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Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-25059
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Program. This data collection activity will examine the experiences of individuals who seek assistance from the NHTH after their interactions with the NHTH. The study will collect information via voluntary phone and Web-based surveys at two time points: (1) Immediately after an individual has contacted the NHTH by phone, text, or live online chat; and (2) two weeks later.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970-0519)
Document Number: 2019-24957
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
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 requesting to continue data collection with an increased number of respondents to the previously approved information collection, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970-0519, expiration 10/31/2021). This request was originally approved under expedited review and increased the estimated burden hours from 689 hours to 9,497 hours. In addition, the previously approved Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to human trafficking (SOAR) Online Participant Feedback Form was restructured into a long and short form to reduce burden for information collected on SOAR Online training participants outside of the NHTTAC learning management system. There are no changes requested to the items on any forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures (OMB #0970-0500)
Document Number: 2019-24797
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-15
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 ACF-Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures (OMB #0970-0500; Expiration date 8/31/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Expedited OMB Review: Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970-0519)
Document Number: 2019-24200
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office on Trafficking of Persons (OTIP), 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 OMB for an increase in the number of respondents to the previously approved information collection, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970-0519, expiration 10/31/2021). This will increase the estimated burden hours from 689 hours to 9,495 hours. In addition, the previously approved SOAR Online participant feedback form has been restructured into a long and a short form to reduce burden for information collected on SOAR Online training participants outside of the NHTTAC learning management system. There are no changes requested to the items on any forms.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-23635
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Provision of Services in Intergovernmental IV-D; Federally Approved Forms
Document Number: 2019-23300
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a revision to an existing data collection which expires December 31, 2019. This data collection consists of 13 intergovernmental forms used by States and other entities to process intergovernmental child support cases. This request is for minor revisions to the approved forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Community Services (OCS) Community Economic Development (CED) Standard Reporting Format (OMB #0970-0386)
Document Number: 2019-22741
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting a three- year extension of the semi-annual reporting format for Community Economic Development (CED) grantees, the Performance Progress Report (PPR), which collects information concerning the outcomes and management of CED projects (OMB #0970-0386, expiration 6/30/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; ACF Performance Progress Report, ACF-OGM-SF-PPR-B
Document Number: 2019-22343
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Grants Management (OGM), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the form ACF-OGM-SF-PPR-B (OMB #0970-0406, expiration 9/30/2019). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Plan for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance-Title IV-E (OMB #0970-0433)
Document Number: 2019-22072
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Public Law 115-123 added two new programs to title IV-E of the Social Security Act: The Prevention Services Program and the Kinship Navigator Program. Title IV-E agencies will be required to report information regarding these programs in title IV-E plans. Therefore, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting to revise the existing information collection Plan for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance (OMB #0970-0433) to include two new information collections specific to these two new programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Head Start (HS) Connects: Individualizing and Connecting Families to Family Support Services (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-21893
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
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) seeks approval to conduct semi-structured, qualitative interviews with Head Start staff, parents/ guardians, and community providers at six Head Start programs for case studies that explore case management and coordination of family support services.
Submission for OMB Review; Trafficking Victim Assistance Program Data Collection (OMB #0970-0467)
Document Number: 2019-21759
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
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 requesting to reinstate a previously approved information collection with revisions to information collected on clients enrolled in the Trafficking Victim Assistance Grant Program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Building Capacity To Evaluate Child Welfare Community Collaborations To Strengthen and Preserve Families (CWCC) Cross-Site Process Evaluation (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-21574
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
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) intends to collect data for an evaluation of the initiative, Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families (also referred to as Child Welfare Community Collaborations [CWCC]). The cross-site process evaluation will provide insight to ACF about the various factors that promote or impede the implementation of child welfare community collaborations.
Announcement of Intent To Award Three OPDIV-Initiated Supplements for Grantees Under the Direct Services for Survivors of Torture Program
Document Number: 2019-21518
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The ACF, ORR, Division of Refugee Health announces the intent to award three OPDIV-Initiated Supplements in the amount of $67,724 to each of three current grantees providing direct services funded through the Services for Survivors of Torture (SOT) Program.
Improving Access to Affordable, High Quality Child Care: Request for Information
Document Number: 2019-21530
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
As part of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) commitment to supporting working families and promoting the healthy development and well-being of children, ACF is seeking input from the public and interested stakeholders on strategies to improve access to high quality, affordable child care in the U.S. Child care is one of the biggest expenses a family faces and can be a barrier to work. The average cost of center-based infant child care in 28 states is more than college tuition. At the same time, child care settings are a place of learning and education for children from the time they are infants and toddlers through their school-age years. Access to high quality learning opportunities lays the foundation for children's development and, ultimately, their success in school and in life. Unfortunately, many families do not have access to the affordable, high quality child care their children need. This Request for Information seeks public comment on: Identifying emerging and innovative practices to improve access to high quality child care, as well as identifying regulatory and other policies that unnecessarily drive up the cost of care or limit parents' choice of different child care options; and identifying ways to improve funding of child care and other related early education programs to support quality and create a more streamlined, equitable, and sustainable financing framework for future generations. Information collected through this request may be used by ACF in the development of future rulemaking and technical assistance, formation of legislative proposals and research agendas, and/or strategic planning.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Formative Evaluation of Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-21452
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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 data collection activities as part of the Formative Evaluation of Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care. The purpose of the request is to conduct information collection activities, including an online survey, interviews, and focus group discussions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB No.: 0970-0492)
Document Number: 2019-21416
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration of Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting a three-year extension with minor changes of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB No.: 0970-0492, expiration 1/31/2020). This request will support the currently utilized CSBG Annual Report, comprised of Modules 1-4, and incorporates performance management.
Proposed Continued Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, Part Two (OMB Number: 0970-0494)
Document Number: 2019-21361
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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 previously approved forms that include satisfaction surveys; surveys to assess jurisdiction's foundational capacity; a workshop follow-up survey; webinar and online learning registration forms; and service-specific feedback forms and interview protocol (OMB Number: 0970-0494, expiration March 31, 2020). This request includes one new innovation survey, and requests minor changes to the webinar and online learning registration forms. Three instruments from the original approval are not included with this request. This requested extension relates to a second set of instruments, which are part of a larger data collection effort being conducted for the evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. An extension request for the first group of evaluation instruments was submitted on April 24, 2019, (OMB Number: 0970-0484, FR, 84(79)).
Announcement of the Intent To Award an Emergency Single-Source Grant
Document Number: 2019-20996
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The ACF, ANA, Division of Program Operations (DPO) intends to award a grant of $106,638 to 500 Sails, Inc. in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The purpose of the award is to support restoration of culturally significant sites and a digital storytelling project after the devastating effects of Typhoon Yutu in October, 2018.
Submission for OMB Review; State Court Improvement Program (OMB #0970-0307)
Document Number: 2019-20890
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-26
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 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Program Instruction, Strategic Plan Template, and Annual CIP Self-Assessment (OMB #0970-0307, expiration 9/30/2019). There are minimal updates to the form to reflect new legislation. The collections are necessary to continue operating the program in compliance with congressional reauthorization.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-20384
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 (OPRE) proposes to collect information as part of the Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads (CHaRMED) study. The purpose of the CHaRMED study is to better understand the services that fatherhood programs provide in the areas of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) and coparenting to learn what strategies hold promise for promoting active engagement in these services.
Submission for OMB Review: Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-20307
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
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 study, Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS).
Submission for OMB Review; Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test (0970-0499)
Document Number: 2019-20115
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This information request is part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE- ICHQ). The project's goal is to create a technically sound and feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with expectations for quality.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Child Support Enforcement Direct Funding Request: (OMB #0970-0218)
Document Number: 2019-19580
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
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 a 3-year extension of the Tribal IV-D plan (OMB #0970-0218, expiration 3/21/2020). There are no changes requested to this form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-19440
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
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 human trafficking and other victimization experiences among youth recently or currently involved in the child welfare system. The goal of the one-time survey is to better understand trafficking experiences, to identify modifiable risk and protective factors associated with trafficking victimization, and to inform child welfare policy, programs, and practice.
Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2018 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); Correction
Document Number: 2019-19310
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This Notice corrects a Federal Register Notice of Public Comment published on August 27, 2019 concerning the LIHEAP reallotment for FY 2018. The contact information in the Addressess section needs to be updated.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-18515
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Program. This data collection activity will examine the experiences of individuals who seek assistance from the NHTH after their interactions with the NHTH. The study will collect information via voluntary phone and Web-based surveys at two time pointsimmediately after an individual has contacted the NHTH by phone, text, or live online chat, and two weeks later.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF's Generic Clearance for Reviewer Recruitment Forms (OMB #0970-0477)
Document Number: 2019-18514
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
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 Grant Reviewer Recruitment (GRR) forms to expand the focus from recruiting just grant reviewers to recruiting expert reviewers in general.
Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2018 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Document Number: 2019-18374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
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) 2018 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to States, Territories, Tribes, and Tribal Organizations that received FY 2019 direct LIHEAP grants. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds.
Submission for OMB Review; American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Facility Survey (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-17871
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
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 proposing to collect data on the condition and ownership of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) facilities to meet congressional reporting requirements under the Head Start Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Head Start Program Performance Standards (OMB #0970-0148)
Document Number: 2019-17870
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
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 three-year extension of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) information collection (OMB #0970-0148, expiration 1/ 31/2020). There are no changes requested to these record keeping requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
Document Number: 2019-17775
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
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 20 previously approved forms that include satisfaction surveys; a leadership interview protocol; a web- based collaboration survey; assessment tools; and service-specific feedback forms (OMB #0970-0484, expiration 8/31/2019). There are no changes to these forms. An extension is not being sought for four instruments originally included (Tribal Organizational Assessment Interviews: Caseworker Interview; Community Provider Interview; Community Member/Elder Interview; Family Interview).
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-17753
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
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 October 4, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss its work on its interim report on recommended best practices for states to follow to combat the sex trafficking of children and youth based on multidisciplinary research and promising, evidence-based models, and programs. The members of the Committee request any examples and comments from the public to inform their work and have also requested input on the following specific topics pertaining to combating the sex trafficking of children and youth in the United States: Screening and Identification: Intersections with interpersonal violence; screening or universal approaches. Service Provision: Models for multi-agency response protocols; evaluated training curricula for service providers; case management and specialized service models. Housing: Prevention efforts of public housing authorities. Prevention: Initiatives of city, county, and state public health departments. Data: Strategies for state Medicaid offices to collect quality measures regarding violence or exploitation; collection and protection of exploitation data in health records. Child Welfare: Evidence-informed or -based curricula for child welfare providers, child and youth service providers, and foster parents; child welfare policies and procedures for identifying and responding to trafficking; interagency data sharing agreements that pertain to child sex trafficking cases; specialized foster care models including residential treatment; screening tools used in child welfare agencies and whether or not they've been validated. State funding sources for prevention, training, and/or services in addition to federal non-IV-E funding. Please submit your examples and/or comments to adonald@nhttac.org with the subject ``NAC Comments'' as soon as possible and before August 30.
Head Start Designation Renewal System
Document Number: 2019-17024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In this NPRM, we propose changes to two of the seven conditions of the Designation Renewal System for Head Start Grantees (DRS): The condition related to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Pre-K (CLASS) and the fiscal condition related to audit findings. For the CLASS condition, we propose to remove the lowest 10 percent criterion and set more rigorous minimum thresholds across all three domains that grantees must meet in order to avoid competition. For the fiscal condition, we propose to add a second criterion that would consider additional findings from annual audits. A grantee would be required to compete for continued funding if they met either criterion. We also propose technical changes within part 1304 subpart B (Designation Renewal) to remove any outdated provisions to the regulation. These technical fixes were not included in the publication of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (performance standards) final rule in 2016 because the Designation Renewal section of the regulation was not open for amendment in the revision of the performance standards.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF Performance Progress Report, ACF-OGM-SF-PPR-B
Document Number: 2019-17224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Grants Management (OGM), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the form ACF-OGM-SF-PPR-B (OMB #0970-0406, expiration 9/30/2019). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Tribal Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report (OMB #0970-0320)
Document Number: 2019-17168
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
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 (HHS), is requesting a three-year extension of the form OCSE- 75Tribal Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report (OMB # 0970- 0320, expiration 03/31/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Procedures for Requests From Tribal Lead Agencies To Use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #0970-0160)
Document Number: 2019-17167
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting proposed revisions with a three-year extension to an approved information collection: Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #: 0970- 0160, expiration date: 9/30/2019). There are minor changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Provision of Child Support Services in IV-D Cases Under the Hague Child Support Convention; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970-0488)
Document Number: 2019-16968
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
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 a three-year extension of the Hague Child Support Forms (OMB #0970-0488, expiration 4/30/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Program-Specific Performance Progress Report (0970-0490)
Document Number: 2019-16518
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This Notice describes the proposal to extend data collection under the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Generic Program-Specific Performance Progress Report (PPR) (0970-0490). This overarching generic allows ACF program offices to collect performance and progress data from recipients and sub-recipients who receive funding from ACF under a discretionary grant or cooperative agreement. This information is required under 45 CFR 75.342, monitoring and reporting program performance. The generic program-specific PPR was originally approved in January 2017.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Administrative Data Matching (OMB #0970-0486)
Document Number: 2019-16162
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting an extension for the collection and reporting of 2020 administrative household data for state LIHEAP grantees' LIHEAP recipients. OMB approved the original collection under #0970-0486.
Submission for OMB Review; Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Plan Guidance and Report Requirements, (OMB No.: 970-0174)
Document Number: 2019-15909
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-26
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 form OFA-0086, NEW Plan Guidance and NEW Program Report (OMB #0970-0174, expiration 7/31/2019). There are changes requested to these forms.
Submission for OMB Review; Assets For Independence (AFI) Performance Progress Report (PPR) (OMB #0970-0483)
Document Number: 2019-15731
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting approval of a three-year extension of the Assets for Independence (AFI) Performance Progress Report (PPR) Long Form and AFI PPR Short Form (OMB #0970-0483, expiration 8/31/2019). There are no changes requested to the forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; State Court Improvement Program (OMB # 0970-0307)
Document Number: 2019-15639
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-23
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 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Program Instruction, Strategic Plan Template, and Annual CIP Self-Assessment (OMB #0970-0307, expiration 8/31/2019). There are minimal updates to the form to reflect new legislation. The collections are necessary to continue operating the program in compliance with congressional reauthorization.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Plan for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance-Title IV-E (OMB #0970-0433)
Document Number: 2019-15603
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting to revise the existing information collection Plan for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance (OMB #0970-0433) to include two new information collections specific to two new programs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR Data Collection for the Annual Survey of Refugees (OMB #0907-0033)
Document Number: 2019-15274
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
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) seeks an update to the existing data collection for the Annual Survey of Refugees. The Annual Survey of Refugees is a yearly sample survey of refugee households entering the U.S. in the previous five fiscal years. The requested update is based upon results of a multi-year effort in instrument redesign and field testing. ACF estimates the proposed changes will increase response burden from 30 to 45 minutes per respondent.
Submission for OMB Review; State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Case Studies (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-15092
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Case Studies project. This study seeks to document innovative employment and training programs for low- income individuals including TANF recipients and examine the ways the programs provide or link families to wraparound services. Over a three- year period, the study will conduct up to 12 comprehensive qualitative case studies and up to 20 profiles of innovative programs to showcase promising approaches.
Submission for OMB Review; Behavioral Interventions To Advance Self-Sufficiency Next Generation (BIAS-NG) (0970-0502)
Document Number: 2019-15082
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to modify the previously approved pilot generic clearance (0970-0502) to collect data as part of rapid cycle testing and evaluation, in order to inform the design of interventions informed by behavioral science and to better understand the mechanisms and effects of such interventions. Interventions have been and will continue to be developed in the program area domains of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child welfare, and this revision would also allow for collection of data in the Early Head Start/Head Start program area. These interventions are intended to improve outcomes for participants in these programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Information Collection Activity; The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES 2020; OMB #0970-0354)
Document Number: 2019-15080
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
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 descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2020 (Baby FACES 2020).
Submission for OMB Review; National Medical Support Notice-Part A
Document Number: 2019-14834
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-12
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 form National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) Part A (OMB #0970-0222 expiration 8/31/2019). Changes were made to the form based on comments received during the 60 day Notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS)
Document Number: 2019-14596
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a revision of the CCWIS information collection authorized by the CCWIS Final Rule (81 FR 35450-35482). The Automated Function List and the Data Quality Plan are revised to be annual submissions of updates with no change to the burden hours per year. Initial submission of the Automated Function List, the Data Quality Plan, and the Notice of Intent have been removed, as we do not expect to receive more than the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) threshold in a single year. There are no required instruments associated with this data collection.
Announcement of the Intent To Issue One 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: 2019-13992
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the intent to issue one OPDIV- Initiated Supplement to BCFS Health and Human Services, San Antonio, Texas in the amount of up to $300,800,000. ORR announces the issuance of the first installment for 60 days in the amount of up to $50,000,000. ORR has been identifying additional capacity to provide shelter for potential increases in apprehensions of Unaccompanied Alien Children at the U.S. Southern 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 Unaccompanied Alien Children referred to its care by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To ensure sufficient capacity to provide shelter to unaccompanied alien children referred to HHS, ORR is requesting that BCFS provide up to 1,300 temporary shelter beds at Carrizo Springs, Texas over a graduated timeframe.