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. 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 renewal of the Disaster Response Cooperative Agreement (DRCA) application. The DRCA enables CNCS supported national service organizations to engage members and participants in disaster response efforts to disaster events and to be eligible to be reimbursed for expenses incurred while engaged in such efforts. This document describes eligibility criteria, the nature of disaster deployments, CNCS's expectations for performance upon selection, and the application process. Also included are supporting forms and templates that are part of the deployment and reimbursement process. This agreement is the legal instrument by which organizations can be reimbursed by CNCS for expenses incurred by a disaster response, when it occurs under authority of a Mission Assignment from FEMA or another agency. National service organizations must have an approved and current DRCA in order to be reimbursed for a CNCS authorized disaster deployment. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this Notice.