Submission for OMB Review; Provision of Services in Intergovernmental IV-D; Federally Approved Forms
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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)).