Administration for Children and Families March 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Program Performance Standards (0970-0148)
Document Number: 2021-06639
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension of the information collection requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards (OMB #0970-0148). There are no changes to the information collection.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking
Document Number: 2021-06450
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is requesting a three-year extension of the form: Request for Assistance (RFA) for Child Victims of Human Trafficking (OMB #0970-0362, expiration 07/31/2021). Minor revisions have been made to the form, including the addition of a few fields that will enable the OTIP Child Protection Specialist team to better understand the child's specific needs, connect the child to appropriate services, and help ensure the safety of the child.
Submission for OMB Review; Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood-Extension (OMB #0970-0489)
Document Number: 2021-06340
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
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) requests an extension to continue data collection for the Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (OMB #0970-0489; Previously titled: Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program). Information collection activities requested include interviews, focus group discussions and administrative data collection. There are no changes proposed to the currently approved materials.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) ACF-696T Financial Report (OMB #0970-0195)
Document Number: 2021-05992
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
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-696T: Child Care and Development Fund Annual Financial Report. This form is currently approved under the ACF Generic Clearance for Financial Reports (OMB #0970-0510; expiration May 31, 2021), and ACF is proposing to reinstate the previous OMB number under which this form had been approved. There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) ACF-696 Financial Report (OMB #0970-0163)
Document Number: 2021-05991
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
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-696: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quarterly Financial Report. This form is currently approved under the ACF Generic Clearance for Financial Reports (OMB #0970-0510; expiration May 31, 2021), and ACF is proposing to reinstate the previous OMB number under which this form had been approved. There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement
Document Number: 2021-05966
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
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.
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Administrative Delay of Effective Date; Correction
Document Number: 2021-05907
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Inspector General
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) is postponing, pending judicial review, the effective date of a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021. This document also corrects certain errors in the SUNSET final rule.
Submission for OMB Review; Runaway and Homeless Youth Homeless Management Information System (RHY-HMIS; New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-05876
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
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).
Revised Single-Case Design Procedures and Standards: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) Review
Document Number: 2021-05840
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
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 with single- case design (SCD) research. The current Federal Register notice (FRN) seeks comments on proposed changes related to revised procedures and standards for SCD research. Readers are referred to the full version of the HomVEE Version 2 Handbook on the HomVEE website for more details, particularly Appendix D (https://homvee.acf.hhs.gov/publications/ methods-standards). HomVEE will release an updated Handbook (Version 2.1) after consideration of public comments received in response to this FRN.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-05781
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for an evaluation of the services provided to child welfare jurisdictions and Court Improvement Programs (CIP) by the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. This study uses instruments that build on previously approved OMB instruments, including satisfaction surveys, assessment tools, interview protocols, and service-specific feedback forms (OMB #0970-0484, expiration 11/30/ 22; OMB #0970-0494, expiration 2/28/23).
Submission for OMB Review; OCSE Stafford Act Flexibilities Request Form (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-05780
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of Project Connect (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-05774
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
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) is proposing a new information collection to assess the implementation of Project Connect, a comprehensive home visitation intervention that provides home-based services and treatment to child welfare-involved, substance-affected families with children and adolescents ages 0 to 17.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Renewal of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Performance Measures
Document Number: 2021-05773
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting reinstatement of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Performance Measures (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0449, expiration date March 31, 2021) with changes. Changes include a single addition of a field to capture a potential additional source of funding, and other minor changes to the most recent version of this form.
Submission for OMB Review; Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study
Document Number: 2021-05771
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
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; Generic Clearance for Financial Reports Used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (OMB #0970-0510)
Document Number: 2021-05632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Enforcement Program Quarterly Financial Report (OCSE-396) and Quarterly Collection Report (OCSE-34) (OMB #0970-0181)
Document Number: 2021-05630
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
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 forms: OCSE-34 ``Child Support Enforcement Program Quarterly Collection Report,'' and OCSE-396 ``Child Support Enforcement Program Quarterly Financial Report.'' These forms are currently approved under the ACF Generic Clearance for Financial Reports (OMB #0970-0510; expiration May 31, 2021), and ACF is proposing to reinstate the previous OMB number under which these forms had been approved (OMB #0970-0181). There are no changes requested to the forms, but the instructions have been updated for clarity and to update the current fee amounts.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151)
Document Number: 2021-05627
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
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 proposing to collect data for a new wave of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).
Submission for OMB Review; 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)
Document Number: 2021-05413
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
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 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grants (Name Changed to Child Abuse Prevention Program-OIS Notified 6/2007) (OMB No.: 0970-0155)
Document Number: 2021-05411
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
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 Program Instruction (PI) for the Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grants or the Community- Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program (OMB No.: 0970-0155, expiration 3/31/2021), which outlines information collection requirements pursuant to receiving a grant award. There are no changes requested to the information collection process.
Submission for OMB Review; Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report, Pre-Expenditure Report, and Intended Use Plan (OMB #0970-0234)
Document Number: 2021-05408
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Title IV-E Programs Quarterly Financial Report (OMB No: 0970-0205)
Document Number: 2021-05157
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-12
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 form CB-496: Title IV-E Programs Quarterly Financial Report. This form is currently approved under the ACF Generic Clearance for Financial Reports (OMB #0970-0510, expiration 5/31/2021), and ACF is proposing to reinstate the previous OMB number under which this form had been approved (OMB # 0970-0205). There are no substantial changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-05100
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (OMB #0970-0280)
Document Number: 2021-04776
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau plans to extend data collection for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (OMB #0970-0280; Expiration Date: March 31, 2021). No changes are proposed to the existing information collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Performance Measures and Additional Data Collection (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-04162
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-01
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.