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

Submission for OMB Review; Office of Child Care Data Collection for ACF-218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB #0970-0517)
Document Number: 2021-23644
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 1-year extension of the form ACF-218: Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB #0970-0517, expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor changes requested to the form related to COVID-19 pandemic supplemental funding increases.
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Proposal To Withdraw or Repeal
Document Number: 2021-23472
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
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 proposing to withdraw or repeal a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021. The SUNSET final rule was originally scheduled to take effect on March 22, 2021. However, after a lawsuit was filed on March 9, 2021, seeking to overturn the SUNSET final rule, HHS issued an administrative delay of effective date that extended the effective date of the SUNSET final rule until March 22, 2022. HHS is now proposing to withdraw or repeal the SUNSET final rule.
Expedited OMB Review and Public Comment: Office of Community Services Data Collection for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program Reports (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-23271
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Community Services, 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 inviting public comment on the proposed collection. The proposed forms are necessary to provide data to the Administration and Congress in its oversight of recipients' performance in administering the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) program. The information collection is essential to the mission of the agency for this emergency assistance effort and the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to disrupt and prevent the collection of information.
Submission for OMB Review; Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership Grants Program (0970-0557)
Document Number: 2021-22677
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
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.
Paternity Establishment Percentage Performance Relief
Document Number: 2021-22553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency on state child support program operations, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) proposes to modify the Paternity Establishment Percentage (PEP) from the 90 percent performance threshold to 50 percent for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2020 and 2021 in order for a state to avoid a financial penalty. OCSE also proposes to provide that adverse findings of data reliability audits of a state's paternity establishment data will not result in a financial penalty.
Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee (NAC) Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey
Document Number: 2021-22479
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Screening Tool for Unaccompanied Children Program Staff and Visitors
Document Number: 2021-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Annual Data Report and Instructions (OCSE-157)
Document Number: 2021-22457
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
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), is requesting approval for a 3-year extension of the Child Support Annual Data Report and Instructions (OCSE-157) with revisions. The current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires on March 31, 2022.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Care and Development Fund Plan for Tribes for FY 2023-2025 (ACF-118A)
Document Number: 2021-22456
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
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-118A: Child Care and Development Fund for Tribes (OMB #0970-0198, expiration 06/30/2022) for FFY 2023-2025. There are changes requested to the form to improve formatting, and clarify and streamline questions. ACF is also requesting public comment on revising the thresholds used to determine tribes with small, medium, and large allocations.
Submission for OMB Review; Placement and Transfer of Unaccompanied Children Into ORR Care Provider Facilities (0970-0554)
Document Number: 2021-21999
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
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 place UC referred to ORR by federal agencies into care provider facilities and to transfer UC within the ORR care provider network.
Flexibility for Head Start Designation Renewals in Certain Emergencies
Document Number: 2021-19786
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This rule adopts as final the provision to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) to establish parameters by which ACF may make designation renewal determinations during a federally declared major disaster, emergency, or public health emergency (PHE) and in the absence of all normally required data.
Announcement of Intent To Award Supplement to El Pajaro Community Development Corporation, in Watsonville, CA
Document Number: 2021-21420
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The ACF, OCS, Division of Discretionary Programs announces the intent to award a supplement in the amount of $196,633 to the El Pajaro Community Development Corporation (EPCDC), in Watsonville, CA, to support the renovation of a building, into a shared commercial kitchen and a food packing facility.
Announcement of the Intent To Award Four Single-Source Grants
Document Number: 2021-21418
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The ACF, OHSEPR announces the intent to award four single- source grants in the amount of up to $300,000 to the following recipients: United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA; National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC; American Public Human Services Association, Arlington, VA; and National Association of County Human Services Administrators, Washington, DC. The purpose of these awards is to facilitate the coordination of human services to U.S. Citizens and their dependents evacuating to the United States from Afghanistan. These organizations are key players in the leadership, coordination, or direct provision of human services after an emergency and have direct access to their constituencies and networks. U.S. citizens and their dependents (repatriates) eligible for temporary assistance under the U.S. Repatriation Program can receive up to 90 days of temporary assistance which includes transportation, food, medical care, cash assistance, temporary lodging, and case management. These awards will ensure appropriate training and technical assistance, coordination, and subject matter expertise as repatriates connect to human services entities.