Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

SUMMARY

In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.

 
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Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 177 (Monday, September 14, 2015)

Federal Register Volume 80, Number 177 (Monday, September 14, 2015)

Notices

Pages 55137-55138

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2015-22999

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than October 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 594-

4306.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Maternal, Infant, and Childhood Home Visiting (Home Visiting) Program for Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report OMB No. 0915-0356--

Extension

A 30-day notice was previously published on July 22, 2015 for this information collection request but it contained incorrect burden figures.

Abstract: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in close partnership with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services during pregnancy and to parents with young children up to kindergarten entry. Competitive grants support the efforts of eligible entities that have already made significant progress towards establishing a high quality home visiting program or embedding their home visiting program into a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system. All fifty states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and nonprofit organizations that would provide services in jurisdictions that have not directly applied for or been approved for a grant are eligible for competitive grants and if awarded, are required to submit non-competing continuation progress reports annually. There are currently 48 entities with competitive grant awards. Some eligible entities have been awarded more than one competitive grant.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: This information collection is needed for eligible entities to report progress under the Home Visiting Program annually. On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 2951 of the ACA amended Title V of the Social Security Act by adding a new section, 511, which authorized the creation of the Home Visiting Program (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3590enr.txt.pdf, pages 216-

2250). A portion of funding under this program is awarded to participating states and eligible jurisdictions competitively. The purpose of the competitive funding is to provide additional support to entities that have already made significant progress towards establishing a high-quality home visiting program and also want to implement innovative home visiting strategies in their states and jurisdictions.

The information collected will be used to review grantee progress on proposed project plans sufficient to permit project officers to assess whether the project is performing adequately to achieve the goals and objectives that were previously approved. This report will also provide implementation plans for the upcoming year, which project officers can assess to determine whether the plan is consistent with the grant as approved, and will result in implementation of a high-

quality project that will complement the home visiting program as a whole. Progress Reports are submitted to project officers through the Electronic HandBooks (EHB). Failure to collect this information would result in the inability of the project officers to exercise due diligence in monitoring and overseeing the use of grant funds in keeping with legislative, policy, and programmatic requirements.

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Grantees are required to provide a performance narrative with the following sections: Project identifier information, accomplishments and barriers, state home visiting program goals and objectives, an update on the state home visiting innovative approach and evaluations conducted under the competitive grant, implementation of the program in targeted at-risk communities, progress toward meeting legislatively-

mandated reporting on benchmark areas, state home visiting quality improvement efforts, and updates on the administration of state home visiting innovation program.

Since federal fiscal year 2011, 48 eligible entities have received competitive grant awards. Grantees of the competitive grant program need to complete annual reports in order to comply with HRSA reporting requirements.

Likely Respondents: Grantees with Home Visiting Competitive Expansion Grants Awarded in Federal Fiscal Years 2011-2015

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours

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Number of

Summary progress on the Number of responses per Total Hours per Total burden

following activities respondents respondent responses response hours

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Home Visiting Competitive Grant 37 1 37 25 925

Progress Report--FY 2012, FY

2013, FY 2014..................

Home Visiting Competitive Grant 35 1 35 20 700

Progress Report--FY 2015.......

Home Visiting Competitive Grant 56 1 56 20 1,120

Progress Report--FY 2016.......

Home Visiting Competitive Grant 56 1 56 20 1,120

Progress Report--FY 2017.......

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Total....................... 184 4 184 .............. 3,865

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Jackie Painter,

Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.

FR Doc. 2015-22999 Filed 9-11-15; 8:45 am

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