Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Formula Grant EASIE Electronic Application System for Indian Education

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)]
[Pages 67934-67935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-26780]
[Docket No.: ED_2019-ICCD-0153]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request;
Formula Grant EASIE Electronic Application System for Indian Education
AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department
of Education (ED).
ACTION: Notice.
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
February 10, 2020.
ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the
information collection listed in this notice, please use by searching the Docket ID number ED_2019-ICCD-
0153. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the
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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW,
LBJ, Room 6W-208D, Washington, DC 20202-4537.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to
collection activities, please contact Kimberly Smith, 202-453-6469.
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: Formula Grant EASIE Electronic Application
System for Indian Education.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0021.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 11,300.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 9,590.
    Abstract: The Indian Education Formula Grant (CFDA 84.060A)
requires the annual submission of the application from the local
educational agency and/or tribe. The amount of each applicant's award
is determined by formula, based upon the reported number of American
Indian/Alaska Native students identified in the application, the state
per pupil expenditure, and the total appropriation available.
Applicants provide the data required for funding electronically, and
the Office of Indian Education (OIE) is able to apply electronic tools
to facilitate the review and analysis leading to grant awards. The
application has been named Formula Grant Electronic Application System
for Indian Education (EASIE), and is located in the EDFacts System
(ESS) website.
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    Dated: December 9, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-26780 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]