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Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration (OMB #0970-0505)
Document Number: 2022-26328
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-05
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), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to add additional data collection activities as part of the rigorous evaluation of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) Demonstration. The proposed revision to conduct additional data collection is part of a research supplement that builds on the PJAC study to understand the role of bias in child support program enforcement actions.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Grant Program Process Evaluation (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-26224
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), is proposing a new data collection activity for the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Grant Program Process Evaluation. The process evaluation will explore whether the program is being implemented as intended, describe the successes and barriers that have been encountered, and highlight the changes that may be needed to support program implementation.
Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants
Document Number: 2022-26272
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
As required by the Social Security Act, the Department is publishing the allotment percentage for each state under the Title IV-B Subpart 1, Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Grant Program. Under the Act, the allotment percentages are one of the factors used in the computation of the federal grants awarded under the Program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Administration for Children and Families Congressionally Directed Community Projects-Universal Project Description
Document Number: 2022-26304
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting approval of the ACF Congressionally Directed Community ProjectsUniversal Project Description (CDCP-UPD). This new information collection is proposed to collect information from recipients of ACF Congressionally Directed funds. A Congressional Directive is an authorization act or appropriations act that requires ACF to make an award(s) to a named recipient(s) for a particular program, project, activity, or geographic area(s).
Submission for OMB Review; Formative Evaluation of the Demonstration Grants To Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-25780
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a new data collection activity for the Formative Evaluation of the Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program. The overarching goals of the formative evaluation are to understand the context in which the VHT-NC projects are implemented, the projects' goals, and the paths they take to achieve their goals. The proposed data collection will include semi-structured interviews with project staff, key partners, and project participants.
Submission for OMB Review; Annual Report on Households Assisted by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (OMB #0970-0060)
Document Number: 2022-25336
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OCS, Division of Energy Assistance, is requesting a substantial change of the Household Report Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0060, expiration May 31, 2025). Grant recipients complete the Household Report on an annual basis, completing either the Long Form or the Short Form version of the report. Submission of the completed report is one requirement for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant recipients applying for Federal LIHEAP block grant funds. OCS proposes substantive changes, including the addition of reporting requirements for assisted applicants and household member demographic characteristics on the Household Report Long Form and Short Form, and the removal of reporting requirements collecting counts of applicant households by assistance type and poverty interval on the Household Report Long Form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Administration for Children and Families Program Instruction-Children's Justice Act (OMB #0970-0425)
Document Number: 2022-25223
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-21
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 ACF Program Instruction Children's Justice Act (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970- 0425, expiration 6/30/2023). There are no changes proposed to the Program Instruction.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Clearance for Reviewer Recruitment Forms
Document Number: 2022-25202
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-18
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 Reviewer Recruitment Forms (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0477). No changes are proposed to the terms of the overarching generic.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-25017
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is modifying an existing system of records maintained by the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE): System No. 09-80-0389, ``OCSE Data Center General Support System, HHS/ACF/OCSE.''
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of LifeSet (OMB #0970-0577)
Document Number: 2022-24976
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-16
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 is proposing additional information collection activities to assess the implementation of LifeSet, a program that provides services and supports to young adults ages 17 to 21 with previous child welfare involvement. Current data collection activities are approved under this same Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #: 0970-0577.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2022-24775
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), is providing notice of a re-established matching program between HHS/ACF/OCSE and state workforce agencies (SWA) administering the Unemployment Compensation benefits program (UC). The matching program compares SWA records with new hire and quarterly wage information maintained in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH), the outcomes that help SWAs administer their UC programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2022-24771
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is providing notice of a re-established matching program between HHS/ ACF/OCSE and state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The matching program compares state TANF agency records with new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information maintained in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH). The outcomes of the comparisons help state agencies to establish and verify eligibility for applicants and recipients of TANF benefits, reduce TANF benefit errors, and maintain program integrity.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2022-24421
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Office of Administration (OA). This reorganization creates a new Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). It will transfer the administration of the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) and the coordination of Multi-Program Advance Planning Document (APD) approvals from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) to the new CTO.
Submission for OMB Review; Administration for Children and Families Uniform Project Description
Document Number: 2022-23976
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a revision of the approved ACF Uniform Project Description (UPD) (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) # 0970-0139, expiration March 31, 2025).
Announcement of the Intent To Award Single-Source Awards for Long Term Foster Care
Document Number: 2022-23960
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF, ORR announces the intent to award five single-source awards in the amount of $9,118,248, in multiple states across the country, for Long Term Foster Care (LTFC) services for Unaccompanied Children. ORR proposes to have the recipient conduct the following activities: provide additional capacity for long term placement services. The action is needed because ORR has a pending list with over 300 minors on it who need LTFC placement due to the unanticipated influx of unaccompanied children at the southwestern border in 2021 and the unforeseen arrival of Unaccompanied Afghan Minors (UAM) over the past year.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; The Role of Licensing in Early Care and Education (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-23761
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is proposing to collect information for The Role of Licensing in Early Care and Education (TRLECE) project. This data collection aims to examine the child care and early education (CCEE) licensing system through surveys of child care licensing administrators, front-line child care licensing staff, and child care providers.
Submission for OMB Review; Operation Allies Welcome Survey of Resettled Afghans (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-23710
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-01
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 for a new Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) Survey of Resettled Afghans.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Building Capacity To Evaluate Child Welfare Community Collaborations To Strengthen and Preserve Families (CWCC) Cross-Site Process Evaluation (OMB #0970-0541)
Document Number: 2022-23673
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families at HHS is requesting an extension to continue data collection for an evaluation of the initiative, Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families (also referred to as Child Welfare Community Collaborations [CWCC]). The cross-site process evaluation will provide insight to ACF about the various factors that promote or impede the implementation of child welfare community collaborations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Monitoring and Compliance for Office of Refugee Resettlement Care Provider Facilities (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0564)
Document Number: 2022-23342
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-26
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 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 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 invites comments on forms that were recently submitted for emergency review and approval, and additional proposed forms.
Expedited Review and Public Comment: Monitoring and Compliance for Office of Refugee Resettlement Care Provider Facilities (OMB #: 0970-0564)
Document Number: 2022-23341
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-26
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 requesting expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This information collection will allow the ORR Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to enhance monitoring efforts at care provider facilities that are not licensed by the state. A separate notice will be published inviting public comments on the proposed collection.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Guidance for Submitting Reports to the Secretary (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0409)
Document Number: 2022-23337
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) is requesting revisions to the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal MIECHV) Guidance for Submitting Reports to the Secretary (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0409; expiration September 30, 2024). Guidance under this OMB number includes that for an annual report and that for a final report. This request is for review of the final report guidance. There are no changes proposed to the guidance for the annual report.
Expedited Office of Management and Budget Review and Public Comment; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Placement and Transfer of Unaccompanied Children Into Office of Refugee Resettlement Care Provider Facilities (OMB #0970-0554)
Document Number: 2022-23316
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-25
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 requesting expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and inviting public comments on the proposed collection. This request will allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to expand specific policy and procedural protections to category 2 sponsors, children who wish to challenge placement in restrictive settings, and children seeking access to legal counsel.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Financial Report, ACF-196T
Document Number: 2022-23013
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-24
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 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Financial Report, Form ACF-196T (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0345, expiration April 30, 2023). ACF is proposing minor updates to the form to remove a reporting line-item reference that was associated with an expired program expenditure and minor edits to the instructions and formatting to better the presentation of the document.
Submission for OMB Review; Trafficking Victim Assistance Program Data (OMB #0970-0467)
Document Number: 2022-22842
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting to renewal with revisions of an approved information collection: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) Data (OMB #0970-0467).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Case Studies of Child Care and Development Fund Lead Agencies' Consumer Education Strategies (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-22759
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-20
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 qualitative data to examine innovative and promising consumer education strategies that Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies are using to help families search for and select child care and early education (CCEE). This information collection aims to present an internally valid description of the experiences of up to six, purposively selected case study sites, not to promote statistical generalization to different sites or service populations.
Submission for OMB Review; Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program Data (OMB #0970-0542)
Document Number: 2022-22757
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting renewal with revisions of an approved information collection: Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking (DVHT) Program Data (OMB #0970-0542; expiration date 3/31/2023).
Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures (OMB #0970-0500)
Document Number: 2022-22755
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-20
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 ACF-Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0500; Expiration date Feb 28, 2023). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2021 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Document Number: 2022-21296
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The ACF, OCS, Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) announces a preliminary determination that funds from the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to states, territories, tribes, and tribal organizations that received FFY 2022 direct LIHEAP grants. The purpose of this award is to redistribute FFY 2021 annual LIHEAP funds that grant recipients were unable to obligate or carry over to FFY 2022. No sub-recipients of these grant recipients or other entities may apply for these funds.
Submission for OMB Review; 45 CFR 303.7-Provision of Services in Intergovernmental IV-D; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970-0085)
Document Number: 2022-21041
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement is requesting a 3-year extension of the Provision of Services in Intergovernmental IV-D; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970-0085, expiration December 31, 2022). There are no changes requested to these forms.
Submission for OMB Review; State Court Improvement Program
Document Number: 2022-21126
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-29
Agency: Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Court Improvement Program (CIP)Program Strategic Plan Template and Annual CIP Self-Assessment (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0307, expiration November 30, 2022). There are minimal updates to the form to reflect new legislation as well as to support technical assistance. The collections are necessary to continue operating the program in compliance with congressional reauthorization.
Submission for OMB Review; Office of Community Services (OCS) Community Economic Development (CED) Standard Reporting Format (Office of Management and Budget); (OMB) #0970-0386)
Document Number: 2022-21063
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OCS is requesting a three-year extension of the semi-annual reporting format for CED grant recipients, the Performance Progress Report (PPR), which collects information regarding the outcomes and management of CED projects (OMB #0970-0386, expiration February 28, 2023). There are minor changes requested to the form to provide clarity to users completing the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Grant Program Process Evaluation (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-20939
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), is proposing a new data collection activity for the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Grant Program Process Evaluation. The process evaluation will explore whether the program is being implemented as intended, describe the successes and barriers that have been encountered, and highlight the changes that may be needed to support program implementation.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Welfare Study To Enhance Equity With Data (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-20951
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-28
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 a new information collection for the Child Welfare Study to Enhance Equity with Data (CW-SEED). The project aims to understand how and to what extent data are used to explore equity in service delivery and child and family outcomes, to identify barriers or problematic data practices, and to explore efforts by child welfare agencies and their partners to use data to reduce barriers across the continuum of child welfare services.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2022-20967
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has redelegated the authorities for the Preschool Development Grants Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) and Tribal Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program from the Office of Child Care to the Office of Early Childhood Development.
Submission for OMB Review; Building Evidence on Employment Strategies (BEES) (OMB #0970-0537)
Document Number: 2022-20995
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to extend data collection activity for BEES. We are not proposing any changes to the currently approved materials. Data collected is being used to estimate the effects of the participating programs on employment, earnings, and other key outcomes for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of the program.
Submission for OMB Review; ORR Services for Survivors of Torture Program Data Points and Performance Progress Reports (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-20746
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) intends to collect demographic, programmatic, and outcome data on Services for Survivors of Torture (SOT) grant recipients and the clients they serve. This data collection will allow ORR to learn more about the populations served; the types and effectiveness of services provided; methods, challenges, and facilitators of implementing services; and grant recipients' progress towards programmatic goals. ORR will collect these data on the new cohort of Services for SOT grant recipients; ORR collected information from the previous grantee cohort under the Generic Performance Progress Report (OMB #0970-0490). ORR has made changes to the data collection instruments for use in the new cohort.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Child Support Enforcement Direct Funding Request: 45 CFR 309 (OMB #0970-0218)
Document Number: 2022-20613
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-23
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 a 3-year extension of the Tribal Child Support Enforcement Direct Funding Requests (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0218, expiration March 31, 2023) with revisions. We are proposing to provide an optional Table of Contents and Cover Sheet for plan pages.
Announcement of the Intent To Award a Single-Source Grant to the Center for Adoption Support and Education in Burtonsville, MD
Document Number: 2022-20587
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The ACF, ACYF, Children's Bureau, Division of Capacity Building announces the intent to award a single-source cooperative agreement in the amount of up to $10,000,000 to the Center for Adoption Support and Education in Burtonsville, MD. The purpose of this award is to continue to scale the web-based National Training Initiative for Adoption Competent Mental Health Training program to remaining states in the nation, refine and update the curriculum as needed and perform an updated evaluation regarding current use of the curriculum.
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 (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-20546
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-22
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 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Human Services Analysis Execution Project (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-20571
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-22
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) is proposing to collect data to explore how one state's changes to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were experienced by different racial and ethnic groups in that state. The goal is to obtain an in-depth understanding of how TANF participants of different racial and ethnic backgrounds experienced these policy and programmatic changes by comparing those experiences within one state, and to assess whether those changes may have helped to ameliorate challenges around program and benefit access for different populations or potentially created new challenges.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; National Medical Support Notice Part A (OMB No.: 0970-0222)
Document Number: 2022-20367
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-21
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 a three-year extension of the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) Part A. This request includes minor revisions to the NMSN Part A form, revisions to and separation of the instructions into a stand-alone attachment, a Part A sample, and the addition of the State Medical Support Contacts and Program Requirements matrix. To allow states to program the changes to the proposed NMSN Part A, OCSE also requests an extension of the current version of the NMSN Part A for an additional year. The current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires on October 31, 2022.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-20139
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is modifying an existing system of records, system number 09-80-0361, titled ``OPRE Research and Evaluation Project Records,'' that is maintained by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE). The system of records covers any individually identifiable records about individuals that are retrieved by a personal identifier to conduct OPRE research, evaluation, and data projects that study how to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families and/or increase the effectiveness and efficiency of programs inside and outside ACF working towards that goal. Subject individuals include individuals considered for inclusion or included in an OPRE Project; individuals who provide information about those considered or selected for an OPRE Project; and individuals whose information is in a pre-existing dataset evaluated or analyzed as part of an OPRE Project.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Formative Evaluation of the Demonstration Grants To Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-19796
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a new data collection activity for the Formative Evaluation of the Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program. The overarching goals of the formative evaluation are to understand the context in which the VHT-NC projects are implemented, the projects' goals, and the paths they take to achieve their goals. The proposed data collection will include semi-structured interviews with project staff, project participants, and key partners.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Annual Report on State Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Programs-ACF-204 (Annual MOE Report) (Office of Management and Budget #: 0970-0248)
Document Number: 2022-19774
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-13
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 of the ACF-204 (Annual MOE Report; OMB #0970-0248, expiration November 30, 2022). There are no changes requested to this information collection.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970-0519)
Document Number: 2022-19553
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office on Trafficking of Persons (OTIP), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting renewal with revisions to the instruments previously approved for the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0519, expiration March 31, 2023). Items were expanded to include measures related to specific skills, competencies, and knowledge and outcomes at the organizational and community levels, and the annual burden has increased for several forms.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Culture of Continuous Learning Project: Case Study of a Breakthrough Series Collaborative for Improving Child Care and Head Start Quality (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-19549
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Child and Families (ACF) is proposing an information collection activity for the Culture of Continuous Learning Project (CCL). The goal of the project is to assess the feasibility of implementing continuous quality improvement methods in early care and education (ECE) programs and systems to support the use and sustainability of evidence-based practices.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration (Office of Management and Budget #0970-0505)
Document Number: 2022-19555
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-12
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), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to add additional data collection activities as part of the rigorous evaluation of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) Demonstration. The proposed revision to conduct additional data collection is part of a research supplement that builds on the PJAC study to understand the role of bias in child support program enforcement actions.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Performance Analysis Study-Extension (OMB #0970-0536)
Document Number: 2022-19256
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OPRE and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) request an extension without changes to a currently approved information collection activity as part of the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Performance Analysis Study (SRAE PAS) (OMB Control No. 0970-0536; expiration date October 31, 2022). The goal of the study is to collect, analyze, and report on performance measures data for the SRAE program.
Submission for OMB Review; Sexual Risk Avoidance Education National Evaluation: Nationwide Study of the National Descriptive Study (New Collection)
Document Number: 2022-19231
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), proposes survey and focus group data collection activities for the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education National Evaluation (SRAENE) Nationwide Study (NWS) of the National Descriptive Study (NDS).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Building Capacity To Evaluate Child Welfare Community Collaborations To Strengthen and Preserve Families (CWCC) Cross-Site Process Evaluation (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) #0970-0541)
Document Number: 2022-18327
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families at HHS is requesting an extension to continue data collection for an evaluation of the initiative, Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families (also referred to as Child Welfare Community Collaborations [CWCC]). The cross-site process evaluation will provide insight to ACF about the various factors that promote or impede the implementation of child welfare community collaborations.
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