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Submission for OMB Review; Multistate Financial Institution Data Match With Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy
Document Number: 2020-24008
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is requesting a 3-year extension of the currently approved Multistate Financial Institution Data Match with Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy (MSFIDM/FAST Levy) (current OMB approval expires 1/31/2021).
Submission for OMB Review; Administration and Oversight of the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program (0970-0547)
Document Number: 2020-24006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to continue to collect information that will allow ORR to monitor Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program care provider facility compliance with Federal laws and regulations, legal agreements, and ORR policies and procedures; and perform other administrative tasks related to the UAC Program. These information collections were originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data collection. Information collections related to other aspects of the UAC Programs, such as sponsorship and health care, are covered under OMB Numbers 0970-0278, 0970-0385, 0970-0466, 0970-0490, 0970-0498, 0970-0509, and 0970-0543.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23910
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
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 December 9 and 10, 2020. 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, as well as discuss gap areas and barriers to addressing the sex trafficking of children and youth in the United States as it relates to demand, online exploitation, interstate compacts, and other issue areas. The Committee requests any examples and comments from the public to inform their work and also requests input on barriers pertaining to the recommendations in its interim report, including strategies to ensure that policies and procedures related to interstate compacts (e.g., Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children; Interstate Commission for Juveniles), as well as the implementation of interstate compacts, work to combat the sex trafficking of children and youth; strategies for states to address demand (for the purposes of this discussion, demand reduction refers to any effort to reduce the purchase of sex from a minor); and, strategies for states to address vulnerabilities for human trafficking as it relates to online exploitation, recruitment, and grooming of children and youth, specifically as it relates to engaging with tech companies. Please submit your examples and/or comments to NAC@nhttac.org with the subject ``NAC Comments'' as soon as possible and before December 1, 2020.
Submission for OMB Review; Identifying and Addressing Human Trafficking in Child Welfare Agencies (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-23160
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
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 child welfare agencies' efforts to identify human trafficking and subsequent service delivery. The goal of the study is to better understand child welfare practice in screening for human trafficking, and the degree to which screening is related to subsequent referrals for, access to, and delivery of specialized services for children identified as trafficking victims or at high risk of trafficking.
Head Start Designation Renewal System
Document Number: 2020-22960
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This document delays the effective date of the final rule entitled ``Head Start Designation Renewal System,'' published in the Federal Register on August 28, 2020. As published, the rule was to be effective October 27, 2020. ACF is postponing the effective date of the rule to November 9, 2020.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Formative Data Collections for ACF Program Support (OMB #0970-0531)
Document Number: 2020-22499
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to revise the existing overarching generic clearance for Formative Data Collections for ACF Program Support (OMB #0970-0531) to increase the estimated number of respondents and, therefore, the overall burden estimate.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grants (Name changed to Child Abuse Prevention Program-OIS notified 6/2007) (OMB No.: 0970-0155)
Document Number: 2020-22087
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
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 Program Instruction (PI) for the Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grants or the Community- Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program (OMB No.: 0970-0155, expiration 3/31/2021), which outlines information collection requirements pursuant to receiving a grant award. There are no changes requested to the information collection process.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2020-21807
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is restructuring the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, ACF, into three divisionsPrevention, Protection, and Research and Policythat report to the OTIP Director.
Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey (NEW)
Document Number: 2020-21617
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new survey, the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State Self- Assessment Survey.
Submission for OMB Review; National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-Up (OMB #0970-0391)
Document Number: 2020-21509
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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), is proposing a two-wave data collection as part of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) (OMB #0970-0391), which will be conducted October 2020 through June 2021. The objective of the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up is to document the nation's current supply of early care and education (ECE) services that is home-based providers, center-based providers, and the center-based provider workforce. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up will deepen our understanding of the state of ECE supply and the ECE workforce following the initial period of crisis, including changes in supply or departures from and re-entries to the workforce.
Submission for OMB Review; Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (OMB #0970-0075)
Document Number: 2020-21267
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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 a 3-year extension of the form OCS-0024: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (OMB #0970-0075, expiration 09/30/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Information Collection Activity; Health Assessment Form, Public Health Investigation Form: Non-TB Illness, and Public Health Investigation Form: Active TB (OMB #0970-0509)
Document Number: 2020-21266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting to continue the data collection approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under expedited review.
Submission for OMB Review; Information Collection Activity; Initial Medical Exam Form and Dental Exam Form
Document Number: 2020-21265
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting to continue the data collection approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under expedited review.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; TANF Expenditure Report, ACF-196R
Document Number: 2020-20900
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
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 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Expenditure Report, Form ACF-196R (OMB #0970-0446, expiration 2/28/2021). ACF is reporting a change to remove certain guidance that was associated with an earlier ACF-196 report in order to devote the instructions to the singular ACF-196R report. In addition, ACF has clarified instructions where states have previously expressed confusion and has reorganized the format and chronology of section headers to better reflect the flow of the TANF reporting process.
Submission for OMB Review; Family Level Assessment and State of Home Visiting (FLASH-V) Outreach and Recruitment Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-20733
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation is requesting public comment on new data collection activities to gather information about how Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) state and territory local implementing agencies (LIAs) and tribal grantees recruit families for program participation and work with their community referral partners to recruit families. The project is designed to examine challenges programs experience reaching caseload capacity and promising strategies to address how challenges might be overcome.
Optional Exceptions to the Prohibition Against Treating Incarceration as Voluntary Unemployment Under Child Support Guidelines
Document Number: 2020-17747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement proposes to provide States the flexibility to incorporate in their State child support guidelines two optional exceptions to the prohibition against treating incarceration as voluntary unemployment. Under the proposal, States have the option to exclude cases where the individual is incarcerated due to intentional nonpayment of child support resulting from a criminal case or civil contempt action in accordance with guidelines established by the state and/or incarceration for any offense of which the individual's dependent child or the child support recipient was a victim. The State may apply the second exception to the individual's other child support cases.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report (OMB #0970-0234)
Document Number: 2020-20447
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
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 Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report (OMB #0970-0234, expiration 1/31/2021). ACF is proposing to reduce the burden estimates in the previously approved request by removing use of the form for the Pre-Expenditure Report.
Submission for OMB Review; Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS) (0970-0535)
Document Number: 2020-20266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
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 an extension to continue collecting data for the study, Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS). Data collection has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will not be complete by the current expiration date of October 31, 2020. There are no changes proposed to the current instruments.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories for FFY 2022-2024 (ACF-118; OMB #0970-0114)
Document Number: 2020-19973
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
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-118: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories (OMB #0970-0114, expiration 12/31/2021) for FFY 2022-2024. There are changes requested to the form to improve formatting and streamline questions.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Case Registry (FCR) (OMB #0970-0421)
Document Number: 2020-19840
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
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 Federal Case Registry (FCR). There are no changes to the collection instruments used for the FCR (current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires January 31, 2021).
Submission for OMB Review; Generic for Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Program Monitoring Activities (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19811
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new generic clearance for information collections related to ACF program office monitoring activities. ACF programs promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. The proposed Generic for ACF Program Monitoring Activities would allow ACF program offices to collect standardized information from recipients that receive federal funds to ensure oversight, evaluation, support purposes, and stewardship of federal funds.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Advance Planning Document (APD) Process (OMB #0970-0417)
Document Number: 2020-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is requesting an update to the existing data collection for the Advance Planning Document (APD) process (OMB #0970-0417). OCSE proposes revisions to the annual burden estimates to reflect an increase in the number of states seeking approval to implement modernization solutions in efforts to replace antiquated legacy child support enforcement systems and to address an excess demand for emergency funding requests due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2019 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Document Number: 2020-19578
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice is hereby given of a preliminary determination that funds from the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to states, territories, tribes, and tribal organizations that received FY 2020 direct LIHEAP grants. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR Serious Medical Procedure Request (SMR) Form (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new data collection, the Serious Medical Procedure Request (SMR) Form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Understanding Children's Transitions From Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19536
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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 conduct semi-structured, qualitative interviews with Head Start staff (grantee administrators, managers/coordinators, center directors, teachers, staff), parents, affiliated community providers, and partner Local Education Agency (LEA) staff (administrators, elementary school principals, staff, and kindergarten teachers) at six sites. A comparative case study design will explore varying strategies and approaches to supporting children's transitions from Head Start to kindergarten.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19470
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a primary data collection request for the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) study to examine, using qualitative case studies, different approaches to implementing competency frameworks and assessing competencies of teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers who work in group early care and education (ECE) settings (centers and family child care homes). Each case study will focus on a specific competency framework used by states, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, or ECE programs. This study aims to present an internally valid description of the implementation of competency frameworks and assessment of competencies for up to seven purposively selected cases, not to promote statistical generalization to different sites or service populations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR-3 and ORR-4 Report Forms for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (OMB #0970-0034)
Document Number: 2020-19466
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a 3- year extension of the ORR-3 and ORR-4 Report Forms (OMB #0970-0034, expiration 01/31/2021). ORR proposes revisions to improve clarity, secure outcome-based data, increase compliance with reporting requirements, and reduce burden.
Submission for OMB Review; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (OMB #0970-0338)
Document Number: 2020-19304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
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 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (formerly titled the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 TANF Final Rule; OMB #0970-0338). Information collections include the TANF data verification procedures, the TANF Data Report, the Separate State Program (SSP)Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Data Report, the Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, and the Reasonable Cause/Corrective Compliance Documentation Process. We are proposing to continue these information collections without change.
Submission for OMB Review; Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership Grants Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19066
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau (CB), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new descriptive studythe Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs used in the Regional Partnership Grants (RPG) Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Screening Tool for Unaccompanied Alien Children Program Staff and Visitors (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19024
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to continue use of a coronavirus (COVID- 19) screening form for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program staff and visitors at ORR-funded programs. The form was originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. ACF is requesting a 3-year extension of this information collection.
Head Start Designation Renewal System
Document Number: 2020-17746
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This final rule refines how the Office of Head Start uses deficiencies, Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Pre-K (CLASS[supreg]) scores, and audit findings for designation renewal. It also streamlines and updates the regulatory provisions on designation renewal to make them easier to understand.
Submission for OMB Review; Case Plan Requirement, Title IV-E of the Social Security Act
Document Number: 2020-18652
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension of the information collectionCase Plan Requirement, Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, (OMB #0970-0428, expiration 3/31/2021). ACF is reporting a change to the information collectionthe burden estimates in the previously-approved request were based on the children in foster care as the respondent instead of the agency completing the case plan. The burden estimates, therefore, are adjusted accordingly.
Submission for OMB Review; Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Ongoing Progress Report (OPR) and Objective Work Plan (OWP)
Document Number: 2020-18219
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is requesting a revision to the information collection: Ongoing Progress Report (OPR) and the Objective Work Plan (OWP) (OMB #0970-0452). Changes are proposed to reduce the burden on the public by combining ANA's Annual Data Report (OMB #0970-0475) with the OPR.
Submission for OMB Review; Youth Empowerment Information, Data Collection, and Exploration on Avoidance of Sex (IDEAS) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-17680
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
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), proposes survey data collection activities as part of the Youth Empowerment IDEAS study.
Submission for OMB Review; Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (0970-0501)
Document Number: 2020-17590
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
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 collection of information under the Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (OMB #0970- 0501, expiration date 08/31/2020) without changes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Contact After Adoption or Guardianship: Child Welfare Agency and Family Interactions (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-17270
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
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), seeks approval for a one-time study to examine child welfare agency family contact activities. The primary objective of this study is to describe how public child welfare agencies are in contact with or receive information about the well-being of children and youth who have exited the foster care system through adoption or guardianship, particularly the experiences of these children with instability. A secondary objective is to understand what types of information child welfare agencies systematically track about these children.
Revised Procedures and Standards: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) Review
Document Number: 2020-17001
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
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), oversees the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review, which is proposing to revise the procedures and standards that guide its work. The revised procedures and standards will be presented in two separate Federal Register notices. The current Federal Register notice seeks comments on proposed changes and clarifications to several procedural topics and on the standards for assessing the quality of impact study designs. Readers are referred to the full version of the HomVEE Draft Version 2 Handbook on the HomVEE website (https://homvee.acf.hhs.gov) for more details. Another Federal Register notice summarizes updated definitions, rules, and procedures related to handling home visiting model versions (commonly referred to in the home visiting research literature as adaptations) in the review.
Updated Defintions, Rules, and Procedures Related to Model Versions: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) Review
Document Number: 2020-16992
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
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), oversees the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review, which is proposing to revise the procedures and standards that guide its work. The revised procedures and standards will be presented in two separate Federal Register notices. The current Federal Register notice seeks comments on proposed updated definitions, rules, and procedures related to handling home visiting model versions (commonly referred to in the home visiting research literature as adaptations) in the HomVEE review. Another Federal Register notice summarizes proposed changes and clarifications to HomVEE's procedures and standards for rating the quality of impact studies and determining which home visiting models meet HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Readers are referred to the full text of the HomVEE Draft Version 2 Handbook on the HomVEE website (https:// homvee.acf.hhs.gov/) for more details on all proposed changes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits
Document Number: 2020-16893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is requesting a 3-year extension of the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970-0171). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Multistate Financial Institution Data Match With Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy
Document Number: 2020-16891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is requesting a 3-year extension of the currently approved Multistate Financial Institution Data Match with Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy (MSFIDM/FAST Levy) (current OMB approval expires 1/31/2021).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-Up (OMB #0970-0391)
Document Number: 2020-16550
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
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), is proposing a two-wave data collection as part of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) (OMB #0970-0391), which will be conducted October 2020 through June 2021. The objective of the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up is to document the nation's current supply of early care and education (ECE) services that is home-based providers, center-based providers, and the center-based provider workforce. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up will deepen our understanding of the state of ECE supply and the ECE workforce following the initial period of crisis, including changes in supply or departures from and re-entries to the workforce.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (OMB #0970-0380)
Document Number: 2020-16527
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) requires mandatory formula grant applications, state plans, and performance progress reports from states and territories for the development of and implementation of their State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The State PREP Funding Opportunity Announcement sets forth the application and state plan requirements for the receipt of the following documents from applicants and awardees: Application, State Plan, and Performance Progress Report. ACYF/FYSB are requesting a reinstatement with no changes to the previously approved information collections under OMB #0970-0380.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (OMB #0970-0075)
Document Number: 2020-16197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-27
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 a 3-year extension of the form OCS-0024: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (OMB #0970-0075, expiration 9/30/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody
Document Number: 2020-16053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), 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 inviting public comments on the proposed collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to process release of UAC from ORR custody and provide services after release.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Services Provided to Unaccompanied Alien Children
Document Number: 2020-16050
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), 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 inviting public comments on the proposed collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to provide services to UAC as required by statute and ORR policy.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Placement and Transfer of Unaccompanied Alien Children Into ORR Care Provider Facilities
Document Number: 2020-16043
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), 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 inviting public comments on the proposed collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to place UAC referred to federal agencies into care provider facilities and to transfer UAC within the ORR care provider network.
Realignment of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
Document Number: 2020-15517
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has realigned functions under the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ODASA). This realignment establishes the Office of Transformation, Business, and Management; establishes the Office of Government Contracting Services; realigns functions currently organized under the Immediate Office, Office of Workforce Planning and Development, and Office of Financial Services; and renames the Office of Financial Services to the Office of Grants Policy.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS) (0970-0535)
Document Number: 2020-14944
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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 an extension to continue collecting data for the study, Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS). Data collection has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will not be complete by the current expiration date of October 31, 2020. There are no changes proposed to the current instruments.
Submission for OMB Review; Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), and Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS-101) (0970-0426)
Document Number: 2020-14881
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the collection of information under the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), and the Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS-101) collection (OMB #0970-0426, expiration 1/31/2021). There are minor changes to the APSR, the burden hours for the APSR, and CFS-101 form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic for ACF Program Monitoring Activities (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-14789
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new generic clearance for information collections related to ACF program office monitoring activities. ACF programs promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. The proposed Generic for ACF Program Monitoring Activities would allow ACF program offices to collect standardized information from recipients that receive federal funds to ensure oversight, evaluation, support purposes, and stewardship of federal funds.