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

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test, OMB 0970-0499
Document Number: 2021-09052
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
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 collect new information to use in testing measures of the implementation and costs of high-quality early care and education as part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ). The study received approval for a field test to validate and improve the psychometric properties of these measures in November 2019. This request is to add a measure to the approved field test to help further assess the associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality.
Submission for OMB Review; Variations in Implementation of Quality Interventions (VIQI) Project (0970-0508)
Document Number: 2021-08916
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-29
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 a 3-year extension with changes to continue collecting data for the study Variations in Implementation of Quality Interventions (VIQI). In addition to extending data collection, OPRE proposes to update burden estimates to accommodate a different sample size of centers, administrators, teachers, and coaches; to revise data collection instruments and activities for the impact evaluation and process study in line with lessons learned during the pilot study; to add a second timepoint of data collection for the teacher reports to questions about children; to provide one new instrument to collect parent report of children's skills and behaviors; and to provide one new instrument in anticipation of COVID-19 necessitating further information gathering to contextualize findings from the impact evaluation and process study.
Submission for OMB Review; Follow-Up Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (OMB #0970-0515)
Document Number: 2021-08614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
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 (Follow-up SCOPE), 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; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB #0970-0492)
Document Number: 2021-08613
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
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 collection of data for the new Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act Supplemental and CSBG Disaster Supplemental funding. This information is collected through modified versions of the currently approved CSBG Annual Report (OMB #0970-0492, expiration 5/31/2021).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Model State Plan Applications (OMB No. 0970-0382)
Document Number: 2021-08604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services (OCS) requests a three-year extension of the forms Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan, CSBG Eligible Entity Master List, and the American Customer Survey Index (ACSI) (OMB #0970-0382, expiration 6/30/2021). There are minimal changes requested to the State Plan and the Master List. No changes are proposed to the ACSI.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-08353
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, that a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (Committee) will be held on May 5 and 6, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss state efforts in implementing the recommendations described in its interim report, ``Best Practices and Recommendations for States,'' progress in states responding to the Committee's State Self-Assessment Survey, and plans for the Committee's final report. The members of the Committee request any examples and comments from the public to inform their work and have also requested input pertaining to the recommendations in its interim report, as well as the State Self-Assessment Survey. Please submit your examples and/or comments to NAC@nhttac.org with the subject ``NAC Comments'' as soon as possible and before May 1, 2021.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study
Document Number: 2021-08258
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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 collect information for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study.
Submission for OMB Review; Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Interstate Lien (OMB #0970-0152)
Document Number: 2021-08249
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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 Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Interstate Lien forms (OMB #0970-0152, expiration 7/31/ 2021). There are no changes requested to these forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System Project (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-08025
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing to conduct data collection activities for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System (Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare [FCL]) Project. This evaluation is a descriptive study of child welfare agencies' use of a continuous quality improvement process called the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to implement strategies to improve father and paternal relative engagement in the child welfare system. The project is designed to examine the use of the BSC methodology to strengthen fathers' and paternal relatives' engagement with children involved in child welfare and to add to the evidence base on engagement strategies for fathers and paternal relatives in child welfare.
Submission for OMB Review; OPRE Data Collection for Supporting Youth To Be Successful in Life (SYSIL) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-07752
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
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; Evaluation of LifeSet (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-07688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
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 activity to assess the impact and implementation of LifeSet, a program that provides services and supports to young adults ages 17 to 21 with previous child welfare involvement. Data collection efforts will include accessing administrative data from the child welfare agency, program, and other private and governmental databases; surveys of young adults (participants and those receiving services as usual); interviews and focus groups with program and child welfare agency administrators and staff; interviews and focus groups with young adult program participants; and interviews with other program stakeholders.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions
Document Number: 2021-07425
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families is proposing revisions to an approved information collection, Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions (OMB #0970-0323, expiration 10/ 31/2021). There are minor changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) Adopted Youth, Young Adults, and Adoptive Parents (0970-0555)
Document Number: 2021-07420
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
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 for an extension with no changes to a one-time study to examine familial outcomes 8 years or more after a child's adoption from the child welfare system. The primary objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of instability events that occur in families who have adopted children who have exited the foster care system. The second objective is to understand risk and protective factors associated with post adoption instability. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires September 30, 2021, and this request is to extend approval to allow for the completion of data collection.