Submission for OMB Review; Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study (OMB #0970-0471), 38721-38722 [2021-15568]

Download as PDF 38721 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices • Diagnosing WTC-related health conditions for which there have been diagnostic uncertainty; and • Treating WTC-related health conditions for which there have been treatment uncertainty. new or improved treatment, care, or practices)? (3) What are the primary research needs of WTC survivors (adults and/or children) and similar survivor populations south of 14th street in Manhattan and in Brooklyn? Request for Information The WTC Health Program conducts research among members receiving monitoring or treatment in the Program and in sampled populations outside the New York City disaster area in Manhattan as far north as 14th Street and in Brooklyn. WTC survivors include individuals who lived, worked, went to school, or attended child or adult day care in the NYC Disaster Area on September 11, 2001, or in the following days, weeks, or months and those otherwise meeting the eligibility criteria in 42 CFR 88.8. NIOSH is soliciting public comments from any interested party regarding research priorities for WTC Health Program FY2022 research projects on WTC survivors (adults and children) and similar survivor populations south of 14th street in Manhattan and in Brooklyn. Specifically, NIOSH seeks input on the following questions: (1) What are the most important research gaps that need to be addressed within the scope of the research solicitation? (For NIOSH-funded research projects related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and areas of interest based on the Program’s Research Agenda, please visit the WTC Health Program Research Gateway.) (2) What are the most important areas of diagnostic and treatment uncertainty that could most benefit from intervention research (information that bridges the gap between science and practice, care, or treatment by addressing the barriers, challenges, and needs to advance implementation of John J. Howard, Administrator, World Trade Center Health Program and Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2021–15611 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Early Head Start–Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study (OMB #0970–0471) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Head Start– Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study. SUMMARY: 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. 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 information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: This information collection is to provide nationally descriptive, longitudinal data on partnerships between Early Head Start programs and child care providers to inform program planning, technical assistance, and research. The proposed data collection is a follow-up study of the 2015 (National Descriptive Study (NDS) of Early Head Start–Child Care Partnerships (OMB 0970–0471) that obtained information about the EHS programs, community-based child care centers, and family child care providers participating in the federal grants supporting the implementation of Early Head Start–child care partnerships (EHS–CCPs). The current information collection request will follow up with EHS programs and child care providers who participated in the NDS to understand whether and how partnerships have been sustained or have dissolved, and which features of partnerships support or impede sustainability. Data collection activities will include surveys of directors of 2015 EHS–CCP grantees and of child care provider directors/managers who were selected for participation in the NDS, as well as semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of providers whose partnerships have dissolved and have been sustained since 2016. Respondents: Early Head Start program directors and child care providers. ADDRESSES: ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Instrument EHS Program Director Survey ............................................. Provider Survey (Sustained Partnership Provider Survey and Dissolved Partnership Provider Survey) ................... Dissolved Partnership Provider Semi-structured Interview Protocol ............................................................................ Sustained Partnership Provider Semi-structured Interview Protocol ............................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 162. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) 335 1 .58 194 65 470 1 .50 235 78 48 1 .83 40 13 24 1 .83 20 6 Authority: Sec 645A and 649 of the Improving Head Start for School PO 00000 Average burden per response (in hours) Sfmt 4703 Readiness Act of 2007 and the E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 38722 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019. The Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new collection, ACF–901—American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data. The data collection will provide numbers and characteristics of child care providers receiving ARP Act stabilization grant awards. SUMMARY: Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15568 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families 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. DATES: Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF–901—American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data (New Collection) Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The proposed collection of information will be posted at www.acf.hhs.gov/occ. Comments may be submitted by emailing ADDRESSES: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, a copy can also be obtained by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The ARP Act of 2021 (Sec. 2202, Pub. L. 117–2) included approximately $24 billion in funding for child care stabilization grants. State and territory lead agencies must spend at least 90 percent of the stabilization funds as subgrants to qualified child care providers to support the stability of the child care sector during and after the COVID–19 public health emergency. Data collection will include child care provider-level information about the numbers and characteristics of child care providers receiving stabilization grant awards. Respondents: State and Territory Lead Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 56 4 20 4,480 ACF–901: American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data .............................................................................................................. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9857 et seq.); 45 CFR parts 98 and 99; the ARP Act of 2021 (Sec. 2202, Pub. L. 117–2). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15606 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–84–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; The Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: This is a new request for data collection for the Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start. The study aims to provide a nationally representative picture of the Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) workforce, as well as services provided to children with disabilities and their families within these programs and how EHS/HS collaborates with services in the community, including health providers, Local Education Agencies, and Part C. This is the first study of the HS/EHS DSC workforce and will contain three waves of data collection using surveys and qualitative interviews. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families (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 OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Study of DSCs and Inclusion in Head Start will support ACF in better understanding the implementation of EHS/HS policies and practices for delivering disability services. This study aims to present a nationally representative description of the characteristics and work of DSCs and related staff in EHS/HS programs and how EHS/HS serves children with DATES: E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 138 (Thursday, July 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38721-38722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15568]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Early Head Start-Child Care 
Partnerships Sustainability Study (OMB #0970-0471)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration 
for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect 
information for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships 
Sustainability Study.

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.

ADDRESSES: 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: This information collection is to provide nationally 
descriptive, longitudinal data on partnerships between Early Head Start 
programs and child care providers to inform program planning, technical 
assistance, and research. The proposed data collection is a follow-up 
study of the 2015 (National Descriptive Study (NDS) of Early Head 
Start-Child Care Partnerships (OMB 0970-0471) that obtained information 
about the EHS programs, community-based child care centers, and family 
child care providers participating in the federal grants supporting the 
implementation of Early Head Start-child care partnerships (EHS-CCPs). 
The current information collection request will follow up with EHS 
programs and child care providers who participated in the NDS to 
understand whether and how partnerships have been sustained or have 
dissolved, and which features of partnerships support or impede 
sustainability. Data collection activities will include surveys of 
directors of 2015 EHS-CCP grantees and of child care provider 
directors/managers who were selected for participation in the NDS, as 
well as semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of providers 
whose partnerships have dissolved and have been sustained since 2016.
    Respondents: Early Head Start program directors and child care 
providers.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                     Number of
                                     Number of     responses per
                                    respondents     respondent    Average burden   Total burden    Annual burden
           Instrument               (total over     (total over    per response     (in hours)      (in hours)
                                      request         request       (in hours)
                                      period)         period)
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EHS Program Director Survey.....             335               1             .58             194              65
Provider Survey (Sustained                   470               1             .50             235              78
 Partnership Provider Survey and
 Dissolved Partnership Provider
 Survey)........................
Dissolved Partnership Provider                48               1             .83              40              13
 Semi-structured Interview
 Protocol.......................
Sustained Partnership Provider                24               1             .83              20               6
 Semi-structured Interview
 Protocol.......................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 162.
    Authority: Sec 645A and 649 of the Improving Head Start for School 
Readiness Act of 2007 and the

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-15568 Filed 7-21-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-22-P