Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Child Care Data Collection for ACF-218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR), 38723-38724 [2021-15711]

Download as PDF 38723 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices disabilities and their families. The study will not allow for statistical generalization beyond EHS/HS and their service populations. The study will report on inclusive practices, staffing, professional development, and collaboration with local education agencies, early intervention programs, health providers, and other community stakeholders who serve young children with disabilities and their families. ACF aims to address the research questions through a national survey of EHS/HS program directors (Wave 1), a survey with DSCs identified by the directors (Wave 2), and a one-time qualitative interview with a subset of DSCs who respond to the web-based survey (Wave 3). There are no data regarding the population of the DSC workforce and subgroups, preventing the team from setting a frame for selecting a nationally representative sample. Given the lack of administrative data and contact information about DSCs, it is essential that a national survey of EHS/HS directors (Wave 1) be conducted to identify DSC respondents. A purposive sample of DSCs who completed the Wave 2 survey will be asked to participate in a semistructured, qualitative interview. Data collection activities will occur over 15 months, shortly after OMB approval. The three waves of data collection will occur concurrently—the Wave 1 survey will be fielded for approximately 8 months; the Wave 2 survey will be fielded for approximately 12 months; and the Wave 3 interviews will be conducted over 4 months. Respondents: Head Start Directors, Head Start Disability Services Coordinators. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Survey of EHS/HS Program Directors (Wave 1) ................. Survey of EHS/HS DSCs (Wave 2) ..................................... DSC Interview (Wave 3) ...................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 799.5. 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. 9835; 42 U.S.C. 9844. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15594 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 1,600 1,200 36 Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Child Care Data Collection for ACF–218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR) Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: Request for public comment. The Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 1-year extension of the form ACF–218: Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB #0970–0517, expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor changes requested to the form related to COVID–19 pandemic supplemental funding increases. SUMMARY: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. DATES: The proposed collection of information will be posted at www.acf.hhs.gov/occ. Comments may be submitted by emailing infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, a copy can also be obtained by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be ADDRESSES: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 1 1 1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) 0.42 0.75 0.75 Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) 672 900 27 336 450 13.5 identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Lead Agencies are required to spend a certain percent of their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) awards on activities to improve the quality of child care. Lead Agencies are also required to invest in at least 1 of 10 allowable quality activities included in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. In order to ensure that states and territories are meeting these requirements, the CCDBG Act and the CCDF final rule require Lead Agencies to submit an annual report that describes how quality funds were expended. The CCDF final rule named this the QPR. The report must describe how quality funds were expended, including what types of activities were funded and measures used to evaluate progress in improving the quality of child care programs and services. The QPR increased transparency on quality spending and will continue to gather detailed information on how states and territories are spending their quality funds, as well as more specific data points to reflect the requirements in the CCDBG Act and the CCDF final rule. The annual data provided by the QPR will be used to describe how lead agencies are spending a significant investment per year to key stakeholders, including Congress, federal, state and territory administrators, providers, parents, and the public. E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 38724 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices Specifically, this report will be used to: • Ensure accountability and transparency for the use of CCDF quality funds, including a set-aside for quality infant and toddler care and the stabilization grants funded by the American Rescue Plan Act funding; • Track progress toward meeting state- and territory-set indicators and benchmarks for improvement of child care quality based on goals and activities described in CCDF Plans; • Understand efforts to progress towards all child care settings meeting the developmental needs of children; and • Inform federal technical assistance efforts and decisions regarding strategic use of quality funds. Respondents: State and territory CCDF lead agencies (56). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours ACF–218: FFY 2021 QPR ............................................................................... 56 1 75 4,200 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. 9858. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15711 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–43–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Portal Registration (OMB No.: 0970–0370) Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for AGENCY: Children and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is requesting the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the ‘‘Child Support Portal Registration,’’ with revisions, for an additional three years. OCSE’s Child Support Portal (‘‘Portal’’) contains applications to assist state child support agencies with administering their programs. Authorized Portal users must register with OCSE to access Portal applications and provide OCSE with certain preferences. The current OMB approval expires on February 28, 2022. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Description: OCSE’s Division of Federal Systems maintains the Portal, which contains various applications that authorized users may view, update, and upload or download information for child support purposes. OCSE creates secure profiles for authorized users for employers, insurers, and financial institutions based on information provided in the Employer Services and Insurance Match Debt Inquiry Portal Registration forms. OCSE added the electronic National Medical Support Notice (e-NMSN), the electronic Incoming Withholding Order (e-IWO), and Multistate Financial Institution Data Match FAST Levy (MSFIDM FAST LEVY) Profile forms, which provide OCSE with information to set up the respective program user’s process and capture preferences. State child support agencies manage and authenticate authorization for individual users via the state proxy server; therefore, a Portal Registration form is not required. State users must, however, provide OCSE with their respective Portal preferences. Respondents: Employers, Financial Institutions, Insurers, and State Child Support Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Tota estimated number of respondents lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Information collection instrument Employer Services Agreement and Profile ...................................... Insurance Match Debt Inquiry Agreement and Profile .................... e-NMSN: Plan Administrator Profile ................................................ e-NMSN: Employer Profile .............................................................. e-NMSN: State Profile ..................................................................... e-IWO S2S Profile ........................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Total number of responses per respondent 9,508 18 5 5 5 4 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 1 22JYN1 0.08 0.08 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 Total burden hours 760.64 1.44 1.10 1.10 1.10 0.88

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Child Care 
Data Collection for ACF-218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR)

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 1-year 
extension of the form ACF-218: Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB 
#0970-0517, expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor changes requested to 
the form related to COVID-19 pandemic supplemental funding increases.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects 
of the information collection described above.

ADDRESSES: The proposed collection of information will be posted at 
www.acf.hhs.gov/occ. Comments may be submitted by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, a copy can also be obtained 
by emailing [email protected]. All requests should be 
identified by the title of the information collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: Lead Agencies are required to spend a certain percent 
of their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) awards on activities to 
improve the quality of child care. Lead Agencies are also required to 
invest in at least 1 of 10 allowable quality activities included in the 
Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. In order to 
ensure that states and territories are meeting these requirements, the 
CCDBG Act and the CCDF final rule require Lead Agencies to submit an 
annual report that describes how quality funds were expended. The CCDF 
final rule named this the QPR. The report must describe how quality 
funds were expended, including what types of activities were funded and 
measures used to evaluate progress in improving the quality of child 
care programs and services. The QPR increased transparency on quality 
spending and will continue to gather detailed information on how states 
and territories are spending their quality funds, as well as more 
specific data points to reflect the requirements in the CCDBG Act and 
the CCDF final rule. The annual data provided by the QPR will be used 
to describe how lead agencies are spending a significant investment per 
year to key stakeholders, including Congress, federal, state and 
territory administrators, providers, parents, and the public.

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    Specifically, this report will be used to:
     Ensure accountability and transparency for the use of CCDF 
quality funds, including a set-aside for quality infant and toddler 
care and the stabilization grants funded by the American Rescue Plan 
Act funding;
     Track progress toward meeting state- and territory-set 
indicators and benchmarks for improvement of child care quality based 
on goals and activities described in CCDF Plans;
     Understand efforts to progress towards all child care 
settings meeting the developmental needs of children; and
     Inform federal technical assistance efforts and decisions 
regarding strategic use of quality funds.
    Respondents: State and territory CCDF lead agencies (56).

                                             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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ACF-218: FFY 2021 QPR.......................              56                1               75            4,200
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    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. 9858.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-15711 Filed 7-21-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-43-P