Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund-Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) Recipient Data Collection Form, 69325 [2020-24173]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form. OMB Control Number: 1840–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,170. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 31,020. Abstract: This information collection supports the annual collection of data pertaining to the uses of funds under the Higher Education Emergency Education Relief Fund (HEER Fund). Section 18004(a) of the CARES Act, Public Law 116–136 (March 27, 2020), authorized the Secretary of Education to allocate formula grant funds to participating institutions of higher education (IHEs). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows IHEs to use up to one-half of the total funds received to cover any costs associated with the significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus (with specific exceptions). This information collection request includes the reporting requirements in order to comply with the requirements of the CARES Act and obtain information on how the funds were used. The information will be reviewed by U.S. Department of Education (Department) employees to ensure that HEER funds are used in accordance with section 18004 of the CARES Act, and will be shared with the public to promote transparency regarding the allocation and uses of funds. Dated: October 27, 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. 2020–24170 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Oct 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0123] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund— Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) Recipient Data Collection Form Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Gloria Tanner, 202–453–5596. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 69325 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: Education Stabilization Fund—Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) Recipient Data Collection Form. OMB Control Number: 1810–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,326. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 13,568. Abstract: This information collection supports the annual collection of data pertaining to the uses of funds under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund). The Department awards GEER grants to Governors (states) and analogous grants to Outlying Areas for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), and other education related entities with emergency assistance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Department has awarded these grants— to States (governor’s offices) based on a formula stipulated in the legislation. (1) 60% on the basis of the State’s relative population of individuals aged 5 through 24. (2) 40% on the basis of the State’s relative number of children counted under section 1124(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The grants are awarded to Outlying Areas based on the same formula. The information will be reviewed by Department employees to ensure that GEER funds are used in accordance with Sec. 18002(c) of the CARES Act, and will be shared with the public to promote transparency regarding the allocation and uses of funds. Dated: October 27, 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. 2020–24173 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0123]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Education Stabilization Fund--Governor's Emergency Education 
Relief Fund (GEER) Recipient Data Collection Form

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed 
information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of 
publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find 
this particular information collection request by selecting 
``Department of Education'' under ``Currently Under Review,'' then 
check ``Only Show ICR for Public Comment'' checkbox.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Gloria Tanner, 202-453-5596.

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: Education Stabilization Fund--Governor's 
Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) Recipient Data Collection Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; 
Private Sector.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,326.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 13,568.
    Abstract: This information collection supports the annual 
collection of data pertaining to the uses of funds under the Governor's 
Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund). The Department awards GEER 
grants to Governors (states) and analogous grants to Outlying Areas for 
the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), 
institutions of higher education (IHEs), and other education related 
entities with emergency assistance as a result of the coronavirus 
pandemic. The Department has awarded these grants--to States 
(governor's offices) based on a formula stipulated in the legislation. 
(1) 60% on the basis of the State's relative population of individuals 
aged 5 through 24. (2) 40% on the basis of the State's relative number 
of children counted under section 1124(c) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The grants are awarded to 
Outlying Areas based on the same formula. The information will be 
reviewed by Department employees to ensure that GEER funds are used in 
accordance with Sec. 18002(c) of the CARES Act, and will be shared with 
the public to promote transparency regarding the allocation and uses of 
funds.

    Dated: October 27, 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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