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

Submission for OMB Review: ACF Program Instruction-Children's Justice Act (OMB #0970-0425)
Document Number: 2020-06525
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) Adopted Youth, Young Adults, and Adoptive Parents (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-06491
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
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 for a one- time study to examine familial outcomes 8 or more years after a child's adoption from the child welfare system. The primary objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of instability events that occur in families who have adopted children who have exited the foster care system. The second objective is to understand risk and protective factors associated with post adoption instability.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-06210
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting mandatory formula grant applications and State Plans from states and territories for the development of and implementation for Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. The Title V State SRAE Funding Opportunity Announcement sets forth the application requirements for the receipt of the following documents from applicants and awardees: Application, State Plan, and Performance Progress Report.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Immediate Disaster Case Management Intake Assessment (OMB #0970-0461)
Document Number: 2020-06182
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Human Services, Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR) is the emergency management office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF). OHSEPR is requesting a 3-year extension of the Immediate Disaster Case Management Intake Assessment tool (OMB #0970-0461). The content of the form has not changed. There is one modification to the proposed use of resulting aggregate data, to include a use to advance research with a goal of developing a Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement process.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment; Screening Tool for Unaccompanied Alien Children Program Staff and Visitors (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-06244
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and inviting public comments on the proposed collection. The collection involves a risk questionnaire designed to identify potential coronavirus (COVID-19) among staff and visitors to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) programs to ensure the life and safety of UAC in ORR care.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2020-05869
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). The reorganization has no impact on existing delegations of authority. The reorganization within the ACYF Office of the Commissioner amends the functions of the Office of Management Services and creates the Office of Budget. Within the Children's Bureau (CB), it creates the Division of Performance Measurement and Improvement. It removes the Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation from the Office of the Commissioner and transfers the functions to the Division of Performance Measurement and Improvement. Within the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), it renames the Division of Adolescent Development and Support to the Division for Optimal Adolescent Development and elevates the Runaway Homeless Youth office to the Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth. It also creates the Division of Evaluation, Data and Policy. Lastly, it renames the Division of Family Violence Prevention to the Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment: Information Collection Activity; Medical Complaint Form, Contact Investigation Form: Non-TB Illness, and Contact Investigation Form: Active/Suspect TB
Document Number: 2020-05628
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and inviting public comments on the proposed revisions. The request consists of the addition of questions to the Medical Complaint Form to track instances of COVID-19.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment: Information Collection Activity; Initial Medical Exam Form and Initial Dental Exam Form
Document Number: 2020-05624
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and inviting public comments on the proposed revisions. The request consists of the addition of questions to the Initial Medical Exam Form to track instances of COVID-19.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (OMB #0970-0424)
Document Number: 2020-05500
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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 National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) collection (OMB #0970-0424, expiration 02/28/ 2021). There are no changes requested to this data collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Data Collection for the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies Project (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-05440
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Refugee Support Services (RSS) and RSS Set Aside Sub-Agency List (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-05035
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) seeks approval for a new information collection requesting Refugee Support Services (RSS) grantees and RSS Set Aside grantees to provide the agency name, city, state, phone number, and funding amount for each contracted sub-grantee.
Submission for OMB Review; Survey of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-04805
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
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) is proposing to collect data on human trafficking and other victimization experiences among youth recently or currently involved in the child welfare system. The goal of the one-time survey is to better understand trafficking experiences; to identify modifiable risk and protective factors associated with trafficking victimization; and to inform child welfare policy, programs, and practice.
Request for Information; Innovative Approaches and Knowledge Gaps Related to Enhancing Nonresident Parents' Ability To Support Their Children Economically and Emotionally; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-04543
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Through this Request for Information (RFI), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeks to further the development of employment programs for nonresident parents by soliciting information and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public and private sectors, including state, regional, tribal, and local areas. The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) requires federal agencies to develop evidence-building plans to identify and address policy questions relevant to programs, policies, and regulations of the agency. In this vein, ACF will analyze information collected from this RFI to continue developing a learning and action agenda to better understand the effectiveness of employment programs for nonresident parents.