Proposed Collection; Comment Request: CDFI/CDE Project Profiles Web Form
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, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the CDFI/CDE Project Profile Web Form, a voluntary information collection effort involving all CDFI Fund programs. The specific information collection relates to the voluntary collection of narrative descriptions of projects financed by CDFI 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 CDFI Fund's programs. The purpose of the information collection 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, and the impact that these CDFIs and CDEs are realizing. CDFI Fund awardees and allocatees will be invited to submit narratives on community development projects that they believe demonstrate innovation or high impact. The project description may be for a project previously reported to the CDFI Fund through the Community Investment Impact System (CIIS) or for a new project that has not yet been reported in CIIS. The CDFI Fund plans to use the descriptions in CDFI Fund publications, on its Web site and in other ways to highlight the work of its awardees and allocatees.