Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970-0409), 31719-31720 [2021-12464]

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AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970–0409; expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor updates to the annual guidance which reflects a change in timing for the due date of the final report. 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 511(e)(8)(A) of Title V of the Social Security Act requires that grantees under the MIECHV program for states and jurisdictions submit an annual report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the program and activities carried out under the program, including such data and information as the Secretary shall require. Section 511(h)(2)(A) further SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 31720 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 15, 2021 / Notices states that the requirements for the MIECHV grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations are to be consistent, to the greatest extent practicable, with the requirements for grantees under the MIECHV program for states and jurisdictions. OCC, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau awarded grants for the Tribal MIECHV Program (Tribal Home Visiting) to support cooperative agreements to conduct community needs assessments; plan for and implement high-quality, culturally-relevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in at-risk tribal communities; establish, measure, and report on progress toward meeting performance measures in six legislatively-mandated benchmark areas; and conduct rigorous evaluation activities to build the knowledge base on home visiting among Native populations. After the first grant year, Tribal Home Visiting grantees must comply with the requirement to submit an Annual Report to the Secretary that should feature activities carried out under the program during the past reporting period, and a final report to the Secretary during the final year of their grant. To assist grantees with meeting these requirements, ACF created guidance for grantees to use when writing their reports. The guidance specifies that grantees must address the following: • Update on Home Visiting Program Goals and Objectives • Update on the Implementation of Home Visiting Program in Targeted Community(ies) • Progress toward Meeting Legislatively Mandated Benchmark Requirements • Update on Rigorous Evaluation Activities • Home Visiting Program Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Efforts • Update on dissemination activities • Administration of Home Visiting Program • Technical Assistance Needs Previously, the guidance included information about both the annual and the final reports from grantees. This extension request includes updates to the guidance to make it specific to just the annual reports. Guidance specific to the final report will be submitted for review and approval by OMB in the future. A comment period will accompany that request. Respondents: Tribal Home Visiting Managers (information collection does not include direct interaction with individuals or families that receive the services). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Annual Report to the Secretary ....................................................................... 23 1 25 575 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 575. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Authority: Title V of the Social Security Act, sections 511(e)(8)(A) and 511(h)(2)(A). John M. Sweet, Jr., ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31719-31720]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-12464]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Maternal, 
Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Guidance for 
Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970-0409)

AGENCY: Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, 
HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal 
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program: 
Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970-
0409; expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor updates to the annual 
guidance which reflects a change in timing for the due date of the 
final report.

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 511(e)(8)(A) of Title V 
of the Social Security Act requires that grantees under the MIECHV 
program for states and jurisdictions submit an annual report to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the program and 
activities carried out under the program, including such data and 
information as the Secretary shall require. Section 511(h)(2)(A) 
further

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states that the requirements for the MIECHV grants to tribes, tribal 
organizations, and urban Indian organizations are to be consistent, to 
the greatest extent practicable, with the requirements for grantees 
under the MIECHV program for states and jurisdictions.
    OCC, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services 
Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau awarded grants for the 
Tribal MIECHV Program (Tribal Home Visiting) to support cooperative 
agreements to conduct community needs assessments; plan for and 
implement high-quality, culturally-relevant, evidence-based home 
visiting programs in at-risk tribal communities; establish, measure, 
and report on progress toward meeting performance measures in six 
legislatively-mandated benchmark areas; and conduct rigorous evaluation 
activities to build the knowledge base on home visiting among Native 
populations.
    After the first grant year, Tribal Home Visiting grantees must 
comply with the requirement to submit an Annual Report to the Secretary 
that should feature activities carried out under the program during the 
past reporting period, and a final report to the Secretary during the 
final year of their grant. To assist grantees with meeting these 
requirements, ACF created guidance for grantees to use when writing 
their reports. The guidance specifies that grantees must address the 
following:

 Update on Home Visiting Program Goals and Objectives
 Update on the Implementation of Home Visiting Program in 
Targeted Community(ies)
 Progress toward Meeting Legislatively Mandated Benchmark 
Requirements
 Update on Rigorous Evaluation Activities
 Home Visiting Program Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) 
Efforts
 Update on dissemination activities
 Administration of Home Visiting Program
 Technical Assistance Needs

    Previously, the guidance included information about both the annual 
and the final reports from grantees. This extension request includes 
updates to the guidance to make it specific to just the annual reports. 
Guidance specific to the final report will be submitted for review and 
approval by OMB in the future. A comment period will accompany that 
request.
    Respondents: Tribal Home Visiting Managers (information collection 
does not include direct interaction with individuals or families that 
receive the services).

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                Annual  number  Average  burden
                 Instrument                    Total  number    of  responses       hours per     Annual  burden
                                              of  respondents  per  respondent      response          hours
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Annual Report to the Secretary..............              23                1               25              575
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 575.
    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: Title V of the Social Security Act, sections 
511(e)(8)(A) and 511(h)(2)(A).

John M. Sweet, Jr.,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-12464 Filed 6-14-21; 8:45 am]
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