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

Submission for OMB Review; Monitoring and Compliance for ORR Care Provider Facilities (0970-0564)
Document Number: 2021-18660
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
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 the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to monitor its care provider facilities for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, licensing and accreditation standards, ORR policies and procedures, and child welfare standards. These information collections were originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children (0970-0565)
Document Number: 2021-18658
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
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 the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to provide legal services to UC. These information collections were originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data collection. This is a time sensitive request because all of these forms are already in use and must continue to be in use in order for the UC Program to meet its statutory obligations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Data Collection for the Integrating Financial Capability and Employment Services Project (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-18520
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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 a data collection activity as part of the Integrating Financial Capability and Employment Services Project. The objective of this project is to better understand financial capability interventions offered in the context of delivering employment and training services for low-income adults. This descriptive study intends to use this information to build more evidence about the extent, forms, and practices of incorporating financial capability interventions into organizations delivering employment and training services for low-income adult populations, and to help establish a basis for future research and evaluation in this area. This project will focus on organizations delivering employment and training services that also offer financial capability services to low-income adults.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151)
Document Number: 2021-18519
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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) as well as a follow-up to a special data collection fielded in the fall of 2021.
Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of the Family Unification Program-Extension (OMB #0970-0514)
Document Number: 2021-18438
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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 Evaluation of the Family Unification Program (FUP) (OMB #0970-0514). Information collection activities requested include interviews, focus group discussions, program data, and administrative data collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Refugee Support Services (RSS) and RSS Set Aside Sub-Agency List (0970-0556)
Document Number: 2021-18307
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) seeks approval for a revision to an existing information collection, requesting Refugee Support Services (RSS) grantees and RSS Set Aside grantees to provide the agency name, city, state, website, and funding amount for each contracted sub-grantee. Additionally, ORR seeks approval to have the option to make this information public. This would enhance the accessibility of refugee service provider information to eligible clients in support of the service referral responsibilities of the State Refugee Coordinators. Similar information for ORR's discretionary grants is currently made public.
Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970-0409)
Document Number: 2021-17773
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970- 0409; expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor updates to the annual guidance which reflects a change in timing for the due date of the final report.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-17714
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-18
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 (the Committee) will be held on September 8 and 9, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to begin reviewing responses to the Committee's State Self-Assessment Survey and develop a framework for the Committee's final report. The members of the Committee request comments from the public to inform their ongoing work and final report. Please submit your comments to NAC@nhttac.org with the subject ``NAC Comments'' as soon as possible and before September 6, 2021.
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Screening Tool for Unaccompanied Children Program Staff and Visitors (0970-0543)
Document Number: 2021-17255
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
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 use of a coronavirus (COVID- 19) screening tool for unaccompanied children (UC) program staff and visitors at ORR care provider facilities.
Submission for OMB Review; Survey of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) Adopted Youth, Young Adults, and Adoptive Parents (0970-0555)
Document Number: 2021-16979
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
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.
Notice of Final Issuance on the Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 2021-16959
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Pursuant to section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules and general statements of policy and to give notice of the proposed changes no less than 30 days before such changes become effective. On February 19, 2021, ANA published a Notice of Public Comment (NOPC) in the Federal Register regarding its proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy relative to its six FY 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs): Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NR-1907); Native American Language Preservation and MaintenanceEsther Martinez Immersion (HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NB-1958); Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NL-1924); Social and Economic Development Strategies (HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NA-1906); Social and Economic Development StrategiesAlaska (HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NK-1902); and Social and Economic StrategiesGrowing Organizations (HHS-2021-ACF- ANA-NN-1918). This Notice of Issuance responds to the public comments received from the NOPC.
Submission for OMB Review; ORR-2 Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations (OMB #0970-0407)
Document Number: 2021-16470
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a three-year extension of the ORR-2 Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations (OMB #0970-0407, expiration 8/31/2021). There are no changes requested to the form.