Interventional Cooperative Agreement Program
We are announcing a new funding opportunity, the Interventional Cooperative Agreement Program (ICAP). The purpose of this new program is to allow us to enter into cooperative agreements to collaborate with States, private foundations, and other non-Federal groups and organizations who have the interest and ability to identify, operate, and partially fund interventional research. The Request for Applications is now open on Grants.gov.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the Centers for Medciare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in which CMS will disclose to the Security Administration (SSA) certain individuals' admission and discharge information for care received in a nursing care facility. Nursing care facility, for purposes of this agreement, means certain facilities referenced in CMS' Long Term Care-Minimum Data Set System Number 09-70-0528 (LTC/MDS), as defined below. SSA will use this information to administer the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program efficiently and to identify Special Veterans' Benefits (SVB) beneficiaries who are no longer residing outside of the United States.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service), Department of the Treasury (Treasury). Under this matching program, Fiscal Service, Treasury will disclose savings security data to SSA. SSA will use the data to determine continued eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applicants and recipients, or the correct benefit amount for recipients and deemors who did not report or incorrectly reported ownership of savings securities.
Rescission of Rules on Improved Agency Guidance Documents
We are rescinding our rules on improved agency guidance documents. We published the rules pursuant to an Executive order (E.O.) entitled, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,'' signed October 9, 2019. The October 2019 E.O. has been revoked by an E.O. entitled, ``Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation,'' signed January 20, 2021. We are rescinding these rules because the January 2021 E.O. requires the heads of Federal agencies to take steps promptly to rescind any regulations that implement or enforce the October 2019 E.O.
Request for Information on the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 Learning Agenda
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) and implementing Executive Branch guidance requires Federal agencies to develop an evidence-building plan, referred to as a Learning Agenda, to identify and address questions relevant to agency programs, policies, and regulations. Through this Request for Information (RFI), we seek public input to help us identify priority questions to guide our evidence-building activities.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act, we are issuing public notice of our intent to modify an existing system of records entitled, Travel and Border Crossing Records (60-0389), last published on March 3, 2019. This notice publishes details of the modified system as set forth under the caption, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Use of Electronic Payroll Data to Improve Program Administration
This is advance notification to the public regarding the implementation of an information exchange between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Equifax, a payroll data provider. We expect that the information exchange will enable us to administer Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments more efficiently, while helping to prevent improper payments.
Notice on Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties
The Social Security Administration is giving notice of its updated maximum civil monetary penalties. These amounts are effective from January 15, 2021 through January 14, 2022. These figures represent an annual adjustment for inflation. The updated figures and notification are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.