Notice Inviting Informal Public Comment on Training and Technical Assistance and Disability Inclusion Programming
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is inviting informal public comment from the public concerning the development and implementation of a unified training and technical assistance (TTA) strategy and disability inclusion programming for all CNCS programs. This input will be used to inform competitive processes for funding TTA as we transition from a formula-based methodology to competitive processes. The new budget environment requires a more focused and outcome- oriented strategy for TTA and disability programming. Our desired outcomes for TTA center on performance measurement and management, member/volunteer development and impact, as well as assisting programs in meeting requirements related to fiscal and program compliance. For disability inclusion, our goal is to increase the numbers of people with disabilities serving in national service programs. Stakeholder feedback on the most effective way to address these outcomes will be helpful to CNCS as we plan and prepare for this work. We will accept comments in writing, as described below, or in person at a listening session at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago, June 19, 2012. We will also hold two conference calls before the end of the comment period (please see schedule below). Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for topics to consider when formulating input. CNCS will not respond individually to those providing input, but will consider comments in preparing for future competitions. Please note that this Notice does not request comments on individual application forms used under the various programs of CNCS. CNCS periodically publishes separate requests for comment concerning such application forms.
Submission for OMB Emergency Review
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter ``CNCS''), submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). CNCS requested that OMB review and approve its emergency request by June 18, 2012, for a period of six months. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Kimberly Spring, (202) 606-6629 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2012. This comment period ended May 29, 2012. One public comment was received to add a question to gather data on practices found to be effective in providing training and support specific to veterans who serve as national service participants. In response, CNCS had added a question to reflect this comment. CNCS has requested OMB's approval of this emergency request by June 18, 2012, prior to the usual 30-day public comment and desk review periods. Therefore, there will be not enough time for the public to provide comments through this Federal Register Notice before the approval date. Type of Review: Emergency request. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Field Assessment of the Involvement of Veterans and Military Families in National Service. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Non-profit organizations and state, city/local, and tribal agencies. Total Respondents: 100. Frequency: One time. Average Time per Response: 50 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 83.3 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.