Administration for Children and Families August 12, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Data Collection for the Engaging Fathers and Paternal Relatives: A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in the Child Welfare System Project (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-17263
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
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 (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; Understanding Children's Transitions From Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-17262
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
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 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-17260
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
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) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership Grants Program
Document Number: 2021-17256
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
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 requesting an extension with minor changes to the approved information collection: The Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs used in the Regional Partnership Grants (RPG) Program. This data collection request was previously approved and scheduled for spring 2021 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Data collection is now feasible but will extend beyond the current expiration date of November 30, 2021, so an extension is needed. Additionally, since approval, minor changes were made to the instruments to include a question in the time log to ask about virtual service delivery since the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in grantees offering virtual services.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR-6 Performance Report (OMB #0970-0036)
Document Number: 2021-17246
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
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 revision of the ORR-6 Performance Report (OMB #0970-0036, expiration 2/28/2022). Proposed revisions include new data collection primarily for the new Refugee Health Promotion (RHP) set-aside program, and reformatting and revisions of instructions and forms for clarity.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Evaluation of a Trauma-Informed Care Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-17242
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is proposing to collect data for a new evaluation of a trauma-informed care program that will include a small randomized controlled trial across 10 sites within Head Start Region V. The goals of the project are to identify the implementation supports and methods needed to enable teachers to effectively implement Trauma-Informed Care in early care and education programs, and to evaluate its outcomes. Information collected will be used to inform ongoing training and technical assistance (TTA) work provided by the Head Start Centers, particularly decisions regarding allocation of TTA resources. More generally, results may inform OHS guidance around social-emotional programming.
Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee (NAC) Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey (OMB #0970-0560)
Document Number: 2021-17236
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting an extension to continue use of an existing information collection: The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey (0970-0560). No changes are proposed.