Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF-196P, TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF) Financial Report for States, Territories and Tribes (0970-0510), 50361-50362 [2021-19459]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions; (OMB #0970– 0323) Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families is proposing revisions to an approved information collection Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions (OMB #0970–0323, expiration 10/31/ 2021). There are minor changes requested to the form. 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 SUMMARY: 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: Section 2 of the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA) provides for estimates and reports of improper payments by federal agencies. Subpart K of 45 CFR, Part 98 of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) requires states to prepare and submit a report of errors occurring in the administration of CCDF grant funds once every 3 years. The Office of Child Care (OCC) is completing the fifth 3-year cycle of case record reviews to meet the requirements for reporting under PIIA. The current data collection forms and instructions expire October 31, 2021. As part of the renewal process, OCC has revised the document with minor changes that do not change the methodology, but provide respondents with additional guidance, clarification, and support to facilitate completeness and accuracy of the required data submissions. Clarifying language and a question have been added to the revised 50361 document to support Lead Agencies that administer all or part of the CCDF program through other governmental or non-governmental agencies to include the following: • In Section 1 Introduction on page 2, a subsection ‘‘Considerations for Administering CCDF Through Other Agencies’’ was added to describe how Lead Agency responsibilities in administering the CCDF program through other entities apply to the error rate review process. • In Section III Creating the Sampling Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan on page 11, and the Sampling Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan Report template (Attachment 1), a new item was added at Item 3g Case Review Logistics to request information about how a Lead Agency accesses documents stored by other entities if part of eligibility is determined by the other entity. OCC is particularly interested in feedback about the clarity of these instructions and the ease and accuracy with which respondents can provide information on accessing documents stored by other entities. Respondents: State grantees, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours Sampling Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan ........................................................................... Record Review Worksheet .................................................. State Improper Payments Report ........................................ Corrective Action Plan ......................................................... 52 52 52 5 1 276 1 a2 106 6.33 639 156 5,512 90,848 33,228 1,560 1,837 30,283 11,076 520 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ......................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 43,716 a The total number of responses per respondent ranges from one to three, depending on how long it takes respondents to reduce the Improper Payment Rate to below the threshold. Respondents submit a Corrective Action Plan that covers a 1-year period; at the end of each year, if respondents have not reduced the Improper Payment Rate to below the threshold, they submit a new Corrective Action Plan for the following year. An average of two responses per respondent is used to calculate annual burden estimates. (Authority: 45 CFR part 98, subpart K) Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–19299 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–43–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF–196P, TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF) Financial Report for States, Territories and Tribes (0970–0510) Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Sep 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Request for public comment. The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Family Assistance plans to submit a generic information collection (GenIC) request under the umbrella generic: Generic Clearance for Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (0970–0510). This request includes a reporting form and associated instructions for financial information to be completed by grant recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Pandemic Emergency SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 50362 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices Assistance Funding authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. DATES: Comments due within 14 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 and below. ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be submitted by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF programs require detailed financial information from their grantees that allows ACF to monitor various specialized cost categories within each program, to closely manage program activities, and to have sufficient financial information to enable periodic thorough and detailed audits. The Generic Clearance for Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs allows ACF programs to efficiently develop and receive approval for financial reports that are tailored to specific funding recipients and the associated needs of the program. For more information about the umbrella generic, see: https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewDocument?ref_nbr=2021080970-002. This specific GenIC applies to all state, territory, and tribal grantees awarded TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funding as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117–2). Section 403(c)(6)(A) of the Social Security Act was augmented by the passage of Public Law 117–2 with this opportunity for funding to provide non-recurrent, short term benefits and associated administrative costs to supplement, but not supplant, other federal, state, tribal, territorial, or local funds in meeting the emergency needs of recipients. These federal funds will serve as payment for expenditures incurred from April 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022, and if available, any unspent funds will be reallotted and available for expenditure for another 12 months. All grantees must complete reporting once a year in accordance with Office of Family Assistance program policy governing the administration of PEAF Statute. The accompanying instructions and terms and conditions of the grant will provide guidance and assist grantees with this requirement. Respondents: States, Territories, Tribes, and Tribal Consortia awarded TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funding funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Title of information collection Number of respondents Annual frequency of responses Hourly burden per response Annual hourly burden ACF–196P ....................................................................................................... 137 1 6 822 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 822. 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 14 days of this publication. Authority: Pub. L. 117–2; Section 403(c)(6)(A) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 8, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF-196P, TANF Pandemic 
Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF) Financial Report for States, 
Territories and Tribes (0970-0510)

AGENCY: Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and 
Families, Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of 
Family Assistance plans to submit a generic information collection 
(GenIC) request under the umbrella generic: Generic Clearance for 
Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (0970-0510). 
This request includes a reporting form and associated instructions for 
financial information to be completed by grant recipients of Temporary 
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Pandemic Emergency

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Assistance Funding authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

DATES: Comments due within 14 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 and below.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be 
obtained and comments may be submitted by emailing 
[email protected]. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: ACF programs require detailed financial information 
from their grantees that allows ACF to monitor various specialized cost 
categories within each program, to closely manage program activities, 
and to have sufficient financial information to enable periodic 
thorough and detailed audits. The Generic Clearance for Financial 
Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs allows ACF programs to 
efficiently develop and receive approval for financial reports that are 
tailored to specific funding recipients and the associated needs of the 
program. For more information about the umbrella generic, see: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewDocument?ref_nbr=202108-0970-002.
    This specific GenIC applies to all state, territory, and tribal 
grantees awarded TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funding as 
authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-2). 
Section 403(c)(6)(A) of the Social Security Act was augmented by the 
passage of Public Law 117-2 with this opportunity for funding to 
provide non-recurrent, short term benefits and associated 
administrative costs to supplement, but not supplant, other federal, 
state, tribal, territorial, or local funds in meeting the emergency 
needs of recipients. These federal funds will serve as payment for 
expenditures incurred from April 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022, and if 
available, any unspent funds will be reallotted and available for 
expenditure for another 12 months.
    All grantees must complete reporting once a year in accordance with 
Office of Family Assistance program policy governing the administration 
of PEAF Statute. The accompanying instructions and terms and conditions 
of the grant will provide guidance and assist grantees with this 
requirement.
    Respondents: States, Territories, Tribes, and Tribal Consortia 
awarded TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funding funds authorized by 
the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                    Annual
       Title of information collection           Number of       frequency of    Hourly burden    Annual hourly
                                                respondents       responses       per response        burden
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ACF-196P....................................             137                1                6              822
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 822.
    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 14 days of this publication.
    Authority: Pub. L. 117-2; Section 403(c)(6)(A) of the American 
Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
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