60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request: Agency Information Collection Activities: Consolidated Discretionary Grant Programs Solicitations (Funding Opportunities) Templates and Forms

 
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Federal Register, Volume 82 Issue 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)

Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)

Notices

Pages 60410-60412

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

FR Doc No: 2017-27327

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Docket No. FR-6005-N-01

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request: Agency Information Collection Activities: Consolidated Discretionary Grant Programs Solicitations (Funding Opportunities) Templates and Forms

AGENCY: Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management and Oversight Division, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-

402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at email protected for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann vom Eigen, Grants Management and Oversight Division, Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh St. SW, Room 3156, Washington, DC 20410 or by email email protected or telephone 202-402-2146. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Copies of the proposed data collection forms may be requested from Ms. Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

  1. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Consolidated Discretionary Grant Programs Solicitations (Funding Opportunities) Templates and Forms

    OMB Approval Number: Consolidation of existing collections, renewals as well as new and pending collections listed as follows:

    HUD Standard Forms

    OMB Control Number: 4040-0004

    Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)

    OMB Control Number: 2501-0017

    Grant Application Detailed Budget Form (HUD-424-CB)

    Grant Application Detailed Budget Worksheet (HUD-424-CBW)

    OMB Control Number: 2535-0011

    Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report (HUD-2880)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0259

    Acknowledgment of Application Receipt (HUD-2993)

    OMB Control Number: 4040-0013

    Disclosure of Lobbying (SF-LLL)

    Certification Regarding Lobbying (SF-LLLa)

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0261

    Funding Matrix (HUD 424-M)

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0447

    Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants (HUD-

    424-SUP)

    New Collection: Pending OMB Approval (Number not yet Assigned)

    Discretionary Program Notice of Funding Availability Template

    CoC Notice of Funding Availability Template

    Approved Collections Using HUD Standard Forms for Applications

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0283

    OMB Control Number: 2539-0015

    OMB Control Number: 2528-0299

    OMB Control Number: 2506-0195

    OMB Control Number: 2506-0197

    OMB Control Number: 2506-0210

    OMB Control Number: 2506-0157

    OMB Control Number: 2529-0033

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0613

    HUD Common Forms

    OMB Control Number: 2535-0120

    Removal of Regulatory Barriers (form HUD-27300)

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0267

    Sponsor's Conflict of Interest Resolution (form HUD-92041)

    OMB Control Number: 2506-0112

    Fair Housing Certification (form HUD-40090-4)

    OMB Control Number: 2506-0182

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0261

    Housing Counseling Agency Fiscal Year Activity Report (form HUD-9902)

    Housing Counseling Charts (form HUD-9906 A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0269

    Eligible Neighborhoods Documentation--Inadequate School Documentation (HUD-53153)

    Eligible Target Housing Documentation--Severe Distress of Targeted Project Certification (HUD-53232)

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0118

    Previous Participation Certification--Multifamily (form HUD-2530)

    OMB Control Number: 2535-0113

    Race and Ethnicity Reporting (form HUD-27061)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0169

    Funding Application, Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance, Rental Certificate Program, Rental Voucher Program (form HUD-52515)

    Program Specific Forms

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0191

    Contract and Subcontract Activity Report (form HUD-2516)

    Cost Summary Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) (form HUD-4123)

    Implementation Schedule Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) (form HUD 4125)

    OMB Control Number: Pending OMB Approval

    Jobs Plus Summary Budget (form HUD-50144)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0178

    Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Contract of Participation (form HUD-52650)

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    Family Self Sufficiency Program Coordinator Funding (form HUD-52651)

    Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Escrow Account Credit Worksheet (form HUD-52652)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0229

    Sample Contract Admin Partnership Agreement (form HUD-

    52755)

    Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators Funding Request (revised version) (form HUD-52768)

    Certification of Consistency with the Indian Housing Plan (form HUD-52752)

    Certification of Election of Resident Housing Board (form HUD-52753)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0269

    Application Checklist/Table of Contents (form HUD-53230)

    Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Resident and Community Involvement Certification (form HUD-53231)

    Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Application Information (HUD-53233)

    Choice Neighborhoods Attachments 2 and 3: Existing Units, Occupancy, and Vacancy and Planned Units (form HUD-53234)

    Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Sizing Worksheet (form HUD-53235)

    Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants--Budget Form (form HUD-53236)

    Choice Neighborhoods Extraordinary Site Costs Certification (form HUD-53237)

    Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants One-for-One Replacement Certification (form HUD-53238)

    Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Leverage Resources; Housing Leverage Documentation; Neighborhood and People Resources (form HUD-53239)

    Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Application Certifications Attachment (form HUD-53240)

    Choice Neighborhoods Application Certification--

    Implementation Grants (form HUD-53240)

    Application Checklist/Table of Contents (form HUD-53150)

    Key Eligibility Data (form HUD-53152)

    Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant Match/Leverage Resources (form HUD-53154)

    Choice Neighborhoods Application Certifications--Planning Grants (form HUD-53156)

    Resident Involvement Certification (form HUD-53151)

    Planning Grant Budget Form (form HUD-53421)

    Implementation Grant Budget Form (form HUD-53236)

    Actual Cost Certificate (form HUD-50163)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0208

    HOPE VI Attachment 9 Total Direct Cost/Grant Limitations Worksheet (form HUD-52799)

    Actual HOPE VI Cost Certificate (form HUD-53001-A)

    HOPE VI Budget (form HUD-52825-A)

    HOPE VI Main Street Application Data Sheet (form HUD-

    52861)

    HOPE VI Relocation Plan (form HUD-52774)

    HOPE VI Revitalization Leverage Resources (form HUD-52797)

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0447

    Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator First-Time Funding Request (form HUD-91186)

    Multifamily Grant Extension Request Form (form HUD-91186-

    A)

    Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) Payment Voucher (form HUD-50080)

    Oversight and Post-Award Forms

    OMB Control Number: 4040-0014

    Federal Financial Report (SF-425)

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0157

    Annual Statement Performance and Evaluation Report Capital Fund Program (HUD-50075.1)

    OMB Control Number: 2502-0447

    Performance Report (HUD 92456)

  2. Solicitation of Public Comment

    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points.

    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including using appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    Affected Public who will be Asked or Required to Respond as well as a Brief Abstract: The primary respondents are applicants and recipients including, but not limited to, state agencies, local governments, Indian tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), public housing authorities, institutions of higher education, faith based organizations, and non-profit and for profit organizations devoted to community development, housing the homeless, and other activities.

    The solicitation template provides a framework for program-specific Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) soliciting applications for funding. A program solicitation or NOFA outlines the specific program requirements, describes eligibility requirements, details information, data, and forms applicants must submit in the application process; outlines program evaluation and performance measures; explains selection criteria and the review process; and provides registration dates, deadlines, and instructions on how to apply. The burden associated with the information collection subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act is actually reflected in the information collected through the forms enumerated in this collection rather than the templates themselves.

    This collection consolidates many previously approved collections with new collections for the two templates for NOFAs and other pending PRAs. This request includes the burden associated with OMB approved forms as well as reporting where a specific form is not required.

    HUD-Standard forms are used by all discretionary grant programs. The HUD Common forms are used by multiple discretionary grant programs or competitions. The Program-Specific forms are used by individual programs or competitions. Post-Award forms are used for reporting and oversight.

    The information collected and to be collected is used in evaluating applications for HUD financial assistance and oversight of awards. Changes may be made based on actions of the Appropriations Committees and revisions to Departmental policies.

    Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent To Respond:

    Burden on Respondents:

    The following table shows the estimated burden on applicants to prepare responses for information requests in applications by application.

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    Estimated

    Estimated respondents Frequency number of Estimated hours Estimated Total estimated

    responses per application burden hours burden \1\

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    18,000............................................................. 1 18,000 60 1,080,000 $64,800,000

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    The following table shows the estimated burden on recipients who submit performance and financial reports.

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    Estimated Estimated Estimated Total

    Estimated respondents Frequency number of annual hours annual burden estimated

    responses per respondent hours burden \1\

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    12,000.......................... 5 12,000 8 96,000 $5,532,480

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    Burden on the Federal Government

    Federal staff and others review and rate applications. The following table shows the average burden of reviewing applications for HUD's discretionary grant programs.

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    \1\ Estimated cost for respondents is calculated from the June 2017 Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Employer Costs for Employee Compensation determined that the hourly rate of management, professional and related wages and salaries averaged $39.75 per hour plus $17.88 per hour for fringe benefits for a total $57.63 per hour.

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    Estimated Estimated

    Estimated respondents Frequency number of Estimated hours annual burden Total estimated

    responses per respondent hours burden \2\

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    18,000............................................................. 1 18,000 20 360,000 $21,499,200

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    The following table shows the estimated burden of Federal oversight per financial assistance award.

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    Estimated

    Frequency (per burden hours

    quarter and Estimated per reports & Estimated Total estimated

    Estimated respondents (awards) annual reports number of recordkeeping burden hours burden \2\

    per year) responses review (4 hrs. per year

    per report)

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    12,000............................................................. 5 12,000 20 hrs./award 240,000 $14,332,800

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  3. Authority

    Section 2 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as codified at 44 U.S.C. 3507.

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    \2\ Federal staff time is estimated for a GS-13 step 5 hourly rate at $51.48 per hour (from the Office of Personnel Management pay table with Washington-Baltimore-Arlington locality pay), plus 16% fringe benefit for a total of $59.72 per hour. The application review is estimated based on 2 staff people spending 10 hours reviewing each application.

    Dated: December 12, 2017.

    Henry Hensley,

    Director, Office of Strategic Planning and Management.

    FR Doc. 2017-27327 Filed 12-19-17; 8:45 am

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