Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151), 14754-14756 [2021-05627]

Download as PDF 14754 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Notices drug benefit is creditable (expected to pay at least as much, on average, as the standard prescription drug plan under Medicare). The disclosure must be provided annually and upon any change that affects whether the coverage is creditable prescription drug coverage. Form Number: CMS–10198; Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Individuals and Households, State, Local, or Tribal Governments, Federal Government; Number of Respondents: 110,217; Number of Responses: 110,217; Total Annual Hours: 9,185. (For questions regarding this collection, contact Tammie Hill at (410) 786–3317.) Dated: March 15, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–05604 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Generic Clearance for Financial Reports Used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (OMB #0970–0510) Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes SUMMARY: to extend data collection under the existing overarching generic clearance for Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (OMB #0970–0510). There are no changes to the proposed types of information collection or uses of data. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a decision about the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF programs need detailed financial information from recipients that receive federal funds, such as grantees, to monitor various specialized cost categories within each program, to closely manage program activities, and to have sufficient financial information to enable periodic thorough and detailed audits. Information collected through the Federal Financial Report (Standard Form (SF)-425) provides general information, but does not provide program-specific information that is necessary for ACF program office decision making. This generic clearance allows ACF to collect program-specific financial information from mandatory grant programs. Program offices use the information collected under this generic information collection to: • Monitor program operations and prepare technical assistance and guidance, as needed. • Assist in the computation of the grant awards issued to each program’s grantees or annual incentive payments (Child Support Enforcement Program only). • Determine that child support collections are being properly distributed (Child Support Enforcement Program only). • Produce annual financial and statistical reports as may be required by Congress and respond to periodic detailed inquiries from Congress. ACF may require an information collection approved under this generic clearance from funding recipients in order to obtain or retain benefits. Following standard OMB requirements for a generic information collection, ACF will submit a generic information collection request for each individual data collection activity under this generic clearance. Each request will include the individual form(s) and instructions, and a short overview of the proposed purpose and use of the data collected. OMB should review requests within 10 days of submission. Respondents: ACF-funded mandatory grant programs. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Mandatory Grant Financial Reports ................................................................. 1000 4 10 40,000 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40,000. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. Administration for Children and Families [FR Doc. 2021–05632 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–79–P Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970–0151) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Mar 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new wave of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements 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 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 14755 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Notices 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: The purpose of the FACES data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110–134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start Regions I through X (which are geographically based); AIAN (American Indian and Alaska Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds Head Start programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes). Both studies will provide data on a set of key indicators for Head Start programs. Information about the Head Start program recruitment and center selection processes and on the fall 2019 and spring 2020 data collection activities for both FACES and AIAN FACES can be found here: https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202005-0970-009. The studies are adding a fall 2021 data collection to address how families are faring during the COVID–19 pandemic. Data collection activities will include classroom and child sampling information collection, parent surveys, teacher child reports, and teacher surveys. Sampling will begin with a freshening of the programs included in FACES fall 2019 and spring 2020 waves for a target of 180 programs that are nationally representative of all Head Start programs in the 2021–2022 program year. FACES fall 2021 data collection will take place in 60 of the 180 programs. AIAN FACES will return to the same 22 programs that participated in 2019 and 2020 data collection. Sampling of teachers and children starts with sampling activities for 160 Head Start centers (120 for FACES 2019 and 40 for AIAN FACES 2019) in fall 2021. Study team members will request a list of all teachers and home visitors working with Head Start-funded children. Next, for each selected teacher or home visitor, we will request information for each child enrolled. For the fall 2021 collection, FACES will survey the parents of 2,400 Head Start children in Regions I–X (FACES 2019) and 800 children in Region XI (AIAN FACES 2019) and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children’s social and emotional skills. Parents of sampled children (2,400 for FACES and 800 for AIAN FACES) will complete surveys on the web or by telephone about their children and family in the context of the COVID–19 pandemic. Head Start teachers will rate each sampled child (approximately 10 children per classroom) using the Web or paper-and pencil forms. Teachers will also complete a survey, also using the web or paper-and-pencil forms, about their well-being and background. Additional data collection activities, to include the programs and respondents from fall 2021 plus the remaining 120 FACES programs, are planned for spring 2022 and will be included in a future Federal Register notice. Respondents: Parents of Head Start children; Head Start teachers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Instrument Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information collection for program directors, Regions I–X ................................................................ Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information collection for program directors, Region XI .................................................................... Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information collection for on-site coordinators, Regions I–X ................................................................ Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information collection for on-site coordinators, Region XI .................................................................... FACES 2019 fall 2021 special teacher sampling form from Head Start staff ..................................... FACES 2019 fall 2021 special child roster form from Head Start staff ...................................................... FACES 2019 special parent consent form for fall 2021 and spring 2022 data collection .................... FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start parent survey ..................................................................... FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher child report .............................................................. FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher survey ..................................................................... AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special teacher sampling form from Head Start staff ............................. AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special child roster form from Head Start staff ..................................... AIAN FACES 2019 special parent consent form for fall 2021 and spring 2022 data collection .............. AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start parent survey ............................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Mar 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) 60 1 1 60 20 22 1 1 22 7 60 1 1 60 20 22 1 1 22 7 120 1 .17 20 7 120 1 .33 40 13 2,400 1 .17 408 136 2,400 1 .58 1,392 464 240 10 .17 408 136 240 1 .17 41 14 40 1 .17 7 2 40 1 .33 13 4 800 1 .17 136 45 800 1 .58 464 155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 14756 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher child report ................................................ AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher survey ........................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,126. 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: Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–05627 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Enforcement Program Quarterly Financial Report (OCSE–396) and Quarterly Collection Report (OCSE–34) (OMB #0970–0181) Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for AGENCY: Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) 80 20 .17 272 91 80 1 .17 14 5 Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Request for public comment. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the forms: OCSE–34 ‘‘Child Support Enforcement Program Quarterly Collection Report,’’ and OCSE–396 ‘‘Child Support Enforcement Program Quarterly Financial Report.’’ These forms are currently approved under the ACF Generic Clearance for Financial Reports (OMB #0970–0510; expiration May 31, 2021), and ACF is proposing to reinstate the previous OMB number under which these forms had been approved (OMB #0970–0181). There are no changes requested to the forms, but the instructions have been updated for clarity and to update the current fee amounts. SUMMARY: 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 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. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Form OCSE–396 and Form OCSE–34 are financial reports submitted following the end of each fiscal quarter by grantees administering the Child Support Enforcement Program in accordance with plans approved under Title IV–D of the Social Security Act. Submission of these forms enables grantees to meet their statutory and regulatory requirement to report program expenditures and child support collections, respectively, from the previous fiscal quarter. States use Form OCSE–396 to report quarterly expenditures made in the previous quarter and to estimate program expenditures to be made, and incentive payments to be earned, in the upcoming quarter. ACF provides federal funding to states for the Child Support Enforcement Program at the rate of 66 percent for all allowable and legitimate administrative costs of this program. States use Form OCSE–34 to report quarterly collections made under Title IV–D of the Social Security Act. Tribes use OMB Form SF–425 to report quarterly expenditures made in the previous quarter. Form SF–425 is approved under OMB #4040–0014 and is not included as part of this comment request. Respondents: 54 states (including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia) complete Forms OCSE–396 and OCSE–34. Approximately 60 tribes complete Form OCSE–34. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Form OCSE–396 ............................................................................................. Form OCSE–34 ............................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Mar 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual number of responses per respondent 54 114 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 4 4 18MRN1 Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 6 14 1,296 6,384

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 51 (Thursday, March 18, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05627]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Child and 
Family Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration 
for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new 
wave of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements 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

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[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: The purpose of the FACES data 
collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start 
program (Pub. L. 110-134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head 
Start's quality and effectiveness. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start 
Regions I through X (which are geographically based); AIAN (American 
Indian and Alaska Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds 
Head Start programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and 
Alaska Native tribes). Both studies will provide data on a set of key 
indicators for Head Start programs. Information about the Head Start 
program recruitment and center selection processes and on the fall 2019 
and spring 2020 data collection activities for both FACES and AIAN 
FACES can be found here: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202005-0970-009.
    The studies are adding a fall 2021 data collection to address how 
families are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data collection 
activities will include classroom and child sampling information 
collection, parent surveys, teacher child reports, and teacher surveys.
    Sampling will begin with a freshening of the programs included in 
FACES fall 2019 and spring 2020 waves for a target of 180 programs that 
are nationally representative of all Head Start programs in the 2021-
2022 program year. FACES fall 2021 data collection will take place in 
60 of the 180 programs. AIAN FACES will return to the same 22 programs 
that participated in 2019 and 2020 data collection.
    Sampling of teachers and children starts with sampling activities 
for 160 Head Start centers (120 for FACES 2019 and 40 for AIAN FACES 
2019) in fall 2021. Study team members will request a list of all 
teachers and home visitors working with Head Start-funded children. 
Next, for each selected teacher or home visitor, we will request 
information for each child enrolled.
    For the fall 2021 collection, FACES will survey the parents of 
2,400 Head Start children in Regions I-X (FACES 2019) and 800 children 
in Region XI (AIAN FACES 2019) and ask their Head Start teachers to 
rate children's social and emotional skills. Parents of sampled 
children (2,400 for FACES and 800 for AIAN FACES) will complete surveys 
on the web or by telephone about their children and family in the 
context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Head Start teachers will rate each 
sampled child (approximately 10 children per classroom) using the Web 
or paper-and pencil forms. Teachers will also complete a survey, also 
using the web or paper-and-pencil forms, about their well-being and 
background. Additional data collection activities, to include the 
programs and respondents from fall 2021 plus the remaining 120 FACES 
programs, are planned for spring 2022 and will be included in a future 
Federal Register notice.
    Respondents: Parents of Head Start children; Head Start teachers.

                                                                 Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                         Number of
                                                                        Number of      responses per   Average  burden
                             Instrument                                respondents       respondent      per response    Total  burden    Annual  burden
                                                                       (total  over     (total  over      (in hours)       (in hours)       (in hours)
                                                                     request period)  request period)
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Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information                    60                1                1               60               20
 collection for program directors, Regions I-X.....................
Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information                    22                1                1               22                7
 collection for program directors, Region XI.......................
Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information                    60                1                1               60               20
 collection for on-site coordinators, Regions I-X..................
Fall 2021 special telephone script and recruitment information                    22                1                1               22                7
 collection for on-site coordinators, Region XI....................
FACES 2019 fall 2021 special teacher sampling form from Head Start               120                1              .17               20                7
 staff.............................................................
FACES 2019 fall 2021 special child roster form from Head Start                   120                1              .33               40               13
 staff.............................................................
FACES 2019 special parent consent form for fall 2021 and spring                2,400                1              .17              408              136
 2022 data collection..............................................
FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start parent survey..............            2,400                1              .58            1,392              464
FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher child report.......              240               10              .17              408              136
FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher survey.............              240                1              .17               41               14
AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special teacher sampling form from Head                 40                1              .17                7                2
 Start staff.......................................................
AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special child roster form from Head Start               40                1              .33               13                4
 staff.............................................................
AIAN FACES 2019 special parent consent form for fall 2021 and                    800                1              .17              136               45
 spring 2022 data collection.......................................
AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start parent survey.........              800                1              .58              464              155

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AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher child report..               80               20              .17              272               91
AIAN FACES 2019 fall 2021 special Head Start teacher survey........               80                1              .17               14                5
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,126.
    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: Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving 
Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-05627 Filed 3-17-21; 8:45 am]
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