Proposed Information Collection Activity; Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level From a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, 83585-83586 [2020-28252]

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[FR Doc. 2020–28131 Filed 12–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB #0970–0004] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level From a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Administration for Children and Families, is requesting a 3year extension of the form ACF–4125: Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (OMB #0970–0004, expiration 3/21/2021). SUMMARY: 83585 There are no changes requested to the form. 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, the Administration for Children and Families 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 infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), section 1124 of Title I, as amended by Public Law 114–95, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to determine the number of children aged 5 to 17, inclusive, that (1) are being supported in foster homes with public funds; or (2) are from families receiving assistance payments in excess of the current poverty income level for a family of four. The information gathered is to be passed on to the Secretary of Education for purposes of allocating grants authorized under this law. The statute requires that the formula to allocate these grants and distribute funds be based, in part, on October caseload data on the number of children in foster care or in families receiving payments from state programs funded under Title IV–A of the Social Security Act [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families]. The purpose of this annual survey is to provide annually updated data so that funds may be allocated in accordance with the ESEA. Respondents: State agencies (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) administering child welfare and public assistance programs. DATES: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children Receiving Payments ............................................................................................... 52 1 264.35 13,746.20 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 83586 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 22, 2020 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,746.20. Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 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 the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 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: Public Law 107–110 Sec: 1124(c)(4) and Pub. L. 104–193 Sec: 110(j). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–28252 Filed 12–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–36–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB #0970–0462] Proposed Information Collection Activity; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: Request for public comment. The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program provides healthcare occupational training for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low-income people. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved various data collection activities for the National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of HPOG (HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation) under OMB #0970–0462. Due to the profound effects the COVID– 19 pandemic has had on the U.S. economy, on families nationwide and on HPOG 2.0 programs, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is considering surveying study participants who applied to the HPOG Program after the onset of the pandemic. This notice provides a summary for public review and comment of the use and burden associated with a new information collection for this ‘‘COVID Cohort’’ Survey. 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, the Administration for Children and Families 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, SUMMARY: 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: The COVID–19 pandemic has had profound effects on the U.S. economy, on the healthcare sector and on individuals and families across the country. The pandemic has also had broad implications for HPOG 2.0 programs—on how and how much healthcare training is delivered, on demand for healthcare workers, on interest in working in health care, and on the labor market more broadly. OPRE seeks to understand the particular experiences of those who apply for the HPOG Program during this period by surveying study participants enrolled after the onset of the pandemic. The COVID Cohort Survey would collect important information on participant experiences 15 months after randomization and would allow the impact study to compare impacts for pre-COVID participants with impacts for those enrolled after the onset the pandemic. Respondents: HPOG impact study participants from the 27 non-tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees (treatment and control group members who enroll between May 2020 and September 2021). Annual Burden Estimates This request is specific to the COVID Cohort Survey. Currently approved materials and associated burden can be found at: https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAICList?ref_nbr=2019040970-006. Instrument Number of respondents (total over request period) Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) Instrument 21: COVID–19 Cohort Survey ............... 5,120 1 1 5,120 1,707 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,707. Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 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: Section 2008 of the Social Security Act as enacted by Section 5507 of the Affordable Care Act and Section PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 413 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 613. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–28246 Filed 12–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–72–P E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[OMB #0970-0004]


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Annual Statistical 
Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving 
Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level From a State Program 
Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act

AGENCY: Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and 
Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Administration for 
Children and Families, is requesting a 3-year extension of the form 
ACF-4125: Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and 
Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income 
Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the 
Social Security Act (OMB #0970-0004, expiration 3/21/2021). There are 
no changes requested to the form.

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, the Administration for Children and Families 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 (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 
(ESEA), section 1124 of Title I, as amended by Public Law 114-95, 
requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to determine the 
number of children aged 5 to 17, inclusive, that (1) are being 
supported in foster homes with public funds; or (2) are from families 
receiving assistance payments in excess of the current poverty income 
level for a family of four. The information gathered is to be passed on 
to the Secretary of Education for purposes of allocating grants 
authorized under this law. The statute requires that the formula to 
allocate these grants and distribute funds be based, in part, on 
October caseload data on the number of children in foster care or in 
families receiving payments from state programs funded under Title IV-A 
of the Social Security Act [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families]. 
The purpose of this annual survey is to provide annually updated data 
so that funds may be allocated in accordance with the ESEA.
    Respondents: State agencies (including the District of Columbia and 
Puerto Rico) administering child welfare and public assistance 
programs.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                Annual  number   Average burden
                 Instrument                     Total number    of  responses      hours  per      Total annual
                                               of respondents   per respondent      response       burden hours
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Annual Statistical Report on Children in                  52                1           264.35        13,746.20
 Foster Homes and Children Receiving
 Payments...................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,746.20.
    Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) 
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, 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 the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of 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: Public Law 107-110 Sec: 1124(c)(4) and Pub. L. 104-
193 Sec: 110(j).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-28252 Filed 12-21-20; 8:45 am]
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