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

Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey (NEW)
Document Number: 2020-21617
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
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 proposing to collect data for a new survey, the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State Self- Assessment Survey.
Submission for OMB Review; National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-Up (OMB #0970-0391)
Document Number: 2020-21509
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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), is proposing a two-wave data collection as part of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) (OMB #0970-0391), which will be conducted October 2020 through June 2021. The objective of the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up is to document the nation's current supply of early care and education (ECE) services that is home-based providers, center-based providers, and the center-based provider workforce. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up will deepen our understanding of the state of ECE supply and the ECE workforce following the initial period of crisis, including changes in supply or departures from and re-entries to the workforce.
Submission for OMB Review; Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (OMB #0970-0075)
Document Number: 2020-21267
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension of the form OCS-0024: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (OMB #0970-0075, expiration 09/30/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Information Collection Activity; Health Assessment Form, Public Health Investigation Form: Non-TB Illness, and Public Health Investigation Form: Active TB (OMB #0970-0509)
Document Number: 2020-21266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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 requesting to continue the data collection approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under expedited review.
Submission for OMB Review; Information Collection Activity; Initial Medical Exam Form and Dental Exam Form
Document Number: 2020-21265
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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 requesting to continue the data collection approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under expedited review.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; TANF Expenditure Report, ACF-196R
Document Number: 2020-20900
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
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) Expenditure Report, Form ACF-196R (OMB #0970-0446, expiration 2/28/2021). ACF is reporting a change to remove certain guidance that was associated with an earlier ACF-196 report in order to devote the instructions to the singular ACF-196R report. In addition, ACF has clarified instructions where states have previously expressed confusion and has reorganized the format and chronology of section headers to better reflect the flow of the TANF reporting process.
Submission for OMB Review; Family Level Assessment and State of Home Visiting (FLASH-V) Outreach and Recruitment Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-20733
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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) state and territory local implementing agencies (LIAs) and tribal grantees 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 promising strategies to address how challenges might be overcome.
Optional Exceptions to the Prohibition Against Treating Incarceration as Voluntary Unemployment Under Child Support Guidelines
Document Number: 2020-17747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement proposes to provide States the flexibility to incorporate in their State child support guidelines two optional exceptions to the prohibition against treating incarceration as voluntary unemployment. Under the proposal, States have the option to exclude cases where the individual is incarcerated due to intentional nonpayment of child support resulting from a criminal case or civil contempt action in accordance with guidelines established by the state and/or incarceration for any offense of which the individual's dependent child or the child support recipient was a victim. The State may apply the second exception to the individual's other child support cases.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report (OMB #0970-0234)
Document Number: 2020-20447
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
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 Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report (OMB #0970-0234, expiration 1/31/2021). ACF is proposing to reduce the burden estimates in the previously approved request by removing use of the form for the Pre-Expenditure Report.
Submission for OMB Review; Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS) (0970-0535)
Document Number: 2020-20266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
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), is requesting an extension to continue collecting data for the study, Assessing Models of Coordinated Services for Low-Income Children and Their Families (AMCS). Data collection has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will not be complete by the current expiration date of October 31, 2020. There are no changes proposed to the current instruments.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories for FFY 2022-2024 (ACF-118; OMB #0970-0114)
Document Number: 2020-19973
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
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 form ACF-118: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories (OMB #0970-0114, expiration 12/31/2021) for FFY 2022-2024. There are changes requested to the form to improve formatting and streamline questions.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Case Registry (FCR) (OMB #0970-0421)
Document Number: 2020-19840
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
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).
Submission for OMB Review; Generic for Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Program Monitoring Activities (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19811
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new generic clearance for information collections related to ACF program office monitoring activities. ACF programs promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. The proposed Generic for ACF Program Monitoring Activities would allow ACF program offices to collect standardized information from recipients that receive federal funds to ensure oversight, evaluation, support purposes, and stewardship of federal funds.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Advance Planning Document (APD) Process (OMB #0970-0417)
Document Number: 2020-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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 an update to the existing data collection for the Advance Planning Document (APD) process (OMB #0970-0417). OCSE proposes revisions to the annual burden estimates to reflect an increase in the number of states seeking approval to implement modernization solutions in efforts to replace antiquated legacy child support enforcement systems and to address an excess demand for emergency funding requests due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2019 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Document Number: 2020-19578
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice is hereby given of a preliminary determination that funds from the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to states, territories, tribes, and tribal organizations that received FY 2020 direct LIHEAP grants. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR Serious Medical Procedure Request (SMR) Form (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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 collect data for a new data collection, the Serious Medical Procedure Request (SMR) Form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Understanding Children's Transitions From Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19536
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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 to conduct semi-structured, qualitative interviews with Head Start staff (grantee administrators, managers/coordinators, center directors, teachers, staff), parents, affiliated community providers, and partner Local Education Agency (LEA) staff (administrators, elementary school principals, staff, and kindergarten teachers) at six sites. A comparative case study design will explore varying strategies and approaches to supporting children's transitions from Head Start to kindergarten.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-19470
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a primary data collection request for the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) study to examine, using qualitative case studies, different approaches to implementing competency frameworks and assessing competencies of teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers who work in group early care and education (ECE) settings (centers and family child care homes). Each case study will focus on a specific competency framework used by states, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, or ECE programs. This study aims to present an internally valid description of the implementation of competency frameworks and assessment of competencies for up to seven purposively selected cases, not to promote statistical generalization to different sites or service populations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR-3 and ORR-4 Report Forms for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (OMB #0970-0034)
Document Number: 2020-19466
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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 ORR-3 and ORR-4 Report Forms (OMB #0970-0034, expiration 01/31/2021). ORR proposes revisions to improve clarity, secure outcome-based data, increase compliance with reporting requirements, and reduce burden.