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

Submission for OMB Review; Understanding Children's Transitions From Head Start to Kindergarten (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-26335
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
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 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 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; Comment Request; Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Performance Measures and Additional Data Collection (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-26266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), has had administrative responsibility for federal funding of programs that strengthen families through healthy marriage and relationship education and responsible fatherhood programming since 2006 through the Healthy Marriage (HM) and Responsible Fatherhood (RF) Grant Programs. ACF required the 2015 cohort of HMRF granteeswhich received 5-year grants in September 2015to collect and report performance measures about program operations, services, and clients served (OMB #0970-0460). A performance measures data collection system called nFORM (Information, Family Outcomes, Reporting, and Management) was implemented with the 2015 cohort to improve the efficiency of data collection and reporting and the quality of data. This system allows for streamlined and standardized submission of grantee performance data through regular progress reports and supports grantee-led and federal research projects. ACF will continue performance measure and other data collection activities for the HMRF grant program with a new cohort of grantees who received 5-year awards in September 2020. ACF is requesting comment on a new data collection to support these activities with the 2020 HMRF grantee cohort. ACF has made changes to the previous cohort's data collection instruments and performance reports for use in the new cohort. This new grantee cohort is expected to begin collecting performance measure data and reporting to ACF in April 2021.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study
Document Number: 2020-26248
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
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 is proposing to collect data on the challenges and unique opportunities of administering human services programs in rural contexts. Case studies of 12 communities, in combination with analysis of administrative data and qualitative comparative analysis of the qualitative data, will provide ACF with a rich description of human services programs in rural contexts and provide ACF opportunities for strengthening human services programs' capacity to promote the economic and social wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities in rural contexts.
Submission for OMB Review; ORR Serious Medical Procedure Request (SMR) Form (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-26121
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (OMB #0970-0401)
Document Number: 2020-25978
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to extend data collection under the existing overarching Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (OMB #0970-0401). There are no changes to the proposed types of information collection or uses of data, but ACF is requesting an increase to the estimated number of respondents.
Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants
Document Number: 2020-25917
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
As required by the Social Security Act, the Department is publishing the allotment percentage for each state under the Title IV-B Subpart 1, Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Grant Program. The allotment percentages are one of the factors used in the computation of the Federal grants awarded under the Program.
Submission for OMB Review: State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (OMB #0970-0380)
Document Number: 2020-25782
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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) requires mandatory formula grant applications, state plans, and performance progress reports from states and territories for the development and implementation of their State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The State PREP Funding Opportunity Announcement sets forth the application and state plan requirements for the receipt of the following documents from applicants and awardees: Application, State Plan, and Performance Progress Report. ACYF/FYSB are requesting a reinstatement with no changes to the previously approved information collections under OMB #0970-0380.
Submission for OMB Review; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970-0171)
Document Number: 2020-25772
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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, but burden estimates have been adjusted.
Submission for OMB Review; TANF Expenditure Report, ACF-196R (OMB #0970-0446)
Document Number: 2020-25771
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report (OMB #0970-0234)
Document Number: 2020-25639
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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 Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report (OMB #0970-0234, expiration 1/31/2021). Although ACF initially proposed changes (see 85 FR 57863), after reconsideration during the initial comment period, this request is for an extension with no changes.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment: Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB #0970-0492)
Document Number: 2020-25479
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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 expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is inviting public comments on the proposed collection of data for the new Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act Supplemental and CSBG Disaster Supplemental funding. This information will be collected through modified versions of the currently approved CSBG Annual Report (OMB #0970-0492, expiration 2/28/2023).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Addition of New Instruments to Existing Information Collections by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (OMB #s: 0970-0553, 0970-0554, and 0970-0547)
Document Number: 2020-25477
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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 inviting public comments on several proposed instruments. The instruments will be added to the following existing information collections: Services Provided to Unaccompanied Alien Children (OMB #0970-0553), Placement and Transfer of Unaccompanied Alien Children into ORR Care Provider Facilities (OMB #0970-0554), and Administration and Oversight of the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program (OMB #0970-0547).
Regulatory Clean Up Initiative
Document Number: 2020-21774
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Inspector General
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous corrections, including correcting references to other regulations, misspellings and other typographical errors. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive changes to HHS's regulations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement (OMB #0970-0351)
Document Number: 2020-24777
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a 3-year extension of the ACF form ORR-0135 State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement (OMB #0970-0351, expiration 3/31/2021). ORR is proposing changes to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; OCSE Stafford Act Flexibilities Request Form (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-24592
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
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), seeks approval of a standardized request form to collect information from state and tribal title IV-D child support agencies requesting administrative flexibilities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the ``Stafford Act''), due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Submission for OMB Review; Refugee Data Submission System for Formula Funds Allocations (ORR-5) (OMB #0970-0043)
Document Number: 2020-24398
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-04
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 extend approval for data collection using the current Refugee Data Submission System for Formula Funds Allocations (ORR-5) until January 31, 2021, and revise the current form for use after Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The revised form will collect additional client-level data.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Formative Data Collections for ACF Research and Evaluation (OMB #0970-0356)
Document Number: 2020-24266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to extend data collection under the existing overarching generic clearance for Formative Data Collections for ACF Research and Evaluation (OMB #0970-0356). There are no changes to the proposed types of information collection or uses of data, but the request does include an increase to the estimated number of respondents and, therefore, the overall burden estimate.