Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151), 48151-48152 [2021-18519]

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[FR Doc. 2021–18543 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970–0151) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new wave SUMMARY: of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) as well as a follow-up to a special data collection fielded in the fall of 2021. 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: 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. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The purpose of the FACES data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110–134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start Regions I through X (which are geographically based); AIAN (American Indian and Alaska Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds Head Start programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes). Both studies will provide data on a set of key indicators for Head Start programs. Information about the Head Start program recruitment and center selection processes and on the fall 2019, spring 2020, and fall 2021 data collection activities for both FACES and AIAN FACES can be found here: https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202005-0970-009. This 60-day notice describes: • The spring 2022 round of FACES program- and classroom-level data collection. • A follow-up in spring 2022 of the fall 2021 FACES and AIAN FACES child-level data collection. FACES spring 2022 data collection will take place in 180 Head Start programs nationwide. Of the 180 programs, 60 will have participated in fall data collection and 120 will be added to participate in classroom- and program-data collection only. AIAN FACES will continue in the same 22 programs that participated in 2019, 2020, and 2021 data collection. Data collection activities will include teacher sampling (for the 120 FACES programs not part of fall 2021), parent surveys, teacher child reports, staff surveys, and, for FACES, classroom observations. In the additional 120 programs added to FACES in spring 2022, data collection will begin with sampling of FACES teachers in 240 Head Start centers. Study team members will request a list of all teachers working with Head Startfunded children. As in fall 2021, for the spring 2022 follow-up data collection, FACES will survey the parents of 2,400 Head Start children in Regions I–X (FACES 2019) and 800 children in Region XI (AIAN FACES 2019) and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children’s learning skills and social and emotional skills. Parents of sampled children (2,400 for FACES and 800 for AIAN FACES) will complete surveys on the web or by telephone about their children and family. In all 202 programs (180 for FACES and 22 for AIAN FACES), Head Start teachers will rate each sampled child (approximately 10 children per teacher) using the web or paper-and-pencil forms. Teachers, program directors, and center directors will also complete a survey, also using the web or paper-and-pencil forms, about themselves and the services and instruction in Head Start. Respondents: Parents of Head Start children; Head Start staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Instrument Number of respondents (total over request period) Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 240 2,400 240 720 360 180 800 1 1 10 1 1 1 1 FACES 2019 spring 2022 special teacher sampling form from Head Start staff ........................................... FACES 2019 special Head Start parent survey .............. FACES 2019 special Head Start teacher child report ..... FACES 2019 Head Start teacher survey ........................ FACES 2019 Head Start center director survey ............. FACES 2019 Head Start program director survey .......... AIAN FACES 2019 special Head Start parent survey .... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Aug 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM .17 .58 .17 .67 .58 .67 .58 27AUN1 Total burden (in hours) 41 1,392 408 482 209 121 464 Annual burden (in hours) 14 464 136 161 70 40 155 48152 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 164 / Friday, August 27, 2021 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Instrument Number of respondents (total over request period) Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 90 90 42 22 9 1 1 1 AIAN FACES 2019 special Head Start teacher child report ............................................................................... AIAN FACES 2019 Head Start teacher survey ............... AIAN FACES 2019 Head Start center director survey .... AIAN FACES 2019 Head Start program director survey Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,114. 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: Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–18519 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the Integrating Financial Capability and Employment Services Project (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Aug 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 proposing a data collection activity as part of the Integrating Financial Capability and Employment Services Project. The objective of this project is to better understand financial capability interventions offered in the context of delivering employment and training services for low-income adults. This descriptive study intends to use this information to build more evidence about the extent, forms, and practices of incorporating financial capability interventions into organizations delivering employment and training services for low-income adult populations, and to help establish a basis for future research and evaluation in this area. This project will focus on organizations delivering employment and training services that also offer financial capability services to lowincome adults. 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 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 objective of the Integrating Financial Capability and Employment Services Project is to better understand financial capability interventions offered in the context of delivering employment and training services for low-income adults. This PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) .17 .58 .50 .50 Total burden (in hours) 138 52 21 11 Annual burden (in hours) 46 17 7 4 descriptive study intends to use the information collected to build more evidence about the extent, forms, and practices of incorporating financial capability interventions into organizations delivering employment and training services for low-income adult populations, and to help establish a basis for future research and evaluation in this area. This project will focus on organizations delivering employment and training services that also offer financial capability services to low-income adults and will include: • An online survey of organizations to document important factors driving the decision to incorporate financial capability services as well as key inputs, activities, and outputs involved in offering such services; • phone interviews of administrators of organizations to gather qualitative information on how organizations implement financial capability across a variety of program types; • virtual site visits to four organizations to collect in-depth qualitative information from multiple perspectives on notable models; • interviews with participants to provide context on participants’ perspectives on these services; • interviews with employers offering financial capability services to collect qualitative information on the types of financial capability services delivered in the employer context; and • focus groups with administrators of organizations to identify challenges integrating financial capability services into employment and training services. Respondents: Individuals that are currently receiving or have received financial capability services; administrators, managers, and staff of employment and training programs; managers and staff of programs that partner with employment and training programs; and leadership at private employers. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 164 (Friday, August 27, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18519]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Family and 
Child Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151)

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new 
wave of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) as 
well as a follow-up to a special data collection fielded in the fall of 
2021.

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, 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 purpose of the FACES data collection is to support 
the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110-134), 
which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and 
effectiveness. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start Regions I through X 
(which are geographically based); AIAN (American Indian and Alaska 
Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds Head Start 
programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and Alaska 
Native tribes). Both studies will provide data on a set of key 
indicators for Head Start programs. Information about the Head Start 
program recruitment and center selection processes and on the fall 
2019, spring 2020, and fall 2021 data collection activities for both 
FACES and AIAN FACES can be found here: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202005-0970-009.
    This 60-day notice describes:
     The spring 2022 round of FACES program- and classroom-
level data collection.
     A follow-up in spring 2022 of the fall 2021 FACES and AIAN 
FACES child-level data collection.
    FACES spring 2022 data collection will take place in 180 Head Start 
programs nationwide. Of the 180 programs, 60 will have participated in 
fall data collection and 120 will be added to participate in classroom- 
and program-data collection only. AIAN FACES will continue in the same 
22 programs that participated in 2019, 2020, and 2021 data collection. 
Data collection activities will include teacher sampling (for the 120 
FACES programs not part of fall 2021), parent surveys, teacher child 
reports, staff surveys, and, for FACES, classroom observations.
    In the additional 120 programs added to FACES in spring 2022, data 
collection will begin with sampling of FACES teachers in 240 Head Start 
centers. Study team members will request a list of all teachers working 
with Head Start-funded children.
    As in fall 2021, for the spring 2022 follow-up data collection, 
FACES will survey the parents of 2,400 Head Start children in Regions 
I-X (FACES 2019) and 800 children in Region XI (AIAN FACES 2019) and 
ask their Head Start teachers to rate children's learning skills and 
social and emotional skills. Parents of sampled children (2,400 for 
FACES and 800 for AIAN FACES) will complete surveys on the web or by 
telephone about their children and family. In all 202 programs (180 for 
FACES and 22 for AIAN FACES), Head Start teachers will rate each 
sampled child (approximately 10 children per teacher) using the web or 
paper-and-pencil forms. Teachers, program directors, and center 
directors will also complete a survey, also using the web or paper-and-
pencil forms, about themselves and the services and instruction in Head 
Start.
    Respondents: Parents of Head Start children; Head Start staff.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                    Number of
                                   Number of      responses per   Average burden
          Instrument              respondents       respondent     per response    Total burden    Annual burden
                                  (total over      (total over      (in hours)      (in hours)      (in hours)
                                request period)  request period)
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FACES 2019 spring 2022 special              240                1             .17              41              14
 teacher sampling form from
 Head Start staff.............
FACES 2019 special Head Start             2,400                1             .58           1,392             464
 parent survey................
FACES 2019 special Head Start               240               10             .17             408             136
 teacher child report.........
FACES 2019 Head Start teacher               720                1             .67             482             161
 survey.......................
FACES 2019 Head Start center                360                1             .58             209              70
 director survey..............
FACES 2019 Head Start program               180                1             .67             121              40
 director survey..............
AIAN FACES 2019 special Head                800                1             .58             464             155
 Start parent survey..........

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AIAN FACES 2019 special Head                 90                9             .17             138              46
 Start teacher child report...
AIAN FACES 2019 Head Start                   90                1             .58              52              17
 teacher survey...............
AIAN FACES 2019 Head Start                   42                1             .50              21               7
 center director survey.......
AIAN FACES 2019 Head Start                   22                1             .50              11               4
 program director survey......
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,114.
    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: Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving 
Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-18519 Filed 8-26-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-22-P