Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for NCCC Impact Evaluation, 49319 [2021-18958]

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AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Corporation for National and Community Service (operating as AmeriCorps) is proposing a renewal of the existing public information collection request (ICR) entitled NCCC Impact Evaluation with revisions that expand the scope to include COVID–19 vaccine distribution and related activities case studies. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by November 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: AmeriCorps, Attention: Melissa Gouge, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the AmeriCorps mailroom at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment that may be made available to the public, notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Gouge, 202–606–6736, or by email at mgouge@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: NCCC Impact Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 3045–0189. Type of Review: Renewal. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Businesses and Organizations. Total Estimated Number of Additional Responses: 210. Total Estimated Number of Additional Burden Hours: 305. Abstract: AmeriCorps NCCC program members have been a crucial part of AmeriCorps’ COVID–19 pandemic response, serving as personnel on vaccine distribution mission assignments alongside FEMA and other agencies. No one could have anticipated the COVID–19 pandemic, but we have seized an opportunity to develop questions that build on the existing study but are specific to these ongoing activities. These activities are an essential element of our agency’s COVID–19 pandemic response—one that is also essential to our mission—to improve lives and strengthen communities. To further our mission in a time of increasing uncertainty, we aim to collect information on current activity that must be measured now in order to assess, identify, and make any identified programmatic changes. Peak performance of these projects is crucial to our agency’s COVID–19 pandemic response and public safety writ large. Vaccine delivery is of increasing importance as the COVID–19 pandemic continues an unpredictable course. In time, we hope, the pandemic will subside, but it is crucial that we analyze these mission assignments now to make improvements that will literally save lives. How will this save lives? Currently, just over 50% of Americans are fully vaccinated against the virus (Source: CDC.gov, accessed 08/20/2021). Vaccines have proven to decrease severity of illness and fatalities from COVID–19. AmeriCorps NCCC members are increasing access to vaccines through their service. 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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Application Package for NCCC Impact Evaluation

AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Corporation for National and Community Service (operating as 
AmeriCorps) is proposing a renewal of the existing public information 
collection request (ICR) entitled NCCC Impact Evaluation with revisions 
that expand the scope to include COVID-19 vaccine distribution and 
related activities case studies.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by November 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: AmeriCorps, Attention: Melissa Gouge, 250 E 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the AmeriCorps mailroom at 
the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
    (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available 
to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not 
include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as 
sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send 
an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and 
included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and 
made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this 
public comment request containing any routine notice about the 
confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment 
that may be made available to the public, notwithstanding the inclusion 
of the routine notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Gouge, 202-606-6736, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title of Collection: NCCC Impact Evaluation.
    OMB Control Number: 3045-0189.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Businesses 
and Organizations.
    Total Estimated Number of Additional Responses: 210.
    Total Estimated Number of Additional Burden Hours: 305.
    Abstract: AmeriCorps NCCC program members have been a crucial part 
of AmeriCorps' COVID-19 pandemic response, serving as personnel on 
vaccine distribution mission assignments alongside FEMA and other 
agencies. No one could have anticipated the COVID-19 pandemic, but we 
have seized an opportunity to develop questions that build on the 
existing study but are specific to these ongoing activities.
    These activities are an essential element of our agency's COVID-19 
pandemic response--one that is also essential to our mission--to 
improve lives and strengthen communities. To further our mission in a 
time of increasing uncertainty, we aim to collect information on 
current activity that must be measured now in order to assess, 
identify, and make any identified programmatic changes. Peak 
performance of these projects is crucial to our agency's COVID-19 
pandemic response and public safety writ large.
    Vaccine delivery is of increasing importance as the COVID-19 
pandemic continues an unpredictable course. In time, we hope, the 
pandemic will subside, but it is crucial that we analyze these mission 
assignments now to make improvements that will literally save lives. 
How will this save lives? Currently, just over 50% of Americans are 
fully vaccinated against the virus (Source: CDC.gov, accessed 08/20/
2021). Vaccines have proven to decrease severity of illness and 
fatalities from COVID-19. AmeriCorps NCCC members are increasing access 
to vaccines through their service. Programmatic improvements instituted 
`in real time' to enhance their efforts will lead to even greater 
access and a healthier public.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited 
on: (a) Whether the 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 collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (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; and (e) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden 
means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information 
to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. All written comments will be available for 
public inspection on regulations.gov.

    Dated: August 27, 2021.
Mary Hyde,
Director, Office of Research and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2021-18958 Filed 9-1-21; 8:45 am]
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