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

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.