60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Data Collection and Reporting for HUD's Homeless Assistance Programs-Annual Performance Report and System Performance Report; OMB Control No.: 2506-0145, 38499-38500 [2021-15461]

Download as PDF 38499 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7036–N–03] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Data Collection and Reporting for HUD’s Homeless Assistance Programs—Annual Performance Report and System Performance Report; OMB Control No.: 2506–0145 Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 20, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Anna Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5535 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Snow, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department SUMMARY: of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email at William.Snow@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–4541. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Data Collection and Reporting for HUD’s Continuum of Care Program—Annual Performance Report and System Performance Report. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0145. Type of Request: Reinstatement. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This request is for clearance of data collection and reporting to enable the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) to continue to manage and assess the effectiveness of its homeless assistance projects on an annual basis. Per 24 CFR 578.103(e), HUD requires recipients and subrecipients that receive funding through the CoC Program (authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act) to prepare and submit annual project-level reports on performance and spending. This request will also enable the HUD CPD Office to initiate a process to assess the effectiveness of local coordinated systems of homeless assistance. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, now requires communities to measure their performance as a coordinated system, in addition to analyzing performance by specific projects or project types. Section 427 of the Act established a set of selection criteria for HUD to use in awarding CoC Program funding. These selection criteria require CoCs to report to HUD their system-level performance. The intent of these selection criteria are to encourage CoCs, in coordination with Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program recipients and all other homeless assistance stakeholders in the community, to regularly measure their progress in meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in their community and to report this progress to HUD. This request is for HUD to collect system-level performance measure data from CoCs on an annual basis, as described in Appendix B of this document. The project APR and system-level performance measures both rely on a primary data source in each CoC—a local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). An HMIS is an electronic data collection system that stores person-level information about homeless persons who access a community’s homeless service system. Over the past decade, HUD has supported the development of local HMIS by funding their development and implementation, by providing technical assistance, and by developing national data standards that enable the collection of standardized information on the characteristics, service patterns and service needs of homeless persons within a jurisdiction and across jurisdictions. These standards are described in HUD’s HMIS Data Standards. ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT Number of respondents jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Information collection Annual Performance Report (CoC Program)—Non-profit Recipients ............... Annual Performance Report (YHDP)— Non-profit Recipients ............................ Performance Report (Unsheltered Grants)—Non-profit Recipients ............ Annual Performance Report—State and Local Recipients ................................... Annual Performance Report (YHDP)— State and Local Recipients .................. Performance Report (Unsheltered Grants)—State and Local Recipients ... Total .................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frequency of response Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 4,000 1 4 16,000 $39.89 $638,240.00 200 5 5 5,000 39.89 199,450.00 25 5 4 500 39.89 19,945.00 4,000 1 4 16,000 39.89 638,240.00 200 5 5 5,000 39.89 199,450.00 25 5 4 500 39.89 19,945.00 8,450 10,250 ........................ 43,000 ........................ 1,715,270.00 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 38500 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / Notices SYSTEM PERFORMANCE MEASURES REPORT Number of respondents Information collection Group 1: CoCs with Automated Software Report ................................................... Group 2: CoCs with Manual Software Report ................................................... Total .................................................. Frequency of response Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 385 1 13 5,005 $39.89 $199,649.45 15 1 15 225 39.89 8,975.25 400 400 ........................ 5,230 ........................ 208,624.70 PERFORMANCE DATA CHECK-UP Number of respondents Information collection Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost CoCs ........................................................ HMIS Lead Agency .................................. Project Recipients .................................... 400 400 600 4 1 1 1 1 1 1,600 400 300 $35.52 35.52 35.52 $56,832.00 14,208.00 10,656.00 Total .................................................. 1,400 2,600 ........................ 2,300 ........................ 81,696.00 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Frequency of response Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, James Arthur Jemison II, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Aaron Santa Anna, who is the Federal Register Liaison for HUD, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Aaron Santa Anna, Federal Register Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. [FR Doc. 2021–15461 Filed 7–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; EBSA Participant Assistance Program Customer Survey Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) described below. A copy of the ICRs may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice requests public comment on the Department’s revision of a currently approved collection of information regarding a customer survey that solicits inquirers’ feedback on the applicability and utility of EBSA’s Participant Assistance Program. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor. Title: EBSA Participant Assistance Program Customer Survey. OMB Number: 1210–0161. Respondents: (Annual) 11,200. Number of Annual Responses: 11,200. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,867 hours. Total Annual Costs: $0. Description: The demographic questions in the EBSA Participant Assistance Program Customer Survey are being updated in response to Executive Order 13985—Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.1 The new demographic survey information will be used to provide additional training to EBSA benefits advisors in order to better SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Employee Benefits Security Administration SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the ADDRESSES section on or before September 20, 2021. ADDRESSES: James Butikofer, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, N–5718, Washington, DC 20210, or ebsa.opr@ dol.gov. DATES: 1 Presidential Documents, 86 FR 7009 (Jan. 25, 2021). E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 21, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7036-N-03]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Data Collection 
and Reporting for HUD's Homeless Assistance Programs--Annual 
Performance Report and System Performance Report; OMB Control No.: 
2506-0145

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment 
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: September 20, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Anna Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-5535 
(this is not a toll-free number) or email at [email protected] for a 
copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with 
hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Snow, Office of Community 
Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email at [email protected] 
or telephone 202-402-4541. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with 
hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies 
of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Data Collection and Reporting for 
HUD's Continuum of Care Program--Annual Performance Report and System 
Performance Report.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0145.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This 
request is for clearance of data collection and reporting to enable the 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of 
Community Planning and Development (CPD) to continue to manage and 
assess the effectiveness of its homeless assistance projects on an 
annual basis. Per 24 CFR 578.103(e), HUD requires recipients and 
subrecipients that receive funding through the CoC Program (authorized 
by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the 
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) 
Act) to prepare and submit annual project-level reports on performance 
and spending.
    This request will also enable the HUD CPD Office to initiate a 
process to assess the effectiveness of local coordinated systems of 
homeless assistance. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as 
amended, now requires communities to measure their performance as a 
coordinated system, in addition to analyzing performance by specific 
projects or project types. Section 427 of the Act established a set of 
selection criteria for HUD to use in awarding CoC Program funding. 
These selection criteria require CoCs to report to HUD their system-
level performance. The intent of these selection criteria are to 
encourage CoCs, in coordination with Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) 
Program recipients and all other homeless assistance stakeholders in 
the community, to regularly measure their progress in meeting the needs 
of people experiencing homelessness in their community and to report 
this progress to HUD. This request is for HUD to collect system-level 
performance measure data from CoCs on an annual basis, as described in 
Appendix B of this document.
    The project APR and system-level performance measures both rely on 
a primary data source in each CoC--a local Homeless Management 
Information System (HMIS). An HMIS is an electronic data collection 
system that stores person-level information about homeless persons who 
access a community's homeless service system. Over the past decade, HUD 
has supported the development of local HMIS by funding their 
development and implementation, by providing technical assistance, and 
by developing national data standards that enable the collection of 
standardized information on the characteristics, service patterns and 
service needs of homeless persons within a jurisdiction and across 
jurisdictions. These standards are described in HUD's HMIS Data 
Standards.

                                                                Annual Performance Report
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                                                             Number of     Frequency of     Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
                 Information collection                     respondents      response      per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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Annual Performance Report (CoC Program)--Non-profit                4,000               1               4          16,000          $39.89     $638,240.00
 Recipients.............................................
Annual Performance Report (YHDP)--Non-profit Recipients.             200               5               5           5,000           39.89      199,450.00
Performance Report (Unsheltered Grants)--Non-profit                   25               5               4             500           39.89       19,945.00
 Recipients.............................................
Annual Performance Report--State and Local Recipients...           4,000               1               4          16,000           39.89      638,240.00
Annual Performance Report (YHDP)--State and Local                    200               5               5           5,000           39.89      199,450.00
 Recipients.............................................
Performance Report (Unsheltered Grants)--State and Local              25               5               4             500           39.89       19,945.00
 Recipients.............................................
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    Total...............................................           8,450          10,250  ..............          43,000  ..............    1,715,270.00
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                                                           System Performance Measures Report
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                                                             Number of     Frequency of     Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
                 Information collection                     respondents      response      per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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Group 1: CoCs with Automated Software Report............             385               1              13           5,005          $39.89     $199,649.45
Group 2: CoCs with Manual Software Report...............              15               1              15             225           39.89        8,975.25
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    Total...............................................             400             400  ..............           5,230  ..............      208,624.70
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                                                                Performance Data Check-Up
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                                                             Number of     Frequency of     Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
                 Information collection                     respondents      response      per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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CoCs....................................................             400               4               1           1,600          $35.52      $56,832.00
HMIS Lead Agency........................................             400               1               1             400           35.52       14,208.00
Project Recipients......................................             600               1               1             300           35.52       10,656.00
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    Total...............................................           1,400           2,600  ..............           2,300  ..............       81,696.00
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B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected parties concerning the collection of information described in 
Section A on the following:
    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD 
encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these 
questions.

C. Authority

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35.
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, James Arthur Jemison II, having reviewed and approved this 
document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this 
document to submitter, Aaron Santa Anna, who is the Federal Register 
Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register.

Aaron Santa Anna,
Federal Register Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development.
[FR Doc. 2021-15461 Filed 7-20-21; 8:45 am]
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