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

Submission for OMB Review; Services Provided to Unaccompanied Children (0970-0553)
Document Number: 2021-21282
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
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 inviting public comments on revisions to an approved information collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to provide services to UC as required by statute and ORR policy.
Submission for OMB Review; Release of Unaccompanied Children From ORR Custody (OMB #0970-0552)
Document Number: 2021-21281
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
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 inviting public comments on revisions to an approved information collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to process release of UC from ORR custody and provide services after release.
Submission for OMB Review; Mental Health Care Services for Unaccompanied Children (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-21280
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
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 inviting public comments on the proposed collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to provide mental health care services to UC.
Submission for OMB Review; The Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-21166
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a primary data collection request for the Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start (New Collection). The study aims to provide a nationally representative picture of the Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) workforce, as well as services provided to children with disabilities and their families within these programs and how EHS/HS collaborates with services in the community, including health providers, Local Education Agencies, and Part C. This is the first study of the HS/EHS DSC workforce and will contain three Phases of data collection using surveys and qualitative interviews.
Submission for OMB Review; Child and Family Services Reviews (OMB #0970-0214)
Document Number: 2021-21139
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting reinstatement of the activities associated with the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) collection (OMB #0970-0214). Revisions have been made to the forms to clarify instructions and incorporate new guidance. The activities associated with the Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews and Anti-Discrimination Enforcement Corrective Action Plans were removed from this collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Administration and Oversight of the Unaccompanied Children Program (OMB #0970-0547)
Document Number: 2021-20918
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-27
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 inviting public comments on revisions to an approved information collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to monitor care provider facility compliance with federal laws and regulations, legal agreements, and ORR policies and procedures; and perform other administrative tasks.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE): Long-Term Follow-Up, Kindergarten Data Collection (MIHOPE-K) (OMB #0970-0402)
Document Number: 2021-20798
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), both of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to extend data collection activity as part of the kindergarten phase of the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation Long-Term Follow-Up project (MIHOPE-K). The purpose of MIHOPE-K is to conduct a follow-up study that assesses the long-term impact of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program when the participating children are in kindergarten. This Federal Register notice is seeking to extend data collection for the kindergarten follow-up. The original Federal Register notices for the MIHOPE-K data collection were titled under MIHOPE-Long-Term Follow-Up (MIHOPE-LT).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-Up
Document Number: 2021-20573
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), plans to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension to complete data collection for a two-wave COVID-19 Follow-up data collection currently underway as part of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The objective of the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up is to document the nation's current supply of early care and education services (that is, home-based providers, center-based providers, and the center-based provider workforce). There are no changes proposed.
Submission for OMB Review; Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2022 (Baby FACES 2022)
Document Number: 2021-20572
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
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 continue to collect descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2022 (Baby FACES 2022). This information collection is to provide nationally representative data on Early Head Start (EHS) programs, centers, classrooms, staff, and families to guide program planning, technical assistance, and research. This data collection will complete the previously approved second round of data collection originally planned to take place in 2020 (OMB 0970-0354). The work began in early 2020 but had to be postponed after only 3 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No changes are proposed to the currently approved information collection materials.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Understanding the Value of Centralized Services Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-20556
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a new data collection activity as part of the Understanding the Value of Centralized Services study. The objective of this descriptive study is to understand the advantages, disadvantages, and costs of centralizing social services for individuals and families with low incomes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program Budget Workbook Template (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-20547
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
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 clearance for the proposed new collection titled ``UC Program Budget Workbook'' to streamline budget details and justifications of applicants to funding opportunities.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF-196P, TANF Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF) Financial Report for States, Territories and Tribes (0970-0510)
Document Number: 2021-19459
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Family Assistance plans to submit a generic information collection (GenIC) request under the umbrella generic: Generic Clearance for Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (0970-0510). This request includes a reporting form and associated instructions for financial information to be completed by grant recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funding authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions; (OMB #0970-0323)
Document Number: 2021-19299
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2021-19067
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (HHS/ACF/ OPRE), is providing notice of a re-established matching program between the Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center (DoD/DMDC) and State Public Assistance Agencies (SPAAs), ``Verification of Continued Eligibility for Benefits Through the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) Program.'' HHS/ACF/OPRE facilitates the matching program.
Submission for OMB Review; Head Start REACH: Strengthening Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Approaches With Families (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-18917
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
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) is proposing to collect data on different approaches that Head Start programs use for the recruitment, selection, enrollment, and retention (RSER) of families facing adversities and the community organizations with which it partners to support these activities. This study aims to present an internally valid description of RSER approaches used by six purposively selected programs, not to promote statistical generalization to different sites or service populations.