Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 200 (Wednesday, October 16, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55299-55300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22541]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0095]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment
Request; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and
Secondary Education (OESE).
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is
proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
November 15, 2019.
ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0095. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily
accept comments at [email protected]. Please include the docket ID
number and the title of the information collection request when
requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S.
Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086,
Washington, DC 20202-0023.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to
collection activities, please contact Eric Schulz, 202-260-7349.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C.
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility,
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents,
including through the use of information technology. Please note that
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered
public records.
    Title of Collection: Application for the Rural Education
Achievement Program (REAP).
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0646.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,049.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,683.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education (the Department)
administers the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program
(authorized under sections 5211-5212 of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)) and the Rural and Low-Income School
(RLIS) program (authorized under ESEA section 5221). In order to make
grant awards to eligible SRSA and RLIS entities, the Department must
collect information from State and local educational agencies. The
information collected is used to determine the eligibility of
individual LEAs and calculate the allocation each eligible LEA should
receive according to formulas prescribed in the ESEA.
    Dated: October 10, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-22541 Filed 10-15-19; 8:45 am]
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