Submission for OMB Review; Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study, 14932 [2021-05771]

Download as PDF 14932 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 52 / Friday, March 19, 2021 / Notices 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: Sec. 5106, Pub. L. 111–320, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Reauthorization Act of 2010, and titles IV–B and IV–E of the Social Security Act. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–05781 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–44–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for public comment. 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 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 SUMMARY: ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument In-Person Site Visit Planning Template (Instrument 1a); or Virtual Site Visit Planning Template (Instrument 1b) ................................................................... 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–09–P 24 12 60 108 1 1 2 1.5 120 162 60 81 72 1 1 72 36 Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Renewal of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Performance Measures Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. 19:13 Mar 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Annual burden (in hours) 2 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Total burden (in hours) 1 [OMB No. 0970–0449] [FR Doc. 2021–05771 Filed 3–18–21; 8:45 am] Avg. burden per response (in hours) 12 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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. Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Request for public comment. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting reinstatement of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Performance Measures (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970–0449, expiration date March 31, 2021) with changes. Changes include a single addition of a field to capture a potential additional source of funding, and other minor changes to the most recent version of this form. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 52 (Friday, March 19, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Human Services Programs in Rural 
Contexts Study

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

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 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 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     Avg. 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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In-Person Site Visit                        12                 1               2              24              12
 Planning Template
 (Instrument 1a); or Virtual
 Site Visit Planning
 Template (Instrument 1b)...
Project Directors and                       60                 1               2             120              60
 Leaders 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.

    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. 2021-05771 Filed 3-18-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-P