Submission for OMB Review; Office of Child Care Data Collection for ACF-218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB #0970-0517), 60049 [2021-23644]

Download as PDF 60049 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Office of Child Care Data Collection for ACF– 218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB #0970–0517) Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: 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 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. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent ADDRESSES: 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. You can also obtain copies of the proposed collection of information by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Identify all emailed requests 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. 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 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9858. [FR Doc. 2021–23644 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–43–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FDA–2020–N–1459] Generic Drug User Fee Amendments; Public Meeting; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice of public meeting; request for comments. ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Oct 28, 2021 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a virtual public meeting to discuss proposed recommendations for the reauthorization of the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA) for fiscal years (FYs) 2023 through 2027. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Office of Child Care Data Collection 
for ACF-218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB #0970-0517)

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 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. You can 
also obtain copies of the proposed collection of information by 
emailing [email protected]. Identify all emailed requests 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.
    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 of   Average burden
                 Instrument                  Total number of    responses per      hours per      Annual burden
                                               respondents       respondent         response          hours
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ACF-218: FFY 2021 QPR......................              56                 1               75            4,200
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    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9858.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-23644 Filed 10-28-21; 8:45 am]
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