lists 2019 tax account information. When an institution receives such information, it must be used to reverify the income and tax information reported on the FAFSA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 172 (Thursday, September 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55002-55003]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19474]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0141]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 21st 
CCLC 4201(b)(1) Waiver Request

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 
requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an 
emergency review of a new information collection.

DATES: OMB approved this information collection under emergency 
processing on August 27, 2020. A regular clearance process is also 
hereby being initiated. Interested persons are invited to submit 
comments on or before November 2, 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-0141. 
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 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Miriam Lund, 202-401-2871.

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: 21st CCLC 4201(b)(1) Waiver Request.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0746.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 159.
    Abstract: The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers 
(21st CCLC) grant program intends to offer a waiver available to State 
education agencies (SEAs) based on section 8401 [20 U.S.C. 7861] of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the Every 
Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 to allow SEAs to waive the 
definition of Community Learning Center(s) for implementation of 
services during ``nonschool hours or periods when school is not in 
session (such as before and after school or during summer recess)'' per 
section 4201(b)(1)(A) [20 U.S.C. 7171] for 21st CCLC programs in school 
year 2020-2021. The purpose for this new collection is to collect 
waiver requests from each State wishing to take advantage of the 
waiver.
    This collection is being submitted under the regular clearance 
process for information collection. Therefore, the 60-day public 
comment period notice is published for this information collection 
request. This information collection will allow SEAs to request a 
waiver of section 4201(b)(1)(A). ED previously requested an emergency 
clearance because schools are already opening or will be opening very 
soon, and the flexibility offered through a waiver will enable SEAs and 
subgrantees to better meet the needs of students through more nimble 
21st CCLC programs. The approved collection will allow ED to collect 
waiver requests without delays in providing support for SEAs, LEAs, and 
schools.


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    Dated: August 31, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
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