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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Child Care Data Collection for ACF-218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR)
Document Number: 2021-15711
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Portal Registration (OMB No.: 0970-0370)
Document Number: 2021-15614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is requesting the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the ``Child Support Portal Registration,'' with revisions, for an additional three years. OCSE's Child Support Portal (``Portal'') contains applications to assist state child support agencies with administering their programs. Authorized Portal users must register with OCSE to access Portal applications and provide OCSE with certain preferences. The current OMB approval expires on February 28, 2022.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF-901-American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-15606
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new collection, ACF-901American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data. The data collection will provide numbers and characteristics of child care providers receiving ARP Act stabilization grant awards.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; The Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-15594
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a new request for data collection for the Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start. The study aims to provide a nationally representative picture of the Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) workforce, as well as services provided to children with disabilities and their families within these programs and how EHS/HS collaborates with services in the community, including health providers, Local Education Agencies, and Part C. This is the first study of the HS/EHS DSC workforce and will contain three waves of data collection using surveys and qualitative interviews.
Submission for OMB Review; Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study (OMB #0970-0471)
Document Number: 2021-15568
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators
Document Number: 2021-15526
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting approval for a new information collection: National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2022 (Baby FACES 2022) (OMB #0970-0354)
Document Number: 2021-15509
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to continue to collect descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2022 (Baby FACES 2022). This information collection is to provide nationally representative data on Early Head Start (EHS) programs, centers, classrooms, staff, and families to guide program planning, technical assistance, and research. This data collection will complete the previously approved second round of data collection originally planned to take place in 2020 (OMB 0970- 0354). The work began in early 2020 but had to be postponed after only 3 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No changes are proposed to the currently approved information collection materials.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-Up (OMB #0970-0391)
Document Number: 2021-15508
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), plans to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension to complete data collection for a two-wave COVID-19 Follow-up data collection currently underway as part of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The objective of the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up is to document the nation's current supply of early care and education services (that is, home-based providers, center-based providers, and the center-based provider workforce). There are no changes proposed.
Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures
Document Number: 2021-15065
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), established the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse (hereafter, the Clearinghouse; https://preventionservices.abtsites.com). This Federal Register Notice (FRN) seeks comments by August 16, 2021 on the Clearinghouse's Handbook of Standards and Procedures, Version 1.0. Responses to this FRN will inform potential updates and clarifications to existing standards and procedures. Readers are referred to the full version of the Handbook of Standards and Procedures, Version 1.0 on the Clearinghouse website (https://preventionservices.abtsites.com/review-process). Specifically, feedback is invited on each of the steps and operational procedures of the Prevention Services Clearinghouse systematic review process.
Announcement of Intent To Issue One Operating Division (OPDIV)-Initiated Supplement to BCFS Health and Human Services Under the Standing Announcement for Residential (Shelter) Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children, HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-ZU-1132
Document Number: 2021-14722
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF, ORR, announces the issuance of one OPDIV-Initiated Supplement to BCFS HHS, San Antonio, Texas in the amount of up to $475,868,102. ORR has been identifying additional capacity to provide shelter for potential increases in apprehensions of UAC at the Southwest Border. Planning for increased shelter capacity is a prudent step to ensure that ORR is able to meet its responsibility, by law, to provide shelter for UAC referred to its care by the Department of Homeland Security. To ensure sufficient capacity to provide shelter to UAC referred to HHS, ORR is requesting that BCFS HHS continue the use of up to 1008 hard-sided beds at Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Submission for OMB Review; Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking
Document Number: 2021-14448
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is requesting a three-year extension of the form: Request for Assistance (RFA) for Child Victims of Human Trafficking (OMB #0970-0362, expiration 07/31/2021). Minor revisions have been made to the form, including the addition of a few fields that will enable the OTIP Child Protection Specialist team to better understand the child's specific needs, connect the child to appropriate services, and help ensure the safety of the child.
Submission for OMB Review; Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test, OMB 0970-0499
Document Number: 2021-14148
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect new information to use in testing measures of the implementation and costs of high-quality early care and education as part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ). The study received approval for a field test to validate and improve the psychometric properties of these measures in November 2019. This request is to add a measure to the approved field test to help further assess the associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality.
Submission for OMB Review; Head Start Program Performance Standards (OMB #0970-0148)
Document Number: 2021-14123
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension of the information collection requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards (OMB #0970-0148). There are no changes to the information collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Model State Plan Applications (OMB No. 0970-0382)
Document Number: 2021-13742
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS) requests a three-year extension of the forms Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan, CSBG Eligible Entity Master List, and the American Customer Survey Index (ACSI) (OMB #0970-0382, expiration 6/30/2021). There are minimal changes requested to the State Plan and the Master List. No changes are proposed to the ACSI.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of LifeSet (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-13468
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a new information collection activity to assess the impact and implementation of LifeSet, a program that provides services and supports to young adults ages 17 to 21 with previous child welfare involvement. Data collection efforts will include accessing administrative data from the child welfare agency, program, and other private and governmental databases; surveys of young adults (participants and those receiving services as usual); interviews and focus groups with program and child welfare agency administrators and staff; interviews and focus groups with young adult program participants; and interviews with other program stakeholders.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970-0409)
Document Number: 2021-12464
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970- 0409; expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor updates to the annual guidance which reflects a change in timing for the due date of the final report.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Family Unification Program-Extension (OMB #0970-0514)
Document Number: 2021-12074
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests an extension to continue data collection for the Evaluation of the Family Unification Program (FUP) (OMB #0970- 0514). Information collection activities requested include interviews, focus group discussions, program data, and administrative data collection.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; “State SNAP Agency NDNH Matching Program Performance Report” (OMB No.: 0970-0464)
Document Number: 2021-12057
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the ``State SNAP Agency NDNH Matching Program Performance Report,'' with minor revisions, for an additional three years. State agencies administering their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provide the annual performance report to OCSE in accordance with the computer matching agreement between state SNAP agencies and OCSE. The current OMB approval expires on February 28, 2022.
Submission for OMB Review; Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151)
Document Number: 2021-11935
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
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).
Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of Project Connect (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-11934
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a new information collection to assess the implementation of Project Connect, a comprehensive home visitation intervention that provides home-based services and treatment to child welfare-involved, substance-affected families with children and adolescents ages 0 to 17.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start REACH: Strengthening Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Approaches With Families (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-11777
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to collect data on different approaches that Head Start programs use for the recruitment, selection, enrollment, and retention (RSER) of families facing adversities and the community organizations with which it partners to support these activities. This study aims to present an internally valid description of RSER approaches used by six purposively selected programs, not to promote statistical generalization to different sites or service populations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Refugee Support Services (RSS) and RSS Set Aside Sub-Agency List (0970-0556)
Document Number: 2021-11653
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) seeks approval for a revision to an existing information collection, requesting Refugee Support Services (RSS) grantees and RSS Set Aside grantees to provide the agency name, city, state, website, and funding amount for each contracted sub-grantee. Additionally, ORR seeks approval to have the option to make this information public. This would enhance the accessibility of refugee service provider information to eligible clients in support of the service referral responsibilities of the State Refugee Coordinators. Similar information for ORR's discretionary grants is currently made public.
Expedited OMB Review: Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Plan (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-11162
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Plan. OCS solicited comments in the form of the LIHWAP survey (approved under OMB #0970-0531), which was available on the LIWHAP webpage from Monday, April 19-Tuesday April 27. These comments were due prior to submission of this information collection request and have been addressed in the submission package to OMB. OCS will use information from the LIHWAP Plan to identify recipients, methods and categories for grantee expenditures, as well as to assess the effectiveness of grantee planning and compliance to terms and conditions for the LIHWAP.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Refugee Resettlement Cash and Medical Assistance Program Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations-(ORR-2) (OMB #0970-0407)
Document Number: 2021-11157
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a three-year extension of the ORR Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA) Program Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations (ORR-2) (OMB #0970-0407, expiration 8/31/2021). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-11118
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for an evaluation of the services provided to child welfare jurisdictions and Court Improvement Programs (CIP) by the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. This study uses instruments that build on previously approved OMB instruments, including satisfaction surveys, assessment tools, interview protocols, and service-specific feedback forms (OMB #0970-0484, expiration 11/30/ 22; OMB #0970-0494, expiration 2/28/23).
Submission for OMB Review; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants
Document Number: 2021-10732
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program provides healthcare occupational training for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low-income people. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved various data collection activities for the National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of HPOG (HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation) under OMB #0970-0462. Due to the profound effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the U.S. economy, on families nationwide and on HPOG 2.0 programs, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is considering surveying study participants who applied to the HPOG Program after the onset of the pandemic. This notice provides a summary for public review and comment of the use and burden associated with a new information collection for this ``COVID Cohort'' Survey.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Pre-Testing of Evaluation Data Collection Activities
Document Number: 2021-10731
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to extend the existing overarching generic clearance for Pre-testing of Evaluation Data Collection Activities (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0355) with no changes.
Submission for OMB Review; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2021-10334
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to extend data collection under the existing overarching Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (OMB #0970-0401). There are no changes to the proposed types of information collection or uses of data, but ACF is requesting an increase to the estimated number of respondents.
Announcement of Intent To Issue Multiple Single-Source Awards To Provide Residential (Shelter) and Transitional Foster Care Services, and for Finger Print Services for Unaccompanied Children
Document Number: 2021-09758
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF, ORR announces the issuance of multiple Single-Source Awards to seven recipients in the amount of $65,366,800. ORR has been identifying additional permanent capacity to provide shelter for recent increases in apprehensions of Unaccompanied Children (UC) at the Southwest Border. The addition of permanent capacity is a prudent step to ensure that ORR is able to meet its responsibility, by law, to provide shelter and appropriate services for UC referred to its care by the Department of Homeland Security.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child and Family Services Reviews
Document Number: 2021-09665
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
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 have been removed from this collection.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-09664
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study.
Submission for OMB Review; Grants to States for Access and Visitation, OMB #0970-0204
Document Number: 2021-09452
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Division of Program Innovation (DPI), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Access and Visitation Survey: Annual Report (OMB #0970-0204, expiration 10/31/2021). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test, OMB 0970-0499
Document Number: 2021-09052
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect new information to use in testing measures of the implementation and costs of high-quality early care and education as part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ). The study received approval for a field test to validate and improve the psychometric properties of these measures in November 2019. This request is to add a measure to the approved field test to help further assess the associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality.
Submission for OMB Review; Variations in Implementation of Quality Interventions (VIQI) Project (0970-0508)
Document Number: 2021-08916
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension with changes to continue collecting data for the study Variations in Implementation of Quality Interventions (VIQI). In addition to extending data collection, OPRE proposes to update burden estimates to accommodate a different sample size of centers, administrators, teachers, and coaches; to revise data collection instruments and activities for the impact evaluation and process study in line with lessons learned during the pilot study; to add a second timepoint of data collection for the teacher reports to questions about children; to provide one new instrument to collect parent report of children's skills and behaviors; and to provide one new instrument in anticipation of COVID-19 necessitating further information gathering to contextualize findings from the impact evaluation and process study.
Submission for OMB Review; Follow-Up Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (OMB #0970-0515)
Document Number: 2021-08614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a primary data collection request for the Follow-up Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (Follow-up SCOPE), a follow-up to the previously approved Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (SCOPE) survey (OMB #0970-0515). The study aims to examine, using surveys and qualitative interviews, the practice and processes of coaching and professional development in supporting early care and education (ECE) settings in their provision of care for preschool children and their families as COVID-19 has progressed. The study will focus on both centers and family child care (FCC) homes that serve low-income children, with a primary target of settings that serve children supported by Child Care and Development Fund subsidies or a Head Start grant.
Submission for OMB Review; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB #0970-0492)
Document Number: 2021-08613
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is inviting public comments on the collection of data for the new Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act Supplemental and CSBG Disaster Supplemental funding. This information is collected through modified versions of the currently approved CSBG Annual Report (OMB #0970-0492, expiration 5/31/2021).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Model State Plan Applications (OMB No. 0970-0382)
Document Number: 2021-08604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS) requests a three-year extension of the forms Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan, CSBG Eligible Entity Master List, and the American Customer Survey Index (ACSI) (OMB #0970-0382, expiration 6/30/2021). There are minimal changes requested to the State Plan and the Master List. No changes are proposed to the ACSI.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-08353
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, that a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (Committee) will be held on May 5 and 6, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss state efforts in implementing the recommendations described in its interim report, ``Best Practices and Recommendations for States,'' progress in states responding to the Committee's State Self-Assessment Survey, and plans for the Committee's final report. The members of the Committee request any examples and comments from the public to inform their work and have also requested input pertaining to the recommendations in its interim report, as well as the State Self-Assessment Survey. Please submit your examples and/or comments to NAC@nhttac.org with the subject ``NAC Comments'' as soon as possible and before May 1, 2021.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study
Document Number: 2021-08258
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study.
Submission for OMB Review; Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Interstate Lien (OMB #0970-0152)
Document Number: 2021-08249
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Interstate Lien forms (OMB #0970-0152, expiration 7/31/ 2021). There are no changes requested to these forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System Project (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-08025
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing to conduct data collection activities for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System (Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare [FCL]) Project. This evaluation is a descriptive study of child welfare agencies' use of a continuous quality improvement process called the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to implement strategies to improve father and paternal relative engagement in the child welfare system. The project is designed to examine the use of the BSC methodology to strengthen fathers' and paternal relatives' engagement with children involved in child welfare and to add to the evidence base on engagement strategies for fathers and paternal relatives in child welfare.
Submission for OMB Review; OPRE Data Collection for Supporting Youth To Be Successful in Life (SYSIL) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-07752
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new data collection. The Supporting Youth to be Successful in Life study (SYSIL) will build evidence on how to end homelessness among youth and young adults with experience in the child welfare system by continuing work with an organization who conducted foundational work as part of the Youth At-Risk of Homelessness project (OMB Control Number: 0970-0445). SYSIL will provide important information to the field by designing and conducting a federally led evaluation of a comprehensive service model for youth at risk of homelessness.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of LifeSet (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-07688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a new information collection activity to assess the impact and implementation of LifeSet, a program that provides services and supports to young adults ages 17 to 21 with previous child welfare involvement. Data collection efforts will include accessing administrative data from the child welfare agency, program, and other private and governmental databases; surveys of young adults (participants and those receiving services as usual); interviews and focus groups with program and child welfare agency administrators and staff; interviews and focus groups with young adult program participants; and interviews with other program stakeholders.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions
Document Number: 2021-07425
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) Adopted Youth, Young Adults, and Adoptive Parents (0970-0555)
Document Number: 2021-07420
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval for an extension with no changes to a one-time study to examine familial outcomes 8 years or more after a child's adoption from the child welfare system. The primary objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of instability events that occur in families who have adopted children who have exited the foster care system. The second objective is to understand risk and protective factors associated with post adoption instability. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires September 30, 2021, and this request is to extend approval to allow for the completion of data collection.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Program Performance Standards (0970-0148)
Document Number: 2021-06639
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension of the information collection requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards (OMB #0970-0148). There are no changes to the information collection.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking
Document Number: 2021-06450
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is requesting a three-year extension of the form: Request for Assistance (RFA) for Child Victims of Human Trafficking (OMB #0970-0362, expiration 07/31/2021). Minor revisions have been made to the form, including the addition of a few fields that will enable the OTIP Child Protection Specialist team to better understand the child's specific needs, connect the child to appropriate services, and help ensure the safety of the child.
Submission for OMB Review; Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood-Extension (OMB #0970-0489)
Document Number: 2021-06340
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests an extension to continue data collection for the Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (OMB #0970-0489; Previously titled: Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program). Information collection activities requested include interviews, focus group discussions and administrative data collection. There are no changes proposed to the currently approved materials.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) ACF-696T Financial Report (OMB #0970-0195)
Document Number: 2021-05992
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the form ACF-696T: Child Care and Development Fund Annual Financial Report. This form is currently approved under the ACF Generic Clearance for Financial Reports (OMB #0970-0510; expiration May 31, 2021), and ACF is proposing to reinstate the previous OMB number under which this form had been approved. There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) ACF-696 Financial Report (OMB #0970-0163)
Document Number: 2021-05991
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the form ACF-696: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quarterly Financial Report. This form is currently approved under the ACF Generic Clearance for Financial Reports (OMB #0970-0510; expiration May 31, 2021), and ACF is proposing to reinstate the previous OMB number under which this form had been approved. There are no changes requested to the form.