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

Submission for OMB Review; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (OMB #0970-0338)
Document Number: 2020-19304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
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 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (formerly titled the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 TANF Final Rule; OMB #0970-0338). Information collections include the TANF data verification procedures, the TANF Data Report, the Separate State Program (SSP)Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Data Report, the Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, and the Reasonable Cause/Corrective Compliance Documentation Process. We are proposing to continue these information collections without change.
Submission for OMB Review; Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership Grants Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19066
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau (CB), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new descriptive studythe Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs used in the Regional Partnership Grants (RPG) Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Screening Tool for Unaccompanied Alien Children Program Staff and Visitors (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19024
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
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 proposing to continue use of a coronavirus (COVID- 19) screening form for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program staff and visitors at ORR-funded programs. The form was originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. ACF is requesting a 3-year extension of this information collection.
Head Start Designation Renewal System
Document Number: 2020-17746
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This final rule refines how the Office of Head Start uses deficiencies, Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Pre-K (CLASS[supreg]) scores, and audit findings for designation renewal. It also streamlines and updates the regulatory provisions on designation renewal to make them easier to understand.
Submission for OMB Review; Case Plan Requirement, Title IV-E of the Social Security Act
Document Number: 2020-18652
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
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 requesting a 3-year extension of the information collectionCase Plan Requirement, Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, (OMB #0970-0428, expiration 3/31/2021). ACF is reporting a change to the information collectionthe burden estimates in the previously-approved request were based on the children in foster care as the respondent instead of the agency completing the case plan. The burden estimates, therefore, are adjusted accordingly.
Submission for OMB Review; Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Ongoing Progress Report (OPR) and Objective Work Plan (OWP)
Document Number: 2020-18219
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is requesting a revision to the information collection: Ongoing Progress Report (OPR) and the Objective Work Plan (OWP) (OMB #0970-0452). Changes are proposed to reduce the burden on the public by combining ANA's Annual Data Report (OMB #0970-0475) with the OPR.
Submission for OMB Review; Youth Empowerment Information, Data Collection, and Exploration on Avoidance of Sex (IDEAS) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-17680
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), proposes survey data collection activities as part of the Youth Empowerment IDEAS study.
Submission for OMB Review; Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (0970-0501)
Document Number: 2020-17590
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
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 08/31/2020) without changes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Contact After Adoption or Guardianship: Child Welfare Agency and Family Interactions (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-17270
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeks approval for a one-time study to examine child welfare agency family contact activities. The primary objective of this study is to describe how public child welfare agencies are in contact with or receive information about the well-being of children and youth who have exited the foster care system through adoption or guardianship, particularly the experiences of these children with instability. A secondary objective is to understand what types of information child welfare agencies systematically track about these children.
Revised Procedures and Standards: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) Review
Document Number: 2020-17001
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
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), oversees the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review, which is proposing to revise the procedures and standards that guide its work. The revised procedures and standards will be presented in two separate Federal Register notices. The current Federal Register notice seeks comments on proposed changes and clarifications to several procedural topics and on the standards for assessing the quality of impact study designs. Readers are referred to the full version of the HomVEE Draft Version 2 Handbook on the HomVEE website (https://homvee.acf.hhs.gov) for more details. Another Federal Register notice summarizes updated definitions, rules, and procedures related to handling home visiting model versions (commonly referred to in the home visiting research literature as adaptations) in the review.
Updated Defintions, Rules, and Procedures Related to Model Versions: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) Review
Document Number: 2020-16992
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
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), oversees the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review, which is proposing to revise the procedures and standards that guide its work. The revised procedures and standards will be presented in two separate Federal Register notices. The current Federal Register notice seeks comments on proposed updated definitions, rules, and procedures related to handling home visiting model versions (commonly referred to in the home visiting research literature as adaptations) in the HomVEE review. Another Federal Register notice summarizes proposed changes and clarifications to HomVEE's procedures and standards for rating the quality of impact studies and determining which home visiting models meet HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Readers are referred to the full text of the HomVEE Draft Version 2 Handbook on the HomVEE website (https:// homvee.acf.hhs.gov/) for more details on all proposed changes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits
Document Number: 2020-16893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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, is requesting a 3-year extension of the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970-0171). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Multistate Financial Institution Data Match With Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy
Document Number: 2020-16891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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 Multistate Financial Institution Data Match with Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy (MSFIDM/FAST Levy) (current OMB approval expires 1/31/2021).