Submission for OMB Review; Child and Family Services Reviews (OMB #0970-0214), 53964 [2021-21139]

Download as PDF 53964 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 29, 2021 / Notices Number of respondents (total over request period) Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) Instrument Mode Survey of EHS/HS Program Directors (Phase 1). Web ..................... 1,259 1 0.42 529 265 Phone .................. Web ..................... Phone .................. Phone .................. 5 1,891 5 36 1 1 1 1 1.0 0.75 1.0 0.75 5 1,418 5 27 3 709 3 14 Survey of EHS/HS DSCs (Phase 2) DSC Interview (Phase 3) ................... Estimated Total Annual Burden: 994. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9835; 42 U.S.C. 9844. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–21166 Filed 9–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Child and Family Services Reviews (OMB #0970–0214) Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting reinstatement of the activities associated with the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) collection (OMB #0970–0214). Revisions have been made to the forms to clarify instructions and incorporate new guidance. The activities associated with the Title IV–E Foster Care Eligibility SUMMARY: Reviews and Anti-Discrimination Enforcement Corrective Action Plans were removed from this collection. 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: The following activities are associated with the CFSR collection: CFSR Statewide Assessment, CFSR Onsite Review, and the CFSR Program Improvement Plan. The collection of information for review of state child and family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) is to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity with state plan requirements under Titles IV–B and IV– E of the Social Security Act (the Act) and is authorized by section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a–2a] of the Act. The CFSR looks at the outcomes related to safety, permanency, and well-being of children served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic factors that support the outcomes. The information collection is needed to monitor state plan requirements under titles IV–B and IV–E of the Act and is required by federal statute. The resultant information will allow ACF to determine if states are in compliance with state plan requirements and are achieving desired outcomes for children and families. If necessary, ACF will require states revise applicable statutes, rules, policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, through the development and implementation of program improvement plans. The CFSR reviews not only address conformity with state plan requirements but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF’s and states’ experiences in conducting reviews and developing program improvement plans. Respondents: State Title IV–E Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 45 CFR 1355.33(b) Statewide Assessment ........................ 45 CFR 1355.33(c) On-site Review Instrument (OSRI) Stakeholder Interview Guide (SIG) .................................. 45 CFR 1355.35(a) Program Improvement Plan (PIP) ....... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,878. Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 120 4,680 1,560 39 39 1 1 1,186 300 46,254 11,700 15,418 3,900 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1320a–2a. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. BILLING CODE 4184–01–P 18:22 Sep 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Annual burden hours 39 [FR Doc. 2021–21139 Filed 9–28–21; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Total burden hours Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21139]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Child and Family Services Reviews (OMB 
#0970-0214)

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and 
Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting reinstatement of the activities associated with the Child 
and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) collection (OMB #0970-0214). 
Revisions have been made to the forms to clarify instructions and 
incorporate new guidance. The activities associated with the Title IV-E 
Foster Care Eligibility Reviews and Anti-Discrimination Enforcement 
Corrective Action Plans were removed from this collection.

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: The following activities are associated with the CFSR 
collection: CFSR Statewide Assessment, CFSR On-site Review, and the 
CFSR Program Improvement Plan. The collection of information for review 
of state child and family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 
1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) is to determine whether such programs are in 
substantial conformity with state plan requirements under Titles IV-B 
and IV-E of the Social Security Act (the Act) and is authorized by 
section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a-2a] of the Act. The CFSR looks at the 
outcomes related to safety, permanency, and well-being of children 
served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic factors that 
support the outcomes. The information collection is needed to monitor 
state plan requirements under titles IV-B and IV-E of the Act and is 
required by federal statute. The resultant information will allow ACF 
to determine if states are in compliance with state plan requirements 
and are achieving desired outcomes for children and families. If 
necessary, ACF will require states revise applicable statutes, rules, 
policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, through 
the development and implementation of program improvement plans. The 
CFSR reviews not only address conformity with state plan requirements 
but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children 
and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this 
information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF's 
and states' experiences in conducting reviews and developing program 
improvement plans.
    Respondents: State Title IV-E Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                   Total  number
                                   Total  number   of  responses      Average      Total  burden  Annual  burden
           Instrument                   of              per        burden hours        hours           hours
                                    respondents     respondent     per response
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45 CFR 1355.33(b) Statewide                   39               1             120           4,680           1,560
 Assessment.....................
45 CFR 1355.33(c) On-site Review              39               1           1,186          46,254          15,418
 Instrument (OSRI) Stakeholder
 Interview Guide (SIG)..........
45 CFR 1355.35(a) Program                     39               1             300          11,700           3,900
 Improvement Plan (PIP).........
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,878.
    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1320a-2a.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-21139 Filed 9-28-21; 8:45 am]
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