Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Model State Plan Applications (OMB No. 0970-0382), 22057-22058 [2021-08604]

Download as PDF 22057 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Notices is collected through modified versions of the currently approved CSBG Annual Report (OMB #0970–0492, expiration 5/31/2021). Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning 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. DATES: 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 ADDRESSES: information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF requested that OMB grant a 180-day approval for this request under procedures for expedited processing. A request for review under normal procedures is now being submitted. Any edits resulting from public comment have been incorporated into this submission under normal procedures. The CSBG Supplemental Annual Reports include modified versions of Modules 1, 2, and 4. Module 1 was modified to align with CSBG Disaster Supplemental and CSBG CARES State Plans and to help reduce the burden to the states. OCS modified Modules 2 and 4 to collect specific data for the supplemental funding and to reduce burden, including the removal of questions that were not pertinent to the data collection for the Supplemental Reports. OCS made additional technical modifications including minor wording, headings, and numbering revisions. Respondents are only expected to submit Module 3 once through the current CSBG Annual Report; OCS made technical revisions to allow respondents to confirm which funding source they are using—CSBG, CARES, or Disaster. Respondents: State governments, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories and CSBG eligible entities (Community Action Agencies). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument CSBG Annual Report (States) ............................................. CSBG Annual Report (Eligible Entities) .............................. CSBG CARES Supplemental Annual Report (States) ........ CSBG CARES Annual Report (Eligible Entities) ................. CSBG Disaster Supplemental Annual Report (States) ....... CSBG Disaster Supplemental Annual Report (Eligible Entities) ................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,241,795. Authority: 112 Stat. 2729; 42 U.S.C. 9902(2). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–08613 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–27–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Model State Plan Applications (OMB No. 0970–0382) Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Community Services (OCS) requests a three-year extension of the forms Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan, CSBG Eligible Entity Master List, and the American Customer Survey Index (ACSI) (OMB #0970–0382, expiration 6/ SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Total number of responses per respondent Frm 00048 Total burden hours Annual burden hours 52 1,009 52 1,009 15 3 3 3 3 3 198 697 107 493 95 30,088 2,109,819 16,692 1,492,311 4,275 10,296 703,273 5,564 497,437 1,425 50 3 476 71,400 23,800 30/2021). There are minimal changes requested to the State Plan and the Master List. No changes are proposed to the ACSI. 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 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: Section 676 of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Act requires states, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories applying for CSBG funds to submit an application and plan (CSBG PO 00000 Average burden hours per response Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 State Plan). The CSBG State Plan must meet statutory requirements prior to CSBG grantees (states and territories) being funded with CSBG funds. Grantees have the option to submit a detailed plan annually or biannually. Grantees that submit a biannual plan must provide an abbreviated plan the following year if substantial changes to the initial plan will occur. OCS proposes to revise the automated CSBG State Plan format for states and territories by revising questions for clarity and system compatibility. OCS does not anticipate that these revisions will cause any additional burden to CSBG grantees as they have completed the automated plan for six years. It is anticipated that the burden will continue to diminish in subsequent years due to improved automation. In addition to the CSBG State Plan, OCS requests that all grantees revise their CSBG Eligible Entity Master List in year one to add the executive director and website for each agency. Grantees will revise the Master List as necessary in subsequent years. As the CSBG Eligible Entity Master List is already completed and states have the information about their eligible entities (or sub-grantees), the burden will be E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 22058 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Notices minimal to the states to provide the additional requested information. Lastly, the request includes a survey for the sub-grantees (or CSBG-eligible entities). The survey focuses on the customer service that the CSBG sub- grantees receive from the CSBG grantees. The survey is optional, and this will be the fifth time that the CSBG sub-grantees that chose to submit will complete it. There are no revisions proposed to the survey. Respondents: State governments, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, and local level subgrantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument CSBG State Plan Application for States ............................. CSBG Eligible Entity Master List ......................................... CSBG ACSI Survey of Eligible Entities ............................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,848 hours for CSBG grantees; 111 for CSBG sub-grantees. 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. 676, Pub. L. 105–285, 112 Stat. 2735 (42 U.S.C. 9908). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–08604 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–27–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 56 56 1007 This is a primary data collection request for the Follow-up Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (Follow-up SCOPE), a follow-up to the previously approved Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (SCOPE) survey (OMB #0970–0515). The study aims to examine, using surveys and qualitative interviews, the practice and processes of coaching and professional development in supporting early care and education (ECE) settings in their provision of care for preschool children and their families as COVID–19 has progressed. The study will focus on both centers and family child care (FCC) homes that serve low-income children, with a primary target of settings that serve children supported by Child Care and Development Fund subsidies or a Head Start grant. 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. SUMMARY: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 3 3 1 Request for public comment. ADDRESSES: Submission for OMB Review; FollowUp Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (OMB #0970–0515) AGENCY: ACTION: Total number of responses per respondent 31 2 .33 Total burden hours Annual burden hours 5,208 336 332 1,736 112 111 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Follow-up SCOPE will examine the practice of coaching and professional development more broadly provided in support of centers and FCC homes. The study will collect information on the following: How coaching and professional development are supporting centers and FCC homes; the perceived value and role of coaching, professional development, and quality improvement; the features of coaching and how they are delivered; and the role(s) of coaches and how they have been supported. The study will also examine the degree to which coaching has been sustained and/or changed compared to before COVID–19. In particular, there will be a focus on understanding the use of remote versus in-person strategies for coaching and professional development. This study aims to explore the implementation of coaching and professional development in ECE settings as COVID–19 has progressed. The study will not allow for statistical generalization to different sites or service populations. Survey and interview questions will focus on the current status of these activities at the time of the data collection, changes compared to before COVID–19 began, and what has been challenging or worked well. The study will use surveys and interviews with center directors, FCC providers, and coaches. The sample frame will be comprised of respondents to the 2019 survey. Respondents: ECE center directors, coaches, and FCC providers who responded to 2019 SCOPE surveys. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 78 (Monday, April 26, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-08604]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services 
Block Grant (CSBG) Model State Plan Applications (OMB No. 0970-0382)

AGENCY: Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and 
Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Community Services (OCS) requests a three-year 
extension of the forms Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State 
Plan, CSBG Eligible Entity Master List, and the American Customer 
Survey Index (ACSI) (OMB #0970-0382, expiration 6/30/2021). There are 
minimal changes requested to the State Plan and the Master List. No 
changes are proposed to the ACSI.

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 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: Section 676 of the Community Services Block Grant 
(CSBG) Act requires states, including the District of Columbia and the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories applying for CSBG 
funds to submit an application and plan (CSBG State Plan). The CSBG 
State Plan must meet statutory requirements prior to CSBG grantees 
(states and territories) being funded with CSBG funds. Grantees have 
the option to submit a detailed plan annually or biannually. Grantees 
that submit a biannual plan must provide an abbreviated plan the 
following year if substantial changes to the initial plan will occur.
    OCS proposes to revise the automated CSBG State Plan format for 
states and territories by revising questions for clarity and system 
compatibility. OCS does not anticipate that these revisions will cause 
any additional burden to CSBG grantees as they have completed the 
automated plan for six years. It is anticipated that the burden will 
continue to diminish in subsequent years due to improved automation.
    In addition to the CSBG State Plan, OCS requests that all grantees 
revise their CSBG Eligible Entity Master List in year one to add the 
executive director and website for each agency. Grantees will revise 
the Master List as necessary in subsequent years. As the CSBG Eligible 
Entity Master List is already completed and states have the information 
about their eligible entities (or sub-grantees), the burden will be

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minimal to the states to provide the additional requested information.
    Lastly, the request includes a survey for the sub-grantees (or 
CSBG-eligible entities). The survey focuses on the customer service 
that the CSBG sub-grantees receive from the CSBG grantees. The survey 
is optional, and this will be the fifth time that the CSBG sub-grantees 
that chose to submit will complete it. There are no revisions proposed 
to the survey.
    Respondents: State governments, including the District of Columbia 
and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, and local 
level sub-grantees.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                   Total number   Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    of responses      hours per     Total burden    Annual burden
                                  of respondents  per respondent     response          hours           hours
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CSBG State Plan Application for               56               3              31           5,208           1,736
 States.........................
CSBG Eligible Entity Master List              56               3               2             336             112
CSBG ACSI Survey of Eligible                1007               1             .33             332             111
 Entities.......................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,848 hours for CSBG grantees; 
111 for CSBG sub-grantees.
    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. 676, Pub. L. 105-285, 112 Stat. 2735 (42 U.S.C. 
9908).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-08604 Filed 4-23-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-27-P