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

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Federal Case Registry (FCR) (OMB #0970-0421)
Document Number: 2020-11578
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
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 Federal Case Registry (FCR). There are no changes to the collection instruments used for the FCR (current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires January 31, 2021).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Adoption Call to Action Data Collection (New Data Collection)
Document Number: 2020-11362
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new descriptive study, Adoption Call to Action (ACTA) Data Collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Immediate Disaster Case Management Intake Assessment
Document Number: 2020-11312
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Office of Refugee Resettlement Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program Application and Withdrawal of Application or Declination of Placement Form (Previous OMB #0970-0498)
Document Number: 2020-11307
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a 3- year extension of the application and Withdrawal of Application or Declination of Placement Form for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program. Proposed revisions to each instrument are minimal. These forms were previously approved under OMB #0970-0498, expiration 7/31/ 2020. ORR is currently seeking a new OMB number specific to these forms, as they were previously approved as part of another information collection package for ORR's Unaccompanied Alien Children's program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (0970-0501)
Document Number: 2020-10906
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
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 collection of information under the Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (OMB #0970- 0501, expiration date 8/31/2020) without changes.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-10697
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), is providing notice of a new matching agreement to re-establish the matching program between HHS/ACF/OCSE (hereinafter, ``OCSE'') and state workforce agencies (SWA) administering the Unemployment Compensation benefits program (UC). The matching program compares SWA records with new hire and quarterly wage information maintained in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH), the outcomes of which help SWAs administer their UC programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-10694
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), is providing notice of a new matching agreement to re-establish the matching program between HHS/ACF/OCSE (hereinafter, ``OCSE'') and state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The matching program compares state TANF agency records with employment and wage information maintained in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH), the outcomes of which help state agencies administer their TANF programs.
Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2020-10440
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Pursuant to the Head Start Act, notice is hereby given of three 1-day tribal consultation sessions to be held between HHS/ACF OHS leadership and the leadership of tribal governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The purpose of these consultation sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. Three tribal consultations will be held as part of HHS/ACF or ACF Tribal Consultation Sessions. Please note the planned tribal consultation dates may be impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions. OHS will consider virtual means of facilitating tribal consultations and/or the postponing of tribal consultations should travel restrictions and group meeting limitations remain in effect.
Submission for OMB Review; 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Administrative Data Matching (OMB #0970-0486)
Document Number: 2020-10230
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting a reinstatement without change for the collection and reporting of administrative household recipient data from state LIHEAP grantees. OMB approved the original collection under #0970-0486. ACF published a Federal Register notice on July 30, 2019 soliciting 60 days of public comment on requiring state grantees to provide household-level recipient data for this effort. ACF received no comments on that notice.
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
Document Number: 2020-09817
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This rule finalizes revisions to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations proposed on April 19, 2019. AFCARS regulations require title IV-E agencies to collect and report data to ACF on children in out-of-home care, children who exit out-of-home care to adoption or legal guardianship, and children who are covered by a title IV-E adoption or guardianship assistance agreement.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Information Comparison With Insurance Data (OMB #0970-0342)
Document Number: 2020-09933
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is requesting a 3-year extension of the currently approved Information Comparison with Insurance Data (OMB #0970-0342; Expires 1/31/2021).
Administration for Native Americans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09850
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will host a virtual Tribal Consultation to consult on ACF programs and tribal priorities.
Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Budget and Narrative Justification Template (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-09713
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect expenditure estimates for the Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program through an optional financial reporting form, Tribal Budget and Narrative Justification Template. This optional template is designed for tribes operating an approved Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program to use in preparing their annual budget and narrative justification estimates in accordance with the tribal child support enforcement regulations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), and Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS-101) (0970-0426)
Document Number: 2020-09605
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
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 collection of information under the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), and the Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS-101) collection (OMB #0970-0426, expiration 1/31/2021). There are minor changes to the APSR, the burden hours for the APSR, and CFS-101 form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Runaway and Homeless Youth Homeless Management Information System (RHY-HMIS; New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-09458
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
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 has a legislative requirement to collect and maintain client statistical records on the numbers and the characteristics of runaway and homeless youth, and youth at risk of family separation, who receive shelter and supportive services through the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program funding. RHY data collection is integrated with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
Submission for OMB Review; ACF's Generic Clearance for Reviewer Recruitment Forms (OMB #0970-0477)
Document Number: 2020-09354
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to revise the existing overarching generic clearance for Grant Reviewer Recruitment (GRR) forms to expand the focus from recruiting just grant reviewers to recruiting expert reviewers in general.