Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law No. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the Fund) of the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning a voluntary information collection effort involving all Fund Programs. The specific information collection relates to the voluntary collection of narrative descriptions of projects financed by Fund awardees and allocatees in response to the public's request for better and more narrative information on impact and best practices associated with all of the Fund's Programs. The purpose is to more fully describe and record the innovative approaches community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and community development entities (CDEs) use in revitalizing communities and serving families. Fund awardees and allocatees will be invited to submit narratives on one or more projects that they believe demonstrate best practices or high impact. The project description may be for a project previously reported to the Fund through the Community Investment Impact System (CIIS) or for a new project that has not yet been reported in CIIS. The Fund plans to use the descriptions in Fund publications and on the Fund's Web site to highlight the work of its awardees and allocatees.