Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System Project (New Collection), 20498-20499 [2021-08025]

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[FR Doc. 2021–08275 Filed 4–16–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System Project (New Collection) 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) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing to conduct data collection activities for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System (Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare [FCL]) Project. This evaluation is a descriptive study of child welfare agencies’ use of a continuous quality improvement process called the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to implement strategies to improve father and paternal relative engagement in the child welfare system. The project is designed to examine the use of the BSC methodology to strengthen fathers’ and paternal relatives’ engagement with children involved in child welfare and to add to the evidence base on engagement strategies for fathers and paternal relatives in child welfare. 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 OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 20499 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / Notices 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 FCL evaluation has three equally important aims. The first is to describe promising strategies for engaging fathers and paternal relatives in the child welfare system. The second is to assess the promise of the BSC as a continuous quality improvement framework for addressing challenges in the child welfare system, including whether and to what extent the BSC has potential, and if so, how it may be applied to other child welfare challenges. The third is to assess the extent to which agencies experienced a shift in organizational culture in terms of the importance of father engagement. The descriptive evaluation will build on the findings of the pilot study conducted under the umbrella generic: Formative Data Collections for ACF Program Support (OMB #0970–0531). (Site selection for the pilot study was conducted under the umbrella generic: Formative Data Collections for ACF Research (OMB #0970–0356.) It will focus on organizational changes and network supports for father and paternal relative engagement, changes in staff attitudes and skills for engaging fathers and paternal relatives, and father and paternal relative engagement outcomes. This evaluation will explore the implementation of father and paternal relative engagement strategies by examining process outcomes. By examining process outcomes, the evaluation is designed to indicate whether strategies developed in the BSC are likely to lead to placement stability and permanency outcomes. Data collection will take place with stakeholders in as many as five child welfare agencies implementing the BSC. Data collection activities include discussions with participating agency staff and key partners during site visits, focus groups with fathers and paternal relatives with relatively recent experience with the focal child welfare agencies, and web surveys of participating agency staff. Respondents: Child welfare agency leaders, child welfare agency program staff and key partner staff involved in implementing the engagement strategies, and father and paternal relative clients of the agencies. Program staff may include senior leaders, managers, and frontline staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents (total over request period) Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 180 72 90 1 1 2 Interview topic guide ........................................................ Father and paternal relative focus group protocol .......... Staff survey ...................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 146. 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 Sec. 403. [42 U.S.C. 603] and Sec. 426. [42 U.S.C. 626]. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–08025 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–73–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Updates to Uniform Standard for Waiver of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core Medical Services Expenditure Requirement, OMB No. 0906–XXXX– NEW Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of the ICR. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avg. burden per response (in hours) 1.5 1.5 0.33 Total burden (in hours) 270 108 59 Annual burden (in hours) 90 36 20 Comments on this ICR should be received no later than June 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Updates to Uniform Standard for Waiver of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core Medical Services Expenditure Requirement, OMB No. 0906–XXXX– NEW. Abstract: In accordance with sections 2604(c), 2612(b), and 2651(c) of the Public Health Service Act, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients are required to spend not less than 75 percent of grant funds on core medical DATES: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20498-20499]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-08025]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the 
Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality 
Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System Project (New 
Collection)

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) within 
the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing to 
conduct data collection activities for the Engaging Fathers and 
Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the 
Child Welfare System (Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare 
[FCL]) Project. This evaluation is a descriptive study of child welfare 
agencies' use of a continuous quality improvement process called the 
Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to implement strategies to 
improve father and paternal relative engagement in the child welfare 
system. The project is designed to examine the use of the BSC 
methodology to strengthen fathers' and paternal relatives' engagement 
with children involved in child welfare and to add to the evidence base 
on engagement strategies for fathers and paternal relatives in child 
welfare.

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 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and

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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 FCL evaluation has three equally important aims. 
The first is to describe promising strategies for engaging fathers and 
paternal relatives in the child welfare system. The second is to assess 
the promise of the BSC as a continuous quality improvement framework 
for addressing challenges in the child welfare system, including 
whether and to what extent the BSC has potential, and if so, how it may 
be applied to other child welfare challenges. The third is to assess 
the extent to which agencies experienced a shift in organizational 
culture in terms of the importance of father engagement.
    The descriptive evaluation will build on the findings of the pilot 
study conducted under the umbrella generic: Formative Data Collections 
for ACF Program Support (OMB #0970-0531). (Site selection for the pilot 
study was conducted under the umbrella generic: Formative Data 
Collections for ACF Research (OMB #0970-0356.) It will focus on 
organizational changes and network supports for father and paternal 
relative engagement, changes in staff attitudes and skills for engaging 
fathers and paternal relatives, and father and paternal relative 
engagement outcomes. This evaluation will explore the implementation of 
father and paternal relative engagement strategies by examining process 
outcomes. By examining process outcomes, the evaluation is designed to 
indicate whether strategies developed in the BSC are likely to lead to 
placement stability and permanency outcomes.
    Data collection will take place with stakeholders in as many as 
five child welfare agencies implementing the BSC. Data collection 
activities include discussions with participating agency staff and key 
partners during site visits, focus groups with fathers and paternal 
relatives with relatively recent experience with the focal child 
welfare agencies, and web surveys of participating agency staff.
    Respondents: Child welfare agency leaders, child welfare agency 
program staff and key partner staff involved in implementing the 
engagement strategies, and father and paternal relative clients of the 
agencies. Program staff may include senior leaders, managers, and 
frontline staff.

                                             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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Interview topic guide.........              180                1             1.5             270              90
Father and paternal relative                 72                1             1.5             108              36
 focus group protocol.........
Staff survey..................               90                2            0.33              59              20
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 146.
    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 Sec. 403. [42 U.S.C. 603] and Sec. 426. [42 U.S.C. 
626].

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-08025 Filed 4-19-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-73-P