Proposed Information Collection Activity; Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study, 76579-76580 [2020-26248]

Download as PDF 76579 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Initial outreach and recruitment scripts for Programs and Schools (Head Start grantee and delegate agency administrator, Local Education Agency administrator, Head Start Center Director, elementary principal) ....................................................................... Initial Outreach and Recruitment Scripts for Head Start Families .. Administrator Interview Protocol (Head Start grantee and delegate agency administrator, Local Education Agency administrator) .... Site Leadership Interview Protocol (Head Start Center Director, elementary principal) .................................................................... Teacher & Staff Interview Protocol (Head Start teacher, kindergarten teacher, elementary staff) ................................................. Head Start Manager/Coordinator Interview Protocol ....................... Head Start Family Background Questionnaire ................................ Head Start Family Focus Group Protocol ....................................... Kindergarten Family Interview Protocol ........................................... Community Partner Interview Protocol ............................................ Social Network Instrument ............................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 259. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9835 and 42 U.S.C. 9844. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–26335 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to collect data on the challenges and unique opportunities of administering human services programs in rural contexts. Case studies SUMMARY: Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Avg. burden per response (in hours) Total burden/ annual burden (in hours) 36 72 1.3 1 1.3 0.25 47 18 30 1 1 30 12 1 1.25 15 30 12 48 48 12 6 90 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 .80s 1.25 .25 1.25 .75 1 .25 24 15 12 60 9 6 23 of 12 communities, in combination with analysis of administrative data and qualitative comparative analysis of the qualitative data, will provide ACF with a rich description of human services programs in rural contexts and provide ACF opportunities for strengthening human services programs’ capacity to promote the economic and social wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities in rural contexts. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF proposes to conduct key informant interviews during site visits to 12 rural communities. While ACF intends to conduct on-site visits, if the current COVID–19 pandemic makes it too difficult to travel safely, we will conduct these interviews virtually. This study will involve four data collection instruments: • Site Visit Planning Template. Each Project Director (or their designee) will complete a Site Visit Planning Template to assist the study team in scheduling site visit interviews. • Three Site Visit Discussion Guides. To systematically capture data on challenges and unique opportunities, the study team will conduct interviews with (1) project directors and leaders from human services organizations, (2) staff from the human services and partner organizations, and (3) staff from nonprofit and partner organizations that support individuals who utilize human services. Respondents: Human services project directors and leadership staff, human services program staff, and staff from nonprofit organizations and partners that provide support to individuals who utilize human services. TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument In-Person Site Visit Planning Template (Instrument 1a); or Virtual Site Visit Planning Template (Instrument 1b) ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 12 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) 1 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM Total burden (in hours) 2 30NON1 24 Annual burden (in hours) 12 76580 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Project Directors and Leaders Site Visit Discussion Guide (Instrument 2) ................................................................... Staff Site Visit Discussion Guide (Instrument 3) ................. Nonprofit or Partner Organizations Site Visit Discussion Guide (Instrument 4) ........................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 189. Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through using automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 613, 42 U.S.C. 1397, 42 U.S.C. 711, and 42 U.S.C. 603(a)(2). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–26248 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Performance Measures and Additional Data Collection (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), has had administrative responsibility for federal funding of programs that strengthen families through healthy marriage and relationship education and responsible fatherhood programming since 2006 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) 60 108 1 1 2 1.5 120 162 60 81 72 1 1 72 36 through the Healthy Marriage (HM) and Responsible Fatherhood (RF) Grant Programs. ACF required the 2015 cohort of HMRF grantees—which received 5year grants in September 2015—to collect and report performance measures about program operations, services, and clients served (OMB #0970–0460). A performance measures data collection system called nFORM (Information, Family Outcomes, Reporting, and Management) was implemented with the 2015 cohort to improve the efficiency of data collection and reporting and the quality of data. This system allows for streamlined and standardized submission of grantee performance data through regular progress reports and supports granteeled and federal research projects. ACF will continue performance measure and other data collection activities for the HMRF grant program with a new cohort of grantees who received 5-year awards in September 2020. ACF is requesting comment on a new data collection to support these activities with the 2020 HMRF grantee cohort. ACF has made changes to the previous cohort’s data collection instruments and performance reports for use in the new cohort. This new grantee cohort is expected to begin collecting performance measure data and reporting to ACF in April 2021. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, PO 00000 Average burden per response (in hours) Sfmt 4703 emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF proposes to collect a set of performance measures from all HMRF grantees. These measures collect standardized information in the following areas: • Applicant characteristics; • Program operations; • Service delivery; and • Participant outcomes: Æ Entrance survey, with five versions: (1) HM Program Entrance Survey for Adult-Focused Programs, (2) HM Program Entrance Survey for YouthFocused Programs, (3) RF Program Entrance Survey for Community-Based Fathers, (4) RF Program Entrance Survey for Community-Based Mothers, and (5) RF Program Entrance Survey for Reentering Fathers. Æ Exit survey, with five versions: (1) HM Program Exit Survey for AdultFocused Programs, (2) HM Program Exit Survey for Youth-Focused Programs, (3) RF Program Exit Survey for CommunityBased Fathers, (4) RF Program Exit Survey for Community-Based Mothers, and (5) RF Program Exit Survey for Reentering Fathers. The measures used by the 2015 grantee cohort were developed in 2014 after extensive review of the research literature and grantees’ past measures. The performance measures, data collection instruments, and data collection system were revised in 2020 based on a targeted analysis of existing measures, feedback from key stakeholders, and discussions with ACF staff and the 2015 cohort of grantees. ACF required the 2015 cohort of grantees to submit data on these standardized measures on a quarterly basis and proposes the same requirement for the 2020 cohort. In addition to the performance measures mentioned above, ACF proposes to repeat collection for these data submissions: • Semi-annual Performance Progress Report (PPR), with two versions: (1) Performance Progress Report for HM E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Human Services Programs 
in Rural Contexts Study

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration 
for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to collect data on 
the challenges and unique opportunities of administering human services 
programs in rural contexts. Case studies of 12 communities, in 
combination with analysis of administrative data and qualitative 
comparative analysis of the qualitative data, will provide ACF with a 
rich description of human services programs in rural contexts and 
provide ACF opportunities for strengthening human services programs' 
capacity to promote the economic and social wellbeing of individuals, 
families, and communities in rural contexts.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects 
of the information collection described above.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be 
obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the 
information collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF proposes to conduct key 
informant interviews during site visits to 12 rural communities. While 
ACF intends to conduct on-site visits, if the current COVID-19 pandemic 
makes it too difficult to travel safely, we will conduct these 
interviews virtually. This study will involve four data collection 
instruments:
     Site Visit Planning Template. Each Project Director (or 
their designee) will complete a Site Visit Planning Template to assist 
the study team in scheduling site visit interviews.
     Three Site Visit Discussion Guides. To systematically 
capture data on challenges and unique opportunities, the study team 
will conduct interviews with (1) project directors and leaders from 
human services organizations, (2) staff from the human services and 
partner organizations, and (3) staff from nonprofit and partner 
organizations that support individuals who utilize human services.
    Respondents: Human services project directors and leadership staff, 
human services program staff, and staff from nonprofit organizations 
and partners that provide support to individuals who utilize human 
services.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                     Number of
                                     Number of     responses per
                                    respondents     respondent    Average burden   Total burden    Annual burden
           Instrument               (total over     (total over    per response     (in hours)      (in hours)
                                      request         request       (in hours)
                                      period)         period)
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In-Person Site Visit Planning                 12               1               2              24              12
 Template (Instrument 1a); or
 Virtual Site Visit Planning
 Template (Instrument 1b).......

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Project Directors and Leaders                 60               1               2             120              60
 Site Visit Discussion Guide
 (Instrument 2).................
Staff Site Visit Discussion                  108               1             1.5             162              81
 Guide (Instrument 3)...........
Nonprofit or Partner                          72               1               1              72              36
 Organizations Site Visit
 Discussion Guide (Instrument 4)
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 189.
    Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) 
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the agency's functions, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of information 
collection on respondents, including through using automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will 
be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this 
publication.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 613, 42 U.S.C. 1397, 42 U.S.C. 711, and 42 
U.S.C. 603(a)(2).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-26248 Filed 11-27-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-P