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 new information collection through the Partnership and Collaboration (PAC) Survey that is part of the Social Network Study (SNS). The goal of this study is to gather a comprehensive understanding of network of organizations in the same service area as CNCS grantees, the relationships and interactions of CNCS grantees with these other organizations, and how central the AmeriCorps members and member organizations are to these networks. In support of these efforts, we will design and field a survey of grantees and organizations in the service area in several sites, the data from which will be the foundation for social network analysis. CNCS will analyze the resulting data, which will produce quantitative mapping of networks and measure the networks' formal propertiesnotably the strength, intensity, frequency, and direction of the network relations. Participation in data collection efforts is not required to be considered to obtain support from CNCS. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.