Administration for Children and Families January 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970-0519)
Document Number: 2020-01608
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-30
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.
Secretarial Determination To Lower Head Start Center-Based Service Duration Requirements
Document Number: 2020-00635
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Secretary of Health and Human Services has the authority, on or before February 1, 2020, to lower the percentage of center-based funded enrollment slots for which Head Start programs must provide 1,020 annual hours of planned class operations, based on an assessment of the availability of sufficient funding to mitigate a substantial reduction in funded enrollment. The Secretary hereby gives notice of his exercise of that authority to reduce the percentage from 100 percent (all) of a Head Start program's center-based slots, to 45 percent of a Head Start program's center-based slots.
Submission for OMB Review; Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program Data (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-01265
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
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 proposing to collect data for the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program (DVHT). The DVHT Program is inclusive of three distinct programs: The Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking and Services Outreach Program, Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Program, and the Strengthen the Health Care Response for Victims of Human Trafficking Program grants. The data collection instruments are intended to collect information for all three DVHT programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Form ACF-196, TANF Quarterly Financial Report (OMB #0970-0247)
Document Number: 2020-01124
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting to renew approval of the ACF-196 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Financial Reporting Form. The ACF-196 is the form used by states to revise expenditure data for fiscal years (FYs) prior to FY 2015. ACF will use the financial data provided by states to assess compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements relating to administrative costs and state matching requirements. No changes are proposed to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Family Level Assessment and State of Home Visiting (FLASH-V) Outreach and Recruitment Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-01018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-23
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 new data collection activities to gather information about how Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) local implementing agencies (LIAs) recruit families for program participation and work with their community referral partners to recruit families. The project is designed to examine challenges programs experience reaching caseload capacity and how challenges might be overcome.
Submission for OMB Review; Community Services Block Grant Annual Report
Document Number: 2020-00928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
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 Information Collection Activity: ACF Program Instruction-Children's Justice Act (OMB #0970-0425)
Document Number: 2020-00739
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
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 Children's Justice Act Program Instruction (OMB #0970-0425, expiration 4/30/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Building Capacity To Evaluate Child Welfare Community Collaborations To Strengthen and Preserve Families (CWCC) Cross-Site Process Evaluation (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-00594
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
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) 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures (OMB #0970-0500)
Document Number: 2020-00593
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
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 ACFTribal 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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies Project (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-00107
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing data collection activities conducted for the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies (NextGen) Project. The objective of this project is to identify and rigorously evaluate innovative interventions designed to promote employment and economic security among low-income individuals with complex challenges to employment. The project will include an experimental impact study, descriptive study, and cost study.
Submission for OMB Review; Office of Community Services (OCS) Community Economic Development (CED) Standard Reporting Format
Document Number: 2020-00007
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
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.