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

Submission for OMB Review; Generic Clearance for the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Review and Technical Assistance Process (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-28925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-31
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 establish a generic clearance to collect information to assess regulatory requirements of title IV-E agencies' Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) and ensure that the CCWIS is utilized for purposes consistent with the efficient, economical, and effective administration of the title IV-B and IV-E plans. The information collected is intended to be used for review and technical assistance processes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; OPRE Data Collection for Supporting Youth To Be Successful in Life (SYSIL) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2020-28886
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new data collection. The Supporting Youth to be Successful in Life study (SYSIL) will build evidence on how to end homelessness among youth and young adults with experience in the child welfare system by continuing work with an organization who conducted foundational work as part of the Youth At-Risk of Homelessness project (OMB Control Number: 0970-0445). SYSIL will provide important information to the field by designing and conducting a federally led evaluation of a comprehensive service model for youth at risk of homelessness.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level From a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act
Document Number: 2020-28252
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Administration for Children and Families, is requesting a 3-year extension of the form ACF-4125: Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (OMB #0970-0004, expiration 3/21/2021). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants
Document Number: 2020-28246
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program provides healthcare occupational training for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low-income people. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved various data collection activities for the National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of HPOG (HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation) under OMB #0970-0462. Due to the profound effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the U.S. economy, on families nationwide and on HPOG 2.0 programs, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is considering surveying study participants who applied to the HPOG Program after the onset of the pandemic. This notice provides a summary for public review and comment of the use and burden associated with a new information collection for this ``COVID Cohort'' Survey.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Follow-up Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (OMB #0970-0515)
Document Number: 2020-28043
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a primary data collection request for the Follow-up Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (3), a follow-up to the previously approved Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (SCOPE) survey (OMB #0970-0515). The study aims to examine, using surveys and qualitative interviews, the practice and processes of coaching and professional development in supporting early care and education (ECE) settings in their provision of care for preschool children and their families as COVID-19 has progressed. The study will focus on both centers and family child care (FCC) homes that serve low-income children, with a primary target of settings that serve children supported by Child Care and Development Fund subsidies or a Head Start grant.
Submission for OMB Review; Advance Planning Document (APD) Process (OMB #0970-0417)
Document Number: 2020-27916
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Placement and Transfer of Unaccompanied Alien Children Into ORR Care Provider (0970-0554)
Document Number: 2020-27901
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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 proposing to continue to collect information that will allow Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to place UAC referred to ORR by Federal agencies into care provider facilities and to transfer UAC within the ORR care provider network. These information collections were originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data collection. Information collections related to other aspects of the UAC Programs, such as sponsorship and health care, are covered under OMB Numbers 0970-0278, 0970-0385, 0970-0466, 0970-0490, 0970-0498, 0970-0509, and 0970-0543.
Submission for OMB Review; Services Provided to Unaccompanied Alien Children (0970-0553)
Document Number: 2020-27898
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to continue to collect information that will allow Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to provide services to UAC as required by statute and ORR policy. These information collections were originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data collection. Information collections related to other aspects of the UAC Programs, such as sponsorship and health care, are covered under OMB Numbers 0970-0278, 0970-0385, 0970-0466, 0970-0490, 0970-0498, 0970-0509, and 0970-0543.
Submission for OMB Review; Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody (0970-0552)
Document Number: 2020-27896
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to continue to collect information that will allow Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to process release of UAC from ORR custody and provide services after release. These information collections were originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data collection. Information collections related to other aspects of the UAC Programs, such as sponsorship and health care, are covered under OMB Numbers 0970-0278, 0970-0385, 0970-0466, 0970-0490, 0970-0498, 0970-0509, and 0970-0543.
Regulatory Clean Up Initiative; Correction
Document Number: 2020-26389
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
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 Department of Health and Human Services is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on November 16, 2020. This document had incorrectly designated footnotes and typographical errors.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories for FFY 2022-2024 (ACF-118; OMB #0970-0114)
Document Number: 2020-27466
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
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 minor changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Refugee Assistance Program Estimates: CMA-ORR-1
Document Number: 2020-27406
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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 a 1-year extension of the form ORR-1, Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA) Program Estimates (OMB #0970-0030, expiration 2/28/2021). There are no changes requested to the form or instructions.
Submission for OMB Review; ORR-3 and ORR-4 Report Forms for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (OMB #0970-0034)
Document Number: 2020-27194
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report, Pre-Expenditure Report, and Intended Use Plan
Document Number: 2020-27015
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a revision to the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post- Expenditure Report, Pre-Expenditure Report, and Intended Use Plan (OMB #0970-0234), previously titled, ``Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report''). ACF is proposing to expand the information collection to include the collection of states' Intended Use Plans and retitle the information collection to clarify the role of the Pre- Expenditure Report.
Announcement of the Intent To Award a Single-Source Grant to the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Document Number: 2020-26970
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF/OPRE announces the intent to award a grant in the amount of $499,514 to the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. The purpose of this award is to develop alternative statistical methods for adjusting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseload data to account for states' programmatic differences and examine the relative effectiveness of state programs.
Office of Child Support Enforcement; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2020-26778
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Office of Child Support Enforcement. This reorganization realigns the functions of the Office of Child Support Enforcement. It eliminates the Division of Performance and Statistical Analysis and moves the functions to the Division of Federal Systems.
Flexibility for Head Start Designation Renewals in Certain Emergencies
Document Number: 2020-26033
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This interim final rule adds a new provision to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) to establish parameters by which ACF may make designation renewal determinations during a federally declared major disaster, emergency, or public health emergency (PHE) and in the absence of all normally required data.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Clearance for Financial Reports Used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (OMB #0970-0510)
Document Number: 2020-26636
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
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 Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (OMB #0970- 0510). There are no changes to the proposed types of information collection or uses of data.