Administration for Children and Families 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Formative Data Collections for ACF Program Support (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-12801
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance to conduct a variety of formative data collections with more than nine respondents. These information collections would not be highly systematic or intended to be statistically representative or otherwise generalizable. ACF programs promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. Many ACF program offices need to learn more about funded program services so that an understanding of program or grantee processes and potential for improvements can inform ACF decision-making and program support. Information collected under this generic would help address these needs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test (0970-0499)
Document Number: 2019-12796
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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; Head Start (HS) Connects: Individualizing and Connecting Families to Family Support Services (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-12795
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; 45 CFR 303.7-Provision of Services in Intergovernmental IV-D; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970-0085)
Document Number: 2019-12794
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Survey of Head Start Grantees on Training and Technical Assistance (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-12783
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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 a statistically representative survey of directors and managers/ coordinators from Head Start grantee organizations regarding their access to and use of training and technical assistance (T/TA) from multiple sources, including ACF's Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance system. The purpose of the data collection is to inform ACF on three aspects of grantee directors and managers/ coordinators T/TA experience: (1) Search and selection of T/TA; (2) receipt of T/TA; (3) and potential relationships between T/TA received and perceived change in practice.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Annual Report-ACF-700 (0970-0430)
Document Number: 2019-12782
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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 ACF-700: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Annual Report (OMB #0970-0430, expiration 11/30/2019) with changes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Facility Survey (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-11371
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-31
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 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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Program Performance Standards (OMB #0970-0148)
Document Number: 2019-11370
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-31
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 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.
Announcement of an Unsolicited Single-Source Grant Award to the Woodson Center in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2019-10897
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
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 announces the award of a grant in the amount of $150,000 to the Woodson Center of Washington, DC, to support an environmental scan of models of service for privately managed foster care.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Extension of Assets for Independence (AFI) Performance Progress Report (PPR) (OMB #0970-0483)
Document Number: 2019-10863
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program Performance Analysis Study (PAS)
Document Number: 2019-10762
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) in the Administration for Children and Families propose data collection activities as part of the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program Performance Analysis Study (PAS). The goal of the study is to collect, analyze, and report on performance measures data for SRAE programs.
Submission for OMB Review; National Directory of New Hires
Document Number: 2019-10701
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement; Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the National Directory of New Hires (OMB #0970-0166, expiration 7/31/2019). The NDNH Guide for Data Submission/Record Specifications and the Multistate Employer Registration form underwent minor revisions.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) for States and Territories for FFY 2019-2021 (ACF-118)
Document Number: 2019-10652
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a reinstatment of the form ACF-118: Child Care and Development Fund for States and Territories for FFY 2019-2021 (OMB #0970-0114; expired 11/30/2018). There are no changes to the form requested.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-10418
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Monitoring Compliance Demonstration Packet (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-10406
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Care (OCC), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new Onsite Monitoring System to evaluate grantee compliance with (1) The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act; (2) CCDF Regulations; and (3) The State/ Territory CCDF approved Plan.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-10400
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Prevention Services Data Collection (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-10336
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
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, is proposing to collect data for a new prevention services data collection for children receiving prevention and family services and programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-10206
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-10167
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2019-09927
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, notice is hereby given of six 1-day Tribal Consultation (TC) Sessions to be held between the HHS)/ACF, OHS leadership and the leadership of tribal governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose of these consultation sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. Six TCs will be held as part of HHS/ACF and/or ACF TC Sessions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration Project Data Collection (OMB #0970-0505)
Document Number: 2019-09756
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
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 proposing to collect data as part of the rigorous evaluation of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) demonstration.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Case Studies (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-09658
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-10
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; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-09413
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund Plan for Tribes for FY 2020-2022 (ACF-118A)
Document Number: 2019-09163
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting revision of the ACF-118A (OMB # 0970-0198, with expiration 06/30/2019), with minor modifications.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; 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: 2019-09045
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System
Document Number: 2019-09044
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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.
Child Support Program Technical Corrections Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Correction
Document Number: 2019-08299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This document corrects the regulatory identification number (RIN) that appeared in the heading of a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register of December 18, 2018. Through that document, OCSE proposed to eliminate regulations rendered outdated or unnecessary and make technical amendments to the Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement final rule, published on December 20, 2016, including proposing to amend the compliance date for review and adjustment of child support orders.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-08322
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Plan Guidance and Report Requirements, (OMB No.: 0970-0174)
Document Number: 2019-08249
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
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, including the deletion of guidance for NEW programs included in Public Law 102-477 programs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES 2020; OMB #0970-0354)
Document Number: 2019-08248
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
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) seeks approval to collect descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2020 (Baby FACES 2020).
Proposed Continued Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative (OMB Number: 0970-0484)
Document Number: 2019-08247
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
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; 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 the forms.
Submission for OMB Review; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (OMB #0970-0462)
Document Number: 2019-08163
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
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 data collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low Income Individuals. ACF has developed a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG Program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. Two rounds of HPOG grants have been awardedthe first in 2010 (HPOG 1.0) and the second in 2015 (HPOG 2.0). There are federal evaluations associated with each round of grants. HPOG grants provide funding to government agencies, community- based organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, and tribal-affiliated organizations to provide education and training services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals, including tribal members. Under HPOG 2.0, ACF provided grants to five tribal-affiliated organizations and 27 non-tribal entities. OMB previously approved data collection under OMB Control Number 0970-0462 for the HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation. The first submission, approved in August 2015, included baseline data collection instruments and the grant performance management system. A second submission, approved in June 2017, included additional data collection for the National Evaluation impact study, the National Evaluation descriptive study, and the Tribal Evaluation. A third submission for National Evaluation impact study data collection was approved in June 2018. The proposed data collection activities described in this Federal Register Notice will provide data for the impact, descriptive, and cost benefit studies of the 27 non-tribal grantees participating in the National Evaluation of HPOG 2.0.
Submission for OMB Review; State Access and Visitation Grant Application (OMB #0970-0482)
Document Number: 2019-08109
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement is requesting a three- year extension of the application form titled, Child Access and Visitation Grant Application Form, expiration 8/31/2019. There are no changes requested to the form.
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
Document Number: 2019-07827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF proposes to amend the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) amends the AFCARS regulations that require title IV-E agencies to collect and report data to ACF on children in out-of-home care, who exit out-of-home care to adoption or legal guardianship, and children who are covered by a title IV-E adoption or guardianship assistance agreement.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-06945
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-06898
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES). The purpose of BEES is to evaluate the effectiveness of a broad range of innovative programs designed to boost employment and earnings among low-income Americans. Within this general focus area, ACF has a particular interest in programs that serve adults whose employment prospects have been affected by substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder (OUD), mental health conditions, and justice involvement. ACF expects that a subset of programs to be evaluated will serve these specific target populations. To meet these objectives, this study will include impact and implementation evaluations for up to 21 sites, as well as descriptive work focused on other sites that have a focus on clients with opioid use and other substance abuse disorders. When possible, a randomized control trial research design will be used for the impact evaluations. The purpose of the current submission is to request approval for data collection needed for the BEES study.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-06059
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-05743
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-05738
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-05737
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Head Start Service Duration Requirements
Document Number: 2019-05363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Head Start currently requires Head Start programs to operate 100-percent of their preschool center-based slots for 1,020 annual hours by August 1, 2021, which would substantially increase the minimum amount of time preschool children must receive Head Start services. We believe the approach to require all center- based programs to increase their hours of operation was too prescriptive and will reduce grant recipients' flexibility to meet the needs of the communities they serve. It would be costly for grantees to meet the increased service-duration requirement and would likely result in a reduction in the number of children served by Head Start. For these reasons, we propose to remove the 100-percent service duration requirement from the HSPPS. We also propose technical changes to our Program Structure regulations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Directory of New Hires
Document Number: 2019-05480
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the National Directory of New Hires (OMB #0970-0166, expiration 7/31/2019). The NDNH Guide for Data Submission/Record Specifications and the Multistate Employer Registration form underwent minor revisions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-05098
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Medical Support Notice-Part A (OMB #0970-0222)
Document Number: 2019-05097
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
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 the form National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) Part A (OMB #0970-0222 expiration 8/31/2019). The following changes were made to the form: A checkbox was added to distinguish between the National Medical Support Order/Notice (NMSN) and the a Termination Order/Notice. The following instruction was added under the Employer Responsibilities: 3. If the Termination Order/Notice checkbox is checked, you are required to terminate the health care coverage for the child(ren) identified in the order.
Office on Trafficking in Persons; Notice of Charter Renewal and Meeting
Document Number: 2019-04403
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
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 the charter for the of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (Committee) was renewed on January 18, 2019. The renewal is available at https:// www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/2019naccharter. Notice is also given 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 28, 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 in combating the sex trafficking of children and youth based on multidisciplinary research and promising, evidence-based models and programs. The members will remain in Phoenix on May 29 to conduct subcommittee meetings and a fact finding site visit.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-04367
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-04266
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Descriptive Study of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-03489
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of a project to better understand the range of child welfare services and benefits provided through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program.
Submission for OMB Review; ACF's Generic Clearance for Grant Reviewer Recruitment Forms (OMB #0970-0477)
Document Number: 2019-03068
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
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) is proposing an extension of a currently approved generic clearance (OMB No. 0970-0477) for Grant Reviewer Recruitment (GRR) forms. The GRR forms will be used to select reviewers who will participate in the grant review process for the purpose of selecting successful applications.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-02915
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families