Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed data collection for the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) National Evaluation. Research questions for the evaluation are categorized into 5 major topic areas: Documenting SIF's outcomes for people served; Strengthening the evidence base; Expanding the reach of programs that work; Using intermediaries to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to implement and expand programs; and Assessing SIF's influence on policy, funding and practice. The evaluation seeks to understand whether and how the SIF has met its intended goals by assessing the extent to which: (1) Outcomes for those in need have improved; (2) the evidence base has been strengthened; (3) nonprofit capacity to implement and expand programs has increased; and, (4) SIF has influenced the use of evidence, the flow of capital and the scaling of promising program models within the public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. The evaluation will focus on the initial group of 11 intermediaries (grantees) and 138 community nonprofits (subgrantees) funded by the SIF in 2010. These intermediaries and their subgrantees will be providing information for the SIF National Evaluation. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled National Performance Measurement Assessment for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Joscelyn Silsby, at (202) 606-6772, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.