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Request for Information: Meeting the Child Care Needs in Tribal Nations
Document Number: 2023-15930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-07-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Care invites public comment on the rules and regulations of the Tribally administered Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program as part of the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) commitment to creating partnerships with Tribal Nations to identify and implement solutions that transcend traditional program boundaries. As part of that commitment, OCC seeks input on the requirements, regulations, and processes for Tribal Nations that administer CCDF. This Request for Information (RFI) specifically seeks public comment on the following topics of the Tribal child care programCCDF Funding Policies for Tribes, CCDF Administration, Improving Families' Access to Child Care, and Increasing Child Care Supply in Tribal Communitiesbut input on any aspect of the Tribally administered CCDF program is welcome. OCC will host a Tribal consultation during the RFI public comment period.
Announcement of the Intent To Award Nine Supplements to ORR Grant Recipients in Seven States
Document Number: 2023-15650
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF, ORR, Division of Refugee Health (DRH) announces the intent to award supplements in the aggregate amount of up to $466,563 to nine grant recipients under Notice of Funding Opportunity: Direct Services for Survivors of Torture, HHS-2022-ACF-ORR-ZT-0051. The purpose of the awards is to ensure that the 222 Nicaraguan Humanitarian Parolees (NHP) who were brought to the United States will have access to holistic care and services. This supplement will enable the identified grant recipients in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and Virginia to provide access to medical, mental health, social, and legal services to NHP within their geographic service areas, and coordinate with The Center for Victims of Torture in Minnesota and other providers to serve NHP outside their service areas. The goal of these services is to help the NHP improve their health, find employment and stable housing, and regularize their immigration status.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Chafee Strengthening Outcomes for Transition to Adulthood Project Overarching Generic (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-15677
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-25
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) requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an overarching generic clearance to collect data on programs serving youth transitioning out of foster care as part of the Chafee Strengthening Outcomes for Transition to Adulthood Project. The generic mechanism will allow ACF to conduct rapid-cycle evaluations that would not otherwise be feasible under the timelines associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of these data collections submitted under the generic will be to inform ACF programming by building the evidence about what works to improve outcomes for the target population and to identify innovative learning methods that address common evaluation challenges.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of Resources To Support the Identification and Care of Children With Prenatal Substance or Alcohol Exposure in the Child Welfare System (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0608)
Document Number: 2023-15730
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-25
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, is proposing to collect data for an evaluation of a set of resources that are being developed to support the identification and care of children with prenatal substance or alcohol exposure in the child welfare system.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Testing Identified Elements for Success in Fatherhood Programs (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-15694
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-25
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) launched the Testing Identified Elements for Success in Fatherhood Programs (Fatherhood TIES) project in 2022. Using a mix of research methods, this study will identify and test the ``core components'' of fatherhood programs in any effort to identify which core components are most effective at improving the lives of fathers who participate in fatherhood programs and their children. The study will ultimately include an implementation and an impact study.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR-3 and ORR-4 Report Forms for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (OMB #0970-0034)
Document Number: 2023-15556
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a 3- year extension of the ORR-3 and ORR-4 Report Forms for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (OMB#: 0970-0034, expiration 02/ 29/2024). There are no changes requested to the report forms, but ORR proposes minor revisions to the form instructions to improve clarity, including additional guidance for providers on how to assess youth functioning.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Building and Sustaining the Child Care and Early Education Workforce (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-15555
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-24
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 is proposing to collect information to examine a promising strategy to support the child care and early education (CCEE) workforce in Colorado as part of the Building and Sustaining the CCEE Workforce BASE project. This project aims to build evidence about workforce development strategies designed to promote, retain, and advance the CCEE workforce by improving the economic well- being of CCEE workers.
Submission to Office of Management and Budget; National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being-Third Cohort (NSCAW III) (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0202)
Document Number: 2023-15381
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-20
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 an extension with revisions to the data collection activities conducted as part of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW III) (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0202). NSCAW is the only source of nationally representative, longitudinal, firsthand information about the functioning and well-being, service needs, and service utilization of children and families who come to the attention of the child welfare system. This request will allow additional time to conduct participant data collections. Minor changes to the instruments are requested to restore an in-person data collection option.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program Data Reporting (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-15333
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-19
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 proposing to collect data from grantee agencies participating in the Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program. Client data collected will include enrollment information, demographics, and program outcomes.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection
Document Number: 2023-15311
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting approval for a revision of a currently approved information collection, the Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation: Long-Term Follow-Up, Third Grade Data Collection (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0402)
Document Number: 2023-15075
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-17
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, both of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data as part of the elementary school phase of the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE). MIHOPE is a longitudinal study of the effects of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)-funded home visiting on child and family outcomes. The purpose of the MIHOPE Long-Term Follow-Up, Third grade (MIHOPE-3G) data collection, which will focus on children when they are in approximately third grade, is to assess the long-term effects of MIECHV-funded home visiting on families and children when participating children are in elementary school.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0551)
Document Number: 2023-15016
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-17
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 accepting mandatory formula grant applications and state plans from states and territories for the development of and implementation for Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. The Title V State SRAE Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) sets forth the application requirements for recipients. This request is to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the request for information. No changes are proposed.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Guidance for Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0157)
Document Number: 2023-15001
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-14
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-123: Guidance for the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0157, expiration date: August 31, 2023). There are minor clarifying changes requested to the guidance.
Modifications to Performance Standards During Natural Disasters and Other Calamities
Document Number: 2023-14658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-07-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OCSS proposes 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 proposed rule would provide ACF with ongoing authority to modify performance measure requirements when states are affected by natural disasters and other calamities that have resulted, or are expected to result, in the failure of state child support programs to achieve performance standards for paternity establishment, support order establishment, and current collections. The proposed rule will enable states to avoid the imposition of penalties due to adverse data reliability audit findings during, and subsequent to, natural disasters and other calamities, including pandemics and declared public health emergencies.
Submission for OMB Review; Income Withholding for Support Order (OMB No.: 0970-0154)
Document Number: 2023-14662
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) (formerly the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is requesting the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend approval of the Income Withholding for Support Order (IWO), with minor changes, for an additional three years. The current OMB approval expires September 30, 2023.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Information Comparison With Insurance Data
Document Number: 2023-14339
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-07
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 the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend approval of the Information Comparison with Insurance Data, with minor changes, for an additional three years. The current OMB approval (OMB No.: 0970-0342) expires January 31, 2024.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Revisions to Recordkeeping To Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Head Start (OMB #: 0970-0583)
Document Number: 2023-13893
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, requests public comment on an extension with changes to recordkeeping requirements for ACF Head Start grant recipients. A Final Rule published on January 6, 2023, added a recordkeeping requirement that Head Start grant recipients update their program policies and procedures to include an evidence-based COVID-19 mitigation policy. OHS requested and received emergency approval from OMB to implement the updated recordkeeping requirement as required in the Final Rule. Approval was for 6 months. Subsequently, a final rule was published on June 26, 2023, which removed all previously approved vaccination recordkeeping requirements and the requirement to maintain a testing protocol. This request is to remove these requirements from the information collection and extend approval of the remaining recordkeeping requirement under this OMB number for an additional 3 years.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Multistate Financial Institution Data Match With Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy
Document Number: 2023-13885
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-30
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 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 (OMB No.: 0970-0169) expires January 31, 2024.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits
Document Number: 2023-13855
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-29
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), United States Department of Health and Human Services, is requesting a three-year extension of the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970-0171, expiration 1/31/2024). No changes are proposed.
Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2023-13793
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Pursuant to the Head Start Act, notice is hereby given of two tribal consultation sessions to be held between HHS/ACF OHS leadership and the leadership of tribal governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The purpose of these consultation sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. Two tribal consultations will be held as part of HHS/ACF or ACF Tribal Consultation Sessions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Judicial, Court, and Attorney Measures of Performance: Feedback and Implementation (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-13677
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), United States Department of Health and Human Services, is proposing to collect data for a new descriptive study, Judicial, Court, and Attorney Measures of Performance (JCAMP): Feedback and Implementation. This expands on earlier work around technical assistance, as approved under Office of Management and Budget #: 0970- 0593.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; 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: 2023-13676
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-28
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 an additional 3-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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Proposed Information Collection Activity, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0338)
Document Number: 2023-13639
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting to extend approval of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation, with proposed revisions. Revisions are intended to improve the clarity of the instructions, streamline reporting, and ensure all instructions are up- to-date.
Removal of the Vaccine Requirements for Head Start Programs
Document Number: 2023-13423
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-06-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This final rule removes the vaccine and testing requirements included in the Interim Final Rule with Comment Period (IFC) titled, ``Vaccine and Mask Requirements To Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Head Start Programs,'' which the Administration for Children and Families published on November 30, 2021. Specifically, this rescission removes the requirement from the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) that all Head Start staff, contractors whose activities involve contact with or providing direct services to children and families, and volunteers working in classrooms or directly with children are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The associated HSPPS requirement that staff who are exempt from the vaccination requirement have ``at least weekly'' COVID-19 testing is also removed.
Submission for OMB Review: National Child Abuse and Neglect Database System (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0424)
Document Number: 2023-13290
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau (CB), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in the United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting a three-year extension of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) collection (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0424, expiration August 31, 2023). There are no changes requested to this data collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Data Reports: Demographic and Service Utilization, Grantee Performance Measures, and Quarterly Performance Reports
Document Number: 2023-13065
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a new information collection for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Tribal Home Visiting Program Data Reports: Demographic and Service Utilization, Grantee Performance Measures, and Quarterly Performance Reports.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Medical Health Assessment Form and Public Health Investigation Forms, Tuberculosis and Non-Tuberculosis Illness (Office of Management and Budget 0970-0509); Correction
Document Number: 2023-12334
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published a document in the Federal Register of June 1, 2023, concerning request for comments on a 3-year extension of the Mental Health Assessment Form (formerly the Health Assessment Form) and Public Health Investigation Forms, Active Tuberculosis (TB) and Non-TB Illness (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0509, expiration December 31, 2023). The published notice contained an incorrect title and a typo in the Description section.
Submission for OMB Review; Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)-Extension (OMB #0970-0497)
Document Number: 2023-12160
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OPRE and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) in ACF request an extension to a currently approved information collection of performance measures data for the PREP Program (OMB No. 0970-0497; expiration date: 06/30/2023). The purpose of the request is to continue the ongoing data collection and submission of the performance measures by PREP grantees and eliminate the requirement for grantees to aggregate participant survey data to the program level for submission.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Replication of Recovery and Reunification Interventions for Families-Impact Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-11989
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Replication of Recovery and Reunification Interventions for Families-Impact Study (R3- Impact). The R3-Impact Study aims to satisfy the legislative requirements called for by the 2018 SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act by replicating and testing the efficacy of two recovery coaching interventions for families engaged in the child welfare system due to parental substance use disorders.
Office of Child Support Enforcement; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2023-11815
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has renamed the Office of Child Support Enforcement. This notice changes the name of the program from Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to Office of Child Support Services (OCSS).
Request for Public Comment; National Human Trafficking Prevention Framework
Document Number: 2023-11605
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This notice informs the public of the opportunity to provide input on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Human Trafficking Prevention Framework (Framework), which contains strategies and approaches to prevent human trafficking and its recurrence while increasing capacity to identify and reduce harm caused by human trafficking. HHS will consider this input as it updates the Framework. The draft Framework is available at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ otip.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Administration for Children and Families Generic for Information Collections Related to Gatherings (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-11571
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-01
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 intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance to request information from potential participants at ACF gatherings, such as meetings or conferences. The planning for these gatherings is most often on a quick timeline and the standard timeline to comply with a full request under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) would inhibit the ability to collect information to inform these activities. Therefore, an umbrella generic is requested to allow for quick turnaround requests for similar information collections related to these activities.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Strengthening Child Welfare Systems To Achieve Expected Child and Family Outcomes Cross-Site Evaluation (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-11634
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services, is proposing to collect data for a new process and outcome study, Strengthening Child Welfare Systems to Achieve Expected Child and Family Outcomes (SCWS).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Refugee Resettlement Annual Survey of Refugees (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0033)
Document Number: 2023-11629
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-01
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 seeks an update to the existing data collection for the Annual Survey of Refugees. The Annual Survey of Refugees is a yearly sample survey of refugee households entering the U.S. in the previous 5 fiscal years. The requested update is based upon results of a multi-year effort in instrument redesign and field testing. ACF estimates the proposed changes will increase response burden from 48 to 50 minutes per respondent.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Medical Health Assessment Form and Public Health Investigation Forms, Tuberculosis and Non-Tuberculosis Illness (Office of Management and Budget 0970-0509)
Document Number: 2023-11627
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-01
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 Mental Health Assessment Form (formerly the Health Assessment Form) and Public Health Investigation Forms, Active Tuberculosis (TB) and Non-TB Illness (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0509, expiration December 31, 2023. Changes are proposed to the currently approved forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Medical Assessment Form and Dental Assessment Form (Office of Management and Budget 0970-0466)
Document Number: 2023-11626
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-01
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 forms Medical Assessment Form (formerly, the Initial Medical Exam (IME) Form and Supplemental Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Form) and Dental Assessment Form (formerly, the Dental Exam Form) (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970- 0466, expiration December 31, 2023). Changes are proposed to the currently approved forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Federal Financial Report ORR-2 Supplemental Data Collection (OMB #: 0970-0510)
Document Number: 2023-11479
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) plans to submit a generic information collection (GenIC) request under the following umbrella generic: Generic Clearance for Financial Reports used for ACF Mandatory Grant Programs (0970-0510). This request is to include instructions for ORR Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA) grant recipients to provide supplemental financial information when submitting the already required ORR-2 Financial Report, which is approved under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number 0970-0407.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Monitoring and Compliance for ORR Care Provider Facilities (OMB #: 0970-0564)
Document Number: 2023-11487
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-31
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 inviting public comments on the proposed collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the ORR Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to enhance monitoring efforts at care provider facilities that are not licensed by the State, as well as continue standard monitoring activities that ensure its care provider facilities are in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, licensing and accreditation standards, ORR policies and procedures, and child welfare standards. This notice is specific to forms that were recently approved through emergency approval for 180 days and additional proposed forms.
Submission for OMB Review; Child and Family Services Plan, Annual Progress and Services Report, and Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS-101) (0970-0426)
Document Number: 2023-11378
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-30
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 collection of information under the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), and the Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (Child and Family Services (CFS)-101): Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0426, expiration September 30, 2023. There are minor changes to the CFS-101 form and no changes to the burden hours.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Operation Allies Welcome Afghan Supplement Survey (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-11377
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-30
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 is proposing to collect data for a new Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) Afghan Supplement Survey.
Submission for OMB Review: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) (OMB #0970-0422)
Document Number: 2023-11291
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Children's Bureau (CB), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the data information collection for the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) that was implemented as part of the AFCARS final rule published in May 2020 (85 FR 28410). There are no proposed changes to the data information collection published as the regulation in May 2020. The estimated time per response related to record keeping has been revised since the previous published notice (88 FR 16449) due to feedback from the State and Tribal reporting agencies.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Case Plan Requirement, Title IV-E of the Social Security Act
Document Number: 2023-10800
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the information collection Case Plan Requirement, Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, (Office of Management and Budget (OMB)) #0970-0428, expiration September 9, 2023). There are no changes to the requirements, but burden estimates have been updated to reflect current numbers of children in foster care.
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2023-10072
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD), the Office of Head Start (OHS), and the Office of Child Care (OCC).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Objective Work Plan/On-Going Progress Report (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0452)
Document Number: 2023-10733
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is requesting a three-year extension to the Ongoing Progress Report (OPR) and the Objective Work Plan (OWP) (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0452, expiration September 930, 2023). There are no changes requested to the forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Federal Case Registry (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0421)
Document Number: 2023-10759
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-19
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 from the Office of Management and Budget to extend approval of the Federal Case Registry (FCR) for an additional three years. The current approval expires November 30, 2023. OCSE is proposing minor changes to punctuation, formatting, grammar, clarity, and spacing to enable easier completion of the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0501)
Document Number: 2023-10758
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is requesting approval for a revision of a currently approved information collection, the Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Office of Refugee Resettlement Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program Application and Withdrawal of Application or Declination of Placement Form (OMB #0970-0550)
Document Number: 2023-10539
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is requesting a 3- year extension with revisions of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program Application and Withdrawal of Application or Declination of Placement Form (OMB #0970-0550, expiration 08/31/2023). Proposed revisions include additional instructions, a small number of new questions, dropping a few questions, and rephrasing existing questions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being-Third Cohort (NSCAW III) (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0202)
Document Number: 2023-10245
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-15
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 an extension with revisions to the data collection activities conducted as part of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW III) (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0202). NSCAW is the only source of nationally representative, longitudinal, firsthand information about the functioning and well-being, service needs, and service utilization of children and families who come to the attention of the child welfare system. This request will allow additional time to conduct participant data collections. Minor changes to the instruments are requested to restore an in-person data collection option.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Building and Sustaining the Child Care and Early Education Workforce (New Collection)
Document Number: 2023-10278
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-15
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 is proposing to collect information to examine a promising strategy to support the child care and early education (CCEE) workforce in Colorado as part of the Building and Sustaining the Child Care and Early Education Workforce (BASE) project. This project aims to build evidence about workforce development strategies designed to promote, retain, and advance the CCEE workforce by improving the economic well-being of CCEE workers.
Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 2023-10291
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-05-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Delegation of authorities are being redelegated from the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), to the Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO/ACF Tech), ACF. This action is necessary to complete the transition of the function of multi-program advance planning documents to the CTO/ACF Tech.
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