Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child and Family Services Reviews, 24627 [2021-09665]

Download as PDF 24627 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 87 / Friday, May 7, 2021 / Notices Act of 1990 as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–186). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–09664 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB No. 0970–0214] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child and Family Services Reviews Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting reinstatement of the activities associated with the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) collection (OMB #0970–0214). Revisions have been made to the forms to clarify instructions and incorporate new guidance. The activities associated with the Title IV–E Foster Care Eligibility SUMMARY: Reviews and Anti-Discrimination Enforcement Corrective Action Plans have been removed from this collection. 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: The following activities are associated with the CFSR collection: CFSR Statewide Assessment, CFSR Onsite Review, and the CFSR Program Improvement Plan. The collection of information for review of state child and family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) is to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity with state plan requirements under titles IV–B and IV– E of the Social Security Act (the Act) and is authorized by section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a–2a] of the Act. The CFSR looks at the outcomes related to safety, permanency, and well-being of children served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic factors that support the outcomes. The information collection is needed to monitor state plan requirements under titles IV–B and IV–E of the Act and is required by federal statute. The resultant information will allow ACF to determine if states are in compliance with state plan requirements and are achieving desired outcomes for children and families. If necessary, ACF will require states revise applicable statutes, rules, policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, through the development and implementation of program improvement plans. The CFSR reviews not only address conformity with state plan requirements but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF’s and states’ experiences in conducting reviews and developing program improvement plans. Respondents: State Title IV–E Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument 45 CFR 1355.33(b) Statewide Assessment ........................ 45 CFR 1355.33(c) On-site Review Instrument (OSRI) Stakeholder Interview Guide (SIG) .................................. 45 CFR 1355.35(a) Program Improvement Plan (PIP) ....... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,878. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:55 May 06, 2021 Jkt 253001 Total number of responses per respondent 120 4,680 1,560 39 39 1 1 1,186 300 46,254 11,700 15,418 3,900 Authority: 42 U.S.C 1320a–2a. BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Intent To Award a Single-Source Supplement; National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Announcing the intent to award a single-source supplement for the ACTION: Sfmt 4703 National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care for the National Ombudsman Resource Center cooperative agreement. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the intent to award a single-source supplement to the current cooperative agreement held by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care for the National Ombudsman Resource Center. The COVID–19 pandemic has significantly impacted residents of long-term care facilities, staff, families, and Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs. During the pandemic the NORC has successfully provided the training, tools and resources for Ombudsman programs to SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2021–09665 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] Fmt 4703 Annual burden hours 1 Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. Frm 00046 Total burden hours 39 to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. PO 00000 Average burden hours per response E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 87 (Friday, May 7, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-09665]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[OMB No. 0970-0214]


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child and Family 
Services Reviews

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and 
Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting reinstatement of the activities associated with the Child 
and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) collection (OMB #0970-0214). 
Revisions have been made to the forms to clarify instructions and 
incorporate new guidance. The activities associated with the Title IV-E 
Foster Care Eligibility Reviews and Anti-Discrimination Enforcement 
Corrective Action Plans have been removed from this collection.

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: The following activities are associated with the CFSR 
collection: CFSR Statewide Assessment, CFSR On-site Review, and the 
CFSR Program Improvement Plan. The collection of information for review 
of state child and family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 
1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) is to determine whether such programs are in 
substantial conformity with state plan requirements under titles IV-B 
and IV-E of the Social Security Act (the Act) and is authorized by 
section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a-2a] of the Act. The CFSR looks at the 
outcomes related to safety, permanency, and well-being of children 
served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic factors that 
support the outcomes. The information collection is needed to monitor 
state plan requirements under titles IV-B and IV-E of the Act and is 
required by federal statute. The resultant information will allow ACF 
to determine if states are in compliance with state plan requirements 
and are achieving desired outcomes for children and families. If 
necessary, ACF will require states revise applicable statutes, rules, 
policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, through 
the development and implementation of program improvement plans. The 
CFSR reviews not only address conformity with state plan requirements 
but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children 
and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this 
information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF's 
and states' experiences in conducting reviews and developing program 
improvement plans.
    Respondents: State Title IV-E Agencies.

                                             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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45 CFR 1355.33(b) Statewide                   39               1             120           4,680           1,560
 Assessment.....................
45 CFR 1355.33(c) On-site Review              39               1           1,186          46,254          15,418
 Instrument (OSRI) Stakeholder
 Interview Guide (SIG)..........
45 CFR 1355.35(a) Program                     39               1             300          11,700           3,900
 Improvement Plan (PIP).........
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,878.
    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: 42 U.S.C 1320a-2a.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-09665 Filed 5-6-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P