Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2022-2024 IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity, 64170-64171 [2020-22392]

Download as PDF 64170 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 197 / Friday, October 9, 2020 / Notices 6. Targeting library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities, including children (from birth through age 17) from families with incomes below the poverty line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) applicable to a family of the size involved. 7. Developing library services that provide all users access to information through local, State, regional, national, and international collaborations and networks. 8. Carrying out other activities consistent with the purposes of the Library Services and Technology subchapter of the IMLS statute (20 U.S.C. 9121). Nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians (as the term is defined in 20 U.S.C. 7517) are eligible to apply for funding under the Naı¨ve Hawaiian Library Program. This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the next three years. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: 2022–2024 IMLS Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. OMB Number: 3137–0102. Frequency: Once per year. Affected Public: Nonprofit organizations serving Native Hawaiians. Number of Respondents: 7. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 280 hours. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual costs: TBD. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Dated: October 6, 2020. Kim Miller, Senior Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services. [FR Doc. 2020–22393 Filed 10–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2022–2024 IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to offer a grant program targeted to the needs of Native American libraries, aligned to the updated IMLS strategic plan for FY2018–2022, IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before December 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Connie Bodner, Ph.D., Director of Grants Policy and Management, Office of Grants Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Bodner can be reached by telephone at 202–653–4636, by email at cbodner@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Smith, Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Mr. Smith can be reached by telephone: 202–653– 4716, by email at asmith@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202–653–4614. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IMLS is particularly interested in public comment that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of Federal support for the Nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions The purpose of this collection is to support existing Native American library operations and maintain core library services, particularly as they relate to the following goals in the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9141). 1. Expanding services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats (including new and emerging technology), in all types of libraries, for individuals of all ages in order to support such individuals’ need for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 197 / Friday, October 9, 2020 / Notices critical thinking skills, digital library skills, and financial literacy and other types of literacy skills. 2. Establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries and entities, as described in 20 U.S.C. 9134(b)(6), for the purpose of improving the quality of and access to library and information services. 3. Providing training and professional development, including continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership, and advance the delivery of library and information services; and enhancing efforts to recruit future professionals, including those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, to the field of library and information services. 4. Developing public and private partnerships with other agencies, tribes, and community-based organizations. 5. Targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills. 6. Targeting library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities, including children (from birth through age 17) from families with incomes below the poverty line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) applicable to a family of the size involved. 7. Developing library services that provide all users access to information through local, State, regional, national, and international collaborations and networks. 8. Carrying out other activities consistent with the purposes of the Library Services and Technology subchapter of the IMLS statute (20 U.S.C. 9121). Nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians (as the term is defined in 20 U.S.C. 7517) are eligible to apply for funding under the Naı¨ve Hawaiian Library Program. This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the next three years. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: 2022–2024 IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. OMB Number: 3137–0093. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 Frequency: Once per year. Affected Public: Federally recognized tribes. Number of Respondents: 233. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,330 hours. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a. Total Annual Costs: TBD. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Dated: October 6, 2020. Kim Miller, Senior Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services. [FR Doc. 2020–22392 Filed 10–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for NSF INCLUDES National Network Survey. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAmain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314, or send email to splimpto@ nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64171 day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling 703–292–7556. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Title of Collection: NSF INCLUDES National Network Survey. OMB Number: 3145–NEW. Proposed Project: In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of ‘‘Big Ideas,’’ 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/ news/special_reports/big_ideas/ index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. The NSF INCLUDES Big Idea is a comprehensive national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise such as African Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and women and girls. Significant advancement in the inclusion of underrepresented groups in STEM will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future and long-term economic competitiveness. A hallmark of NSF INCLUDES is the focus on the five design elements of E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2022-2024 
IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program Notice of 
Funding Opportunity

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
for the Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general 
public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed 
and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps 
to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By 
this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to offer a 
grant program targeted to the needs of Native American libraries, 
aligned to the updated IMLS strategic plan for FY2018-2022, IMLS Native 
American Library Services Basic Grant Program. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request can be obtained by contacting the 
individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before December 4, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Connie Bodner, Ph.D., Director of Grants 
Policy and Management, Office of Grants Policy and Management, 
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, 
Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Bodner can be reached by 
telephone at 202-653-4636, by email at [email protected], or by teletype 
(TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614. Office 
hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Smith, Associate Deputy 
Director for Discretionary Programs, Office of Library Services, 
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, 
Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Mr. Smith can be reached by 
telephone: 202-653-4716, by email at [email protected], or by teletype 
(TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614. Office 
hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    IMLS is particularly interested in public comment that help the 
agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity 
of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

I. Background

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source 
of Federal support for the Nation's libraries and museums. We advance, 
support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related 
organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. 
Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to 
transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, 
visit www.imls.gov.

II. Current Actions

    The purpose of this collection is to support existing Native 
American library operations and maintain core library services, 
particularly as they relate to the following goals in the Museum and 
Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9141).
    1. Expanding services for learning and access to information and 
educational resources in a variety of formats (including new and 
emerging technology), in all types of libraries, for individuals of all 
ages in order to support such individuals' need for education, lifelong 
learning, workforce development, economic and business development, 
health information,

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critical thinking skills, digital library skills, and financial 
literacy and other types of literacy skills.
    2. Establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and 
improved coordination among and between libraries and entities, as 
described in 20 U.S.C. 9134(b)(6), for the purpose of improving the 
quality of and access to library and information services.
    3. Providing training and professional development, including 
continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library 
workforce and leadership, and advance the delivery of library and 
information services; and enhancing efforts to recruit future 
professionals, including those from diverse and underrepresented 
backgrounds, to the field of library and information services.
    4. Developing public and private partnerships with other agencies, 
tribes, and community-based organizations.
    5. Targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, 
cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with 
disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or 
information skills.
    6. Targeting library and information services to persons having 
difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural 
communities, including children (from birth through age 17) from 
families with incomes below the poverty line (as defined by the Office 
of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with 42 
U.S.C. 9902(2)) applicable to a family of the size involved.
    7. Developing library services that provide all users access to 
information through local, State, regional, national, and international 
collaborations and networks.
    8. Carrying out other activities consistent with the purposes of 
the Library Services and Technology subchapter of the IMLS statute (20 
U.S.C. 9121).
    Nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native 
Hawaiians (as the term is defined in 20 U.S.C. 7517) are eligible to 
apply for funding under the Na[iuml]ve Hawaiian Library Program.
    This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice 
of Funding Opportunities for the next three years.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: 2022-2024 IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant 
Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.
    OMB Number: 3137-0093.
    Frequency: Once per year.
    Affected Public: Federally recognized tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 233.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,330 hours.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a.
    Total Annual Costs: TBD.
    Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Dated: October 6, 2020.
Kim Miller,
Senior Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2020-22392 Filed 10-8-20; 8:45 am]
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