Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Refugee Resettlement Cash and Medical Assistance Program Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations-(ORR-2) (OMB #0970-0407), 28359-28360 [2021-11157]

Download as PDF 28359 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE—Continued Form name Individuals or households ................. Individuals or households ................. Individuals or households ................. Developmental Questionnaires ........ Respondent Data Collection Sheet .. Focus Group Documents ................. Total ........................................... ........................................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–11147 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Refugee Resettlement Cash and Medical Assistance Program Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations— (ORR–2) (OMB #0970–0407) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a three-year extension of the ORR Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA) Program Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations (ORR–2) (OMB #0970–0407, expiration 8/31/2021). There are no changes requested to the form. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork SUMMARY: Number of responses per respondent Average hours per response (in hours) 8,750 8,750 225 1 1 1 55/60 5/60 90/60 8,021 729 338 ........................ ........................ ........................ 9,455 Number of respondents Types of respondents 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 Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reimburses, to the extent of available appropriations, certain non-federal costs for the provision of cash and medical assistance to refugees, along with allowable expenses for the administration the refugee resettlement program at the State level. States and Replacement Designees currently submit the ORR–2 Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations, which provides aggregate expenditure and obligation data. The ORR–2 collects expenditures and obligations data separately for each of the four CMA program components: Refugee cash assistance, refugee medical assistance, Total burden hours cash and medical assistance administration, and services for unaccompanied minors. This breakdown of financial status data allows ORR to track program expenditures in greater detail to anticipate any funding issues and to meet the requirements of ORR regulations at CFR 400.211 to collect these data for use in estimating future costs of the refugee resettlement program. ORR must implement the methodology at CFR 400.211 each year after receipt of its annual appropriation to ensure that appropriated funds will be adequate for reimbursement to states of the costs for assistance provided to entering refugees. The estimating methodology prescribed in the regulations requires the use of actual past costs by program component. If the methodology indicates that appropriated funds are inadequate, ORR must take steps to reduce federal expenses, such as by limiting the number of months of eligibility for Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medical Assistance. The ORR–2 is a single-page financial report that allows ORR to collect the necessary data to ensure that funds are adequate for the projected need and thereby meet the requirements of both the Refugee Act and ORR regulations. Respondents: State governments and Replacement Designees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours ORR Financial Status Report Cash and Medical Assistance Program, Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations ............................................. 66 4 1.5 396 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 396. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 8 U.S.C. 1522 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) (Title IV, Sec. 412 of the Act) for each state E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 28360 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Notices agency requesting federal funding for refugee resettlement under 8 U.S.C. 524 (Title IV, Sec. 414 of the Act). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–11157 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative (New Collection) Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for an evaluation of the services provided to child welfare jurisdictions and Court Improvement Programs (CIP) by the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. This study uses instruments that build on previously approved OMB instruments, including satisfaction surveys, assessment tools, interview protocols, and service-specific feedback forms (OMB #0970–0484, expiration 11/30/22; OMB #0970–0494, expiration 2/28/23). DATES: 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. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Capacity Building Collaborative includes three centers (Center for States, Center for Tribes, Center for Courts) funded by the Children’s Bureau to provide national child welfare expertise and evidenceADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 informed training and technical assistance services to state, tribal, and U.S. territorial public child welfare agencies and CIP. The Centers offer services including Web-based content and resources, product development and dissemination, self-directed and group-based training, virtual learning and peer networking events, and tailored consultation, coaching, and facilitation (‘‘tailored services’’). Centers’ services will be evaluated by Center-specific evaluations and a crossCenter evaluation. The cross-Center evaluation will examine collaboration across and within Centers; how well Centers have established themselves nationally, and how the child welfare field perceives their expertise, credibility, and value; what services are delivered by the Centers, and how well they are defined; service recipient satisfaction with service quality; child welfare jurisdiction and federal staff’s experiences of assessment and work planning services offered by Centers; effectiveness of Center services; how Centers apply a common ‘‘change management approach’’ in their work; what affects child welfare jurisdiction engagement with and use of Center services; and the costs of Center services. The Center for States’ evaluation consists of data collection around two research questions and five sub-studies. The research questions focus on understanding usefulness, relevance, and satisfaction from a stakeholder perspective, as well as outcomes of all services, with a focus on tailored services. The sub-studies assess organizational capacities, child welfare policy and practice, and outcomes for children and families. The Center for Tribes’ evaluation will examine the extent to which the Center provides effective, culturally responsive services that meet the needs of tribal child welfare programs; the satisfaction of service recipients with service quality; and service outcomes for tribal child welfare programs and stakeholders. The Center for Courts’ evaluation will assess satisfaction with and effectiveness of service delivery; progress toward meeting Center goals and the needs of CIP to promote continuous quality improvement (CQI); and increased knowledge, collaboration, and capacity to improve court performance and child and family outcomes. Proposed cross-Center evaluation data sources for this effort include (1) a survey to assess child welfare staff perceptions of the outcomes of intensive 1 courses of tailored services and their satisfaction with those services, completed by a project team lead with input from the rest of the team; (2) a survey to assess child welfare staff perceptions of the outcomes of brief courses of tailored services, for use with tribes and CIP;2 (3,4,5) a leadership interview protocol, administered to all state/territory child welfare directors, and to tribal child welfare directors and CIP coordinators receiving services from the Centers; (6) a collaboration and communication survey administered twice to Center staff/contractors and their federal partners to understand whether factors that support collaboration are in place and improving over time; (7) a survey to assess whether collaborative teams for specific projects and/or communication teams exhibit signs of healthy collaboration; and (8) a survey to assess child welfare jurisdiction staff satisfaction with the assessment and work planning services provided by Centers. Center for States’ data sources include (1) a registration form for participation in virtual events; (2,3) a survey to gather feedback from participants in brief service events of 100+ registrants, and a follow-up survey to measure outcomes 3 months later; (4) a short poll for use by participants in brief service events with fewer than 100 registrants; (5) a peer learning group survey to gather feedback to inform program planning; (6) a survey to measure satisfaction with learning experiences; (7) a protocol for interviewing staff in jurisdictions receiving intensive services; (8) a protocol for use with state project leads to capture feedback following meetings associated with intensive projects, for use in a fidelity study; (9) a tailored services brief project survey to inform outcome reporting and CQI; (10) a survey of participants in peer-to-peer events to inform project planning; and (11) a jurisdiction interview protocol for a longitudinal ethnographic sub-study of several intensive projects. Center for Tribes’ data sources include (1) a form for tribes requesting Center services; (2) an inquiry form for Center staff to collect information on services the tribe requests; (3) a demographic survey to provide information about the tribal child welfare program; (4) a ‘‘needs and fit exploration tool—phase 1’’ to gather information to decide if the tribe’s request meets criteria for services; (5) a ‘‘needs and fit exploration tool—phase 2’’ for use when meeting with tribes whose service request has been 1 Intensive services typically last 9 or more months and involve 20 or more hours of service. 2 The Center for States will administer its own, similar survey for use with state respondents. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 26, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28359-28360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-11157]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Refugee 
Resettlement Cash and Medical Assistance Program Quarterly Report on 
Expenditures and Obligations--(ORR-2) (OMB #0970-0407)

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for 
Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a 
three-year extension of the ORR Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA) 
Program Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations (ORR-2) (OMB 
#0970-0407, expiration 8/31/2021). There are no changes requested to 
the form.

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 Office of Refugee 
Resettlement (ORR) reimburses, to the extent of available 
appropriations, certain non-federal costs for the provision of cash and 
medical assistance to refugees, along with allowable expenses for the 
administration the refugee resettlement program at the State level. 
States and Replacement Designees currently submit the ORR-2 Quarterly 
Report on Expenditures and Obligations, which provides aggregate 
expenditure and obligation data. The ORR-2 collects expenditures and 
obligations data separately for each of the four CMA program 
components: Refugee cash assistance, refugee medical assistance, cash 
and medical assistance administration, and services for unaccompanied 
minors. This breakdown of financial status data allows ORR to track 
program expenditures in greater detail to anticipate any funding issues 
and to meet the requirements of ORR regulations at CFR 400.211 to 
collect these data for use in estimating future costs of the refugee 
resettlement program. ORR must implement the methodology at CFR 400.211 
each year after receipt of its annual appropriation to ensure that 
appropriated funds will be adequate for reimbursement to states of the 
costs for assistance provided to entering refugees. The estimating 
methodology prescribed in the regulations requires the use of actual 
past costs by program component. If the methodology indicates that 
appropriated funds are inadequate, ORR must take steps to reduce 
federal expenses, such as by limiting the number of months of 
eligibility for Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medical Assistance. 
The ORR-2 is a single-page financial report that allows ORR to collect 
the necessary data to ensure that funds are adequate for the projected 
need and thereby meet the requirements of both the Refugee Act and ORR 
regulations.
    Respondents: State governments and Replacement Designees.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                Annual number    Average burden
                 Instrument                   Total number of   of  responses      hours per      Annual burden
                                                respondents     per respondent      response          hours
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ORR Financial Status Report Cash and Medical              66                4              1.5              396
 Assistance Program, Quarterly Report on
 Expenditures and Obligations...............
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 396.
    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: 8 U.S.C. 1522 of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(the Act) (Title IV, Sec. 412 of the Act) for each state

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agency requesting federal funding for refugee resettlement under 8 
U.S.C. 524 (Title IV, Sec. 414 of the Act).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-11157 Filed 5-25-21; 8:45 am]
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