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Submission for OMB Review; Runaway and Homeless Youth-Homeless Management Information System (RHY-HMIS; Office of Management and Budget# 0970-0573)
Document Number: 2024-06546
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program is requesting a 3-year extension of the Runaway and Homeless YouthHomeless Management Information System (RHY-HMIS) data collection efforts (OMB #0970-0573, expiration 07/31/2024). There are no changes requested to the data elements.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Grants to States for Access and Visitation (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0204)
Document Number: 2024-06243
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Division of Program Innovation, Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Access and Visitation Survey: Annual Report (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0204, expiration 6/30/2024). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Lien (Office of Management and Budget OMB #: 0970-0152)
Document Number: 2024-06143
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-22
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 with proposed revisions to the Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Lien forms (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0152, expiration 6/30/2024). The forms are updated to reflect the name change of the Federal child support program office from the Office of Child Support Enforcement to the Office of Child Support Services.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Annual Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payments in Excess of the Poverty Income Level From a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0004)
Document Number: 2024-05713
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the form ACF-4125: Annual Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0004, expiration 6/30/2024). There are no changes requested to the form.
Request for Information: Office of Head Start Tribal Programs
Document Number: 2024-05573
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Prioritizing and directing resources to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) programs to implement, expand, and/or enhance their Head Start services to tribal children and families is critical for meeting federal trust responsibility; preserving, and promoting Native language, culture, and traditions; and addressing the impact of historical trauma on Native Americans. As part of the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) commitment to partnering with tribal nations to provide high-quality Head Start programming, in addition to regular tribal consultations, the Office of Head Start (OHS) invites public comment on the rules, regulations, and available training and technical assistance (TTA) supports impacting the AI/AN Head Start community. This Request for Information (RFI) seeks input on topics including eligibility; program options; quality environments; child health and safety; tribal language preservation, maintenance, revitalization, and restoration; family and community engagement; workforce; training and technical assistance; partnerships with state systems; facilities; fiscal operations; early childhood systems; and others, to improve the quality of Head Start services in areas of great need and affirm the federal government's commitment to protect Native communities.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start REACH: Strengthening Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Approaches With Families-Mixed Methods Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2024-04520
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-04
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 to recruit, select, and enroll families, and the ways in which such practices reflect programs' community contexts. We are not attempting to recruit a nationally representative sample. Instead, the study will aim to obtain a variety of eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA) practices and experiences to explore how these practices and experiences intersect with different adversities, demographic characteristics, and community contexts.
Modifications to Performance Standards During Natural Disasters and Other Calamities
Document Number: 2024-04244
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OCSS issues this final rule to provide temporary relief to states from certain child support program performance requirements and penalties during natural disasters and other calamities which have a negative impact on state child support program operations. The rule allows OCSS to modify performance measure requirements when natural disasters and other calamities affect, or are expected to affect, the state child support program's ability to achieve performance standards for paternity establishment, support order establishment, and current collections. The rule enables states to avoid the imposition of penalties due to adverse data reliability audit findings during, and after, natural disasters and other calamities, including pandemics and declared public health emergencies.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Clearance for the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Technical Assistance and Review Process (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0568)
Document Number: 2024-04264
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-29
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 a 3-year extension of the Generic Clearance for the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Technical Assistance (TA) and Review Process, (OMB #0970-0568, expiration 4/30/ 2024) and all approved information collections under this generic. There are no changes requested to the terms of the umbrella generic or to the currently approved information collections.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Tribal Child Support Enforcement Direct Funding Requests: (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0218)
Document Number: 2024-03968
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting to extend approval of revisions to an approved information collection the Tribal Child Support Enforcement Direct Funding Requests (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0218). These revisions were approved under an emergency approval for 6-months and included a new requirement for Tribes or Tribal organizations to provide that charging fees and recovering costs will not be permitted.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Family Violence Prevention and Services Grants to States; Native American Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages; and State Domestic Violence Coalitions (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0280)
Document Number: 2024-03843
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) program within the Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services (OFVPS) plans to extend data collection for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Grants to States; Native American Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages; and State Domestic Violence Coalitions (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0280; Expiration Date: May 31, 2024). Minor changes are proposed to the existing information collection.
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
Document Number: 2024-03373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF proposes to amend the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations that require title IV-E agencies to collect and report data to ACF on children who enter out- of-home care, their providers, and children who have a title IV-E adoption or guardianship assistance agreement to collect additional data related to Indian children.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Performance Measures and Additional Data Collection (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0566)
Document Number: 2024-03282
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), is requesting an extension with changes to its approved collection and reporting of performance measures about program operations, services, and clients served through the Healthy Marriage (HM) and Responsible Fatherhood (RF) grant programs. In an effort to gain a great understanding of how HMRF programs influence program participants and staff at an individual level, ACF proposes to add one open field to the quarterly narrative reports to capture information about the experiences of HMRF participants and/or staff. ACF is requesting to extend approval, with the implementation of this change, for 3 years.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Administration for Children and Families Generic for Engagement Efforts (New Umbrella Generic)
Document Number: 2024-03228
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-16
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) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a new umbrella generic clearance to request information while engaging individuals and groups who could provide valuable information to inform ACF programs and work, including but not limited to those who are served or have been served by ACF, those with expertise in ACF program areas, and individuals invested in the outcomes of ACF research and evaluation. These engagement activities often need to be conducted quickly, to allow for sufficient time to inform project direction and decision-making. Additionally, planning for engagement activities is most often on a quick timeline and the standard timeline to comply with a full request under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) often inhibits the ability to collect information to inform these activities. Therefore, an umbrella generic is necessary to allow for quick turnaround requests for similar information collections related to these activities.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0155)
Document Number: 2024-03107
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a three-year extension of the Program Instruction (PI) for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #: 0970-0155, expiration June 30, 2024), which outlines information collection requirements pursuant to receiving a grant award. There are no changes requested to the information collection process.
Notice for Public Comment on Administration for Native Americans' Program Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 2024-03160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-15
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, the Administration for Native Americans (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. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy that relate to ANA's Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) in fiscal year (FY) 2024. Changes to FY NOFOs will be based on the previously published programs: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE), HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NR-1907; Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI), HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NB-1958; Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M), HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NL-1924; Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NA-1906; Social and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS-AK), HHS-2021-ACF-ANA-NK- 1902.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Risk Determination Hearings for Unaccompanied Children (New Collection)
Document Number: 2024-03018
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
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 will allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to implement a new set of hearings (``Risk Determination Hearings''), which will serve as due process protections for children in ORR care.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report, Pre-Expenditure Report, and Intended Use Plan (OMB #0970-0234)
Document Number: 2024-02851
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting from OMB a three-year extension of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-Expenditure Report, Pre- Expenditure Report, and Intended Use Plan (OMB #0970-0234). OCS is proposing to make minor editorial modifications to some column titles in the Pre- and Post-Expenditure Reports, for clarification.
Elimination of the Tribal Non-Federal Share Requirement
Document Number: 2024-02110
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OCSS eliminates the non-Federal share of program expenditures requirement for Tribal child support programs, including the 90/10 and 80/20 cost sharing rates. Based upon the experiences of and consultations with Tribes and Tribal organizations, we have determined that the non-Federal share requirement limits growth, causes disruptions, and creates instability.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (OMB #0970-0380)
Document Number: 2024-02749
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the State Personal Responsibility Program (PREP) state plans and performance progress report (OMB #0970-0380, expiration 12/31/2023). There are no changes requested to the state plan, but there are changes requested to the performance progress report. Changes include the addition of information related to equity activities and strategies to mitigate challenges.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Advance Planning Document (APD) Process (OMB #0970-0417)
Document Number: 2024-02166
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) requests a 3-year extension for the Advance Planning Document (APD) process (OMB #0970-0417). No changes are proposed.
Submission for OMB Review; Survey of Staff Recruitment, Training, and Professional Development in Early Head Start (New Collection)
Document Number: 2024-02061
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct a nationally representative survey of Early Head Start (EHS) grant recipients regarding their recruitment, hiring, and professional development practices.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response Disaster Human Services Case Management Intake Assessment, Resource Referral, and Case Management Plan
Document Number: 2024-01728
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting an extension for approval of the following information collection: OHSEPR Disaster Human Services Case Management Intake Assessment, Resource Referral, and Case Management Plan; OMB No.: 0970-0619. This information collection was originally approved for 6 months through an emergency approval.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Clearance for Financial Reports Used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0510)
Document Number: 2024-01206
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to extend approval of the existing overarching generic clearance for Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (OMB #0970- 0510) as well as all information collections currently approved under the overarching generic. There are no changes to the proposed types of information collection or uses of data as described in the overarching generic, and there are no changes proposed to currently approved information collections for which we are requesting an extension. Burden estimates for the next 3 years have been adjusted based on use to date.
Submission for OMB Review; Child Care and Development Fund Plan Preprint for States/Territories for FFY 2025-2027 (ACF-118) and Extension of Child Care and Development Fund Plan Preprint for States/Territories for FFY 2022-2024 (OMB #0970-0114)
Document Number: 2024-01058
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting an extension without changes of the form ACF-118: Child Care and Development Fund Plan Preprint for States/Territories for FFY 2022- 2024 (OMB #0970-0114, expiration 02/29/2024), and a separate three-year extension of the form ACF-118: Child Care and Development Fund Plan Preprint for States/Territories for FFY 2025-2027. There are changes requested to the form ACF-118: Child Care and Development Fund Plan Preprint for States/Territories for FFY 2025-2027 to improve formatting, collect additional information about program implementation, and streamline questions.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0075)
Document Number: 2024-00965
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-19
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 to extend the currently approved Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan Application (OMB #0970-0075, expiration 12/31/2023) through August 31, 2024, and then making significant revisions to the FY 2025 application to be effective September 1, 2024. This notice outlines the proposed revisions for FY 2025.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Demonstration Prevention Plans (New Collection)
Document Number: 2024-00964
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Family and Youth Service Bureau (FYSB) is proposing to collect comprehensive Prevention Plans from grant recipients that have been awarded funding for a new prevention demonstration project to design and implement prevention and intervention services tailored to prevent at-risk youth from experiencing homelessness.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Runaway and Homeless Youth-Homeless Management Information System (RHY-HMIS; Office of Management and Budget #0970-0573)
Document Number: 2024-00924
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program is requesting a 3-year extension of the Runaway and Homeless YouthHomeless Management Information System (RHY-HMIS) data collection efforts (OMB #0970-0573, expiration 07/31/2024). There are no changes requested to the data elements.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement (OMB #0970-0351)
Document Number: 2024-00704
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-17
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 3-year extension of the State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0351, expiration 6/30/2024). ORR is proposing changes to the form.
Expedited Office of Management and Budget Review and Public Comment: Office of Community Services Affordable Housing and Supportive Services Demonstration Data Collection (New Collection)
Document Number: 2024-00648
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-16
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 inviting public comments on the proposed collection. The Affordable Housing and Supportive Services Demonstration was appropriated by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2023 through the Social Services Research Demonstration program (SSRD). The House report language directs ACF to provide a report on the findings of this demonstration within 1 year after grants are awarded. ACF is soliciting public comment within the next 30 days and requesting expedited approval from OMB to collect information to study the implementation of this demonstration program to inform this report. Following initial approval, ACF will request an extension of approval within 6 months. This extension process will include additional commenting opportunities.
Submission for OMB Review; Survey on Where Parents Look for and Find Information and How They Use Information When Selecting Child Care (New Collection)
Document Number: 2024-00395
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-11
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 nationally representative survey data to learn more about where parents look for and find information about Child Care and Early Education (CCEE); how parents assess the people, places, or things that may offer CCEE information; what types of CCEE information parents look for; and how parents use information to make CCEE selections. The study aims to gather information that may be used by Child Care Lead Agencies to inform their consumer education efforts.
Submission for OMB Review; Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody (OMB #0970-0552)
Document Number: 2024-00077
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-08
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, 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 unaccompanied children from ORR custody and provide services after release.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Grants to States for Access and Visitation (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0204)
Document Number: 2024-00155
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Division of Program Innovation (DPI), Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Access and Visitation Survey: Annual Report (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0204, expiration 6/30/2024). There are no requested changes to the form.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Home-Based Child Care Toolkit for Nurturing School-Age Children Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2024-00006
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to collect information to examine a toolkit of new measures designed to assess and strengthen the quality of child care, the Home-Based Child Care Toolkit for Nurturing School-Age Children (HBCC-NSAC Toolkit). This study aims to build evidence about the English version of the HBCC-NSAC Toolkit for use by/ with providers caring for children in a residential setting (i.e., home-based child care [HBCC]).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Immigration Legal Services for Afghan Arrivals-Eligible Afghan Arrivals Intake Form and Intake Interview (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-28660
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-28
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 collect data from Eligible Afghan Arrivals (EAAs) in need of direct legal services through Immigration Legal Services for Afghan Arrivals (ILSAA) to determine eligibility.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Expenditure Report, Form ACF-196R
Document Number: 2023-27756
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Expenditure Report, Form ACF-196R (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0446 expires February 29, 2024). ACF is proposing minor updates to the form to update references to lapsed timeframes, add demonstrative tables that aid in a recipient's comprehension of reporting requirements, incorporate minor edits to the instructions, and to adjust formatting to improve presentation.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Formative Data Collections for ACF Research and Evaluation (OMB #0970-0356)
Document Number: 2023-27431
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to extend data collection under the existing overarching generic clearance for Formative Data Collections for ACF Research and Evaluation (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0356). There are no changes proposed to the terms of the overarching generic.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Lien (Office of Management and Budget OMB #: 0970-0152)
Document Number: 2023-27313
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-13
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 with proposed revisions to the Interstate Administrative Subpoena and Notice of Lien forms (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0152, expiration 6/30/2024). The forms are updated to reflect the name change of the Federal child support program office from the Office of Child Support Enforcement to the Office of Child Support Services.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Administration for Children and Families Generic for Engagement Efforts (New Umbrella Generic)
Document Number: 2023-27094
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a new umbrella generic clearance to request information while engaging individuals and groups who could provide valuable information to inform ACF programs and work, including but not limited to those who are served or have been served by ACF, those with expertise in ACF program areas, and individuals invested in the outcomes of ACF research and evaluation. These engagement activities often need to be conducted quickly, to allow for sufficient time to inform project direction and decision-making. Additionally, planning for engagement activities is most often on a quick timeline and the standard timeline to comply with a full request under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) often inhibits the ability to collect information to inform these activities. Therefore, an umbrella generic is necessary to allow for quick turnaround requests for similar information collections related to these activities.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0401)
Document Number: 2023-27093
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to extend data collection under the existing overarching Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0401). There are no changes to the proposed types of information collection or uses of data, but ACF is requesting an increase to the estimated number responses per respondent.
Submission for (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program Performance Analysis Study-Extension OMB #0970-0536)
Document Number: 2023-26791
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) and the Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) request an extension without changes to a currently approved information collection activity as part of the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program Performance Analysis Study (PAS). The goal of the study is to collect, analyze, and report on performance measures data for the SRAE program (OMB Control No. 0970-0536; expiration date 12/31/2023). The purpose of the requested extension is to continue the ongoing data collection and submission of the performance measures by SRAE grantees. Materials under the submission will be updated to reflect only surveys currently in use.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0380)
Document Number: 2023-26658
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the State Personal Responsibility Program (PREP) state plans and performance progress report (OMB #0970-0380, expiration 12/31/2023). There are no changes requested to the state plan, but there are changes requested to the performance progress report. Changes include the addition of information related to equity activities and strategies to mitigate challenges.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Refugee Data Submission System for Formula Funds Allocations and Service Analysis (ORR-5) (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0043)
Document Number: 2023-26552
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-04
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), seeks an update to the existing data collection for the form ORR-5: Refugee Data Submission System for Formula Funds Allocations and Service Analysis (OMB#: 0970-0043, expiration 4/30/ 2024) and requests an extension of approval for three years. Minor changes to the form ORR-5 include the addition of the following two data elements: client email address and client phone number. ACF estimates the proposed changes will not increase response burden.
Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2022 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Program-Final
Document Number: 2023-26503
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Service (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance announces that $17,260,985 of funds from the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) were reallotted to states, territories, tribes, and tribal organizations that received FFY 2023 direct LIHEAP grants.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Survey of Staff Recruitment, Training, and Professional Development in Early Head Start (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-26297
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct a nationally representative survey of Early Head Start (EHS) grant recipients regarding their recruitment, hiring, and professional development practices.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Early Childhood Facilities Combined Application Guide (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-26307
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Tribal Early Childhood Facilities Combined Application Guide for joint applications for construction and major renovation projects using both Head Start and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) resources.
Request for Information: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Implementation of Sections 302 and 304 of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023
Document Number: 2023-26100
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), invites public comments on the possibilities for design and implementation of the new pilot program and work outcomes measures of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (FRA), in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The FRA requires HHS to carry out a pilot program for up to five states to promote accountability by measuring employment and earnings outcomes as well as additional indicators of family stability and well-being for TANF recipients. In addition, it requires all states to report the information necessary to calculate certain statutory work outcomes measures. ACF seeks input from partners to help understand some of the options, opportunities, and potential challenges associated with the development and implementation of the pilot program and the reporting of new statutory work outcomes measures applicable to all states.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Financing for Early Care and Education: Quality and Access for All (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-25607
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-20
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 seeks approval to collect information to explore the role of Head Start in the early care and education (ECE) financing landscape, as well as how the use of multiple funding sources within a single Head Start program may be associated with the provision of Head Start's comprehensive services and with state-level differences in ECE funding. Survey data will be collected from Head Start program directors and state government administrators.
Supporting the Head Start Workforce and Consistent Quality Programming
Document Number: 2023-25038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-11-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
We propose to add new requirements to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) to support and stabilize the Head Start workforce, including requirements for wages and benefits, breaks for staff, and enhanced supports for staff health and wellness. We also propose to enhance several existing requirements and add new requirements to promote consistent quality of services across Head Start programs. This includes proposed enhancements to requirements for mental health services to better integrate these services into every aspect of programs as well as elevate the role of mental health consultation to support the well-being of children, families, and staff. Enhancements are also proposed in the areas of family service, worker family assignments, identifying and meeting community needs, ensuring child safety, services for pregnant women and people, and alignment with State early childhood systems. Finally, we propose minor clarifications to existing standards to promote better transparency and clarity of understanding for grant recipients.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0155)
Document Number: 2023-25164
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a three-year extension of the Program Instruction (PI) for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program (Office of Management and Budget #:0970-0155, expiration June 30, 2024), which outlines information collection requirements pursuant to receiving a grant award. There are no changes requested to the information collection process.
Submission for OMB Review; Multistate Financial Institution Data Match With Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy (OMB No.: 0970-0169)
Document Number: 2023-24855
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Services (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is requesting the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend approval of the Multistate Financial Institution (MSFIDM) Data Match with Federally Assisted State Transmitted (FAST) Levy, without changes, for an additional three years. The current OMB approval expires January 31, 2024.
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