Submission for OMB Review; Behavioral Interventions To Advance Self-Sufficiency Next Generation (BIAS-NG) (0970-0502)
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; Formative Data Collections for ACF Program Support (New Collection)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.