Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for AmeriCorps Diversity Questionnaire Form

CourtCorporation For National And Community Service
Citation87 FR 2145
Record Number2022-00474
Publication Date13 January 2022
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all comments received will become
public records, including any personal
information provided. Sensitive
personal information, such as account
numbers or Social Security numbers,
should not be included.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Documentation prepared in support of
this information collection request is
available at www.regulations.gov.
Requests for additional information
should be directed to Anthony May,
PRA Officer, at (202) 435–7278, or
email: CFPB_PRA@cfpb.gov. If you
require this document in an alternative
electronic format, please contact CFPB_
Accessibility@cfpb.gov. Please do not
submit comments to these email boxes.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title of Collection: The Effect of
Different Savings Elicitation Strategies
on Emergency Savings Targets.
OMB Control Number: 3170–0048.
Type of Review: Request for approval
of a generic information collection
under an existing Generic Information
Collection Plan.
Affected Public: Individuals.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
6,000.
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 3,000.
Abstract: This project examines how
the framing of savings plans can help
consumers establish emergency savings.
The Bureau plans to test whether asking
consumers to think about opportunity
costs for their money helps them save
more effectively for emergencies. Our
findings can inform Bureau-developed
content aimed at helping Americans be
better prepared for emergencies. The
Bureau will conduct several studies as
part of this project asking participants
about their savings goals. Each study
will involve unique participants. We
expect to recruit about 6,000
participants across the life of the
project. The Bureau will not receive any
personally identifying information (PII).
Any PII will be scrubbed by the
contractor. We will collect
demographics, psychological measures
around savings, and consumers’ savings
goals. The Bureau originally published
this notice on 12/29/2021 (86 FR
74075). However, the Bureau is now
reissuing this notice due to an incorrect
comment period end date. Bureau staff
made no other changes to this notice or
its description of the contained
information collection requirements.
Request for Comments: The Bureau is
publishing this notice and soliciting
comments on: (a) Whether the collection
of information is necessary for the
proper performance of the functions of
the Bureau, including whether the
information will have practical utility;
(b) The accuracy of the Bureau’s
estimate of the burden of the collection
of information, including the validity of
the methods and the assumptions used;
(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility,
and clarity of the information to be
collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the
burden of the collection of information
on respondents, including through the
use of automated collection techniques
or other forms of information
technology. Comments submitted in
response to this notice will be submitted
to OMB as part of its review of this
request. All comments will become a
matter of public record.
Anthony May,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of
Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2022–00583 Filed 1–12–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget for Review
and Approval; Comment Request;
Application Package for AmeriCorps
Diversity Questionnaire Form
AGENCY
: Corporation for National and
Community Service.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection;
request for comment.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
Corporation for National and
Community Service (operating as
AmeriCorps) is proposing to renew an
information collection.
DATES
: Written comments must be
submitted to the individual and office
listed in the
ADDRESSES
section by
March 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments,
identified by the title of the information
collection activity, by any of the
following methods:
(1) By mail sent to: AmeriCorps,
Attention Sharron Tendai, 250 E Street
SW, Washington, DC 20525.
(2) By hand delivery or by courier to
the AmeriCorps mailroom at the mail
address given in paragraph (1) above,
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Time, Monday through Friday, except
federal holidays.
(3) Electronically through
www.regulations.gov.
Comments submitted in response to
this notice may be made available to the
public through regulations.gov. For this
reason, please do not include in your
comments information of a confidential
nature, such as sensitive personal
information or proprietary information.
If you send an email comment, your
email address will be automatically
captured and included as part of the
comment that is placed in the public
docket and made available on the
internet. Please note that responses to
this public comment request containing
any routine notice about the
confidentiality of the communication
will be treated as public comment that
may be made available to the public,
notwithstanding the inclusion of the
routine notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Sharron Tendai, 202–391–1029, or by
email at stendai@cns.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Comments
An emergency 30-day Notice
requesting public comment was
published in the Federal Register on
August 24, 2021 at Vol. 86: 47301. This
comment period ended September 24,
2021. Twelve public comments were
received on this Notice. AmeriCorps
grouped the comments around issues
raised and addressed them to the full
extent possible in this revised
information collection. Most of the
comments focused on the data
collection approach and tool, timeline
for the data collection, usage of the data,
safeguarding of data, assessment of
burden, and organizational capacity to
complete the tool. For comments related
to revisions of the collection approach
and updates to the tool, AmeriCorps has
revised the diversity questions to better
align with U.S. Census terminology and
has revised definitions accordingly. For
comments related to revisions to the
collection timeline, AmeriCorps has not
made a change, as it aims to create a
baseline through this first data
collection and therefore the most
comprehensive and efficient time to
collect is during the application process.
In terms of questions related to data
usage, AmeriCorps has refined the
sections of the tool on purpose and
usage of data. In terms of questions
related to safeguarding, AmeriCorps
updated language in the tool to confirm
that it will be collecting data in the
aggregate. The information requested
does not include any types of personally
identifiable information, and other than
lawfully authorized requests, the
information will not otherwise be
disclosed to entities outside of
AmeriCorps. For comments related to
the assessment of burden for
information collection, AmeriCorps
estimated that the burden of entering
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existing demographic data into the
Diversity Questionnaire data collection
tool is correctly estimated to be 30
minutes and does not warrant a
revision. Finally, for comments related
to organizational capacity, AmeriCorps
believes that all organizations have the
capacity to fill out the tool in a timely
and responsive manner; instructions in
the tool were updated to say that
organizations should complete the form
to the ‘‘best of their ability.’’
Title of Collection: AmeriCorps
Diversity Questionnaire Form.
OMB Control Number: 3045–0187.
Type of Review: Renewal.
Respondents/Affected Public:
Businesses and Organizations and State,
Local, or Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Responses: 3,500.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Burden Hours: 1,750.
Abstract: The information provided
by prospective and current grantees and
sponsors through the AmeriCorps
Diversity Questionnaire Form will
enable AmeriCorps to better understand
the demographic characteristics of
current grantees, potential grantees, and
the people served by AmeriCorps
programs. The aim is to further
AmeriCorps’ efforts to consider the
diversity of communities and
participants in its grantmaking and
direct service activities and create
programs that represent and serve the
full diversity of the community/our
country.
The information requested in the
Diversity Questionnaire Form will be
collected in the aggregate for each
grantee, applicant for funding, and
sponsor receiving an AmeriCorps
resource. First, it will provide
AmeriCorps with a deeper
understanding of the demographics of
grantee and sponsor organizations and
people served by AmeriCorps programs.
Second, AmeriCorps will take the data
into account in its grantmaking and
resource allocation decisions,
particularly to better reach those who
are underserved. Over the next 5 years,
AmeriCorps aims to ensure that 40% of
all those served by AmeriCorps
members and AmeriCorps Seniors
volunteers are people in poverty.
(AmeriCorps uses ‘‘people in poverty’’
as its proxy measure for ‘‘underserved,’’
recognizing that data shows that a
higher proportion of people in poverty
are people of color and other minority
populations.) Third, the data will enable
AmeriCorps to better target training,
technical assistance, and outreach to
potential grantees and sponsors, in
particular those who are new to
AmeriCorps, with the goal of creating
programs that represent and serve the
full diversity of our nation’s
communities.
When it collects this data for the first
time, AmeriCorps will request that the
Diversity Questionnaire Form be filled
by every current grantee and applicant
for funding and resource allocation.
Following this baseline, AmeriCorps
expects this questionnaire to be
included with grant renewal and new
applications on an annual basis.
Estimated time for completion of the
form is less than 30 minutes, based on
staff testing of the survey. Questions
have been crafted for ease of reporting
and efficient collection.
In AmeriCorps’ grant making
processes, the questionnaire will be
submitted electronically as part of the
grant application and guidance about
the form will be part of an in-depth set
of grant application instructions.
Additionally, the form will be used to
collect data from sponsor applicants for
directly-managed programs such as
AmeriCorps’ National Civilian
Community Corps (NCCC). Staff will be
available to provide individualized
assistance, if needed, to organizations
filling out the form.
AmeriCorps also seeks to continue
using the currently approved
information collection until the revised
information collection is approved by
OMB. The currently approved
information collection is due to expire
on 3/31/2022.
Comments submitted in response to
this notice will be summarized and/or
included in the request for OMB
approval. Comments are invited on: (a)
Whether the collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of
the functions of the agency, including
whether the information shall have
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the
agency’s estimate of the burden of the
collection of information; (c) ways to
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity
of the information to be collected; (d)
ways to minimize the burden of the
collection of information on
respondents, including through the use
of automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology;
and (e) estimates of capital or start-up
costs and costs of operation,
maintenance, and purchase of services
to provide information. Burden means
the total time, effort, or financial
resources expended by persons to
generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or
provide information to or for a Federal
agency. This includes the time needed
to review instructions; to develop,
acquire, install, and utilize technology
and systems for the purpose of
collecting, validating, verifying,
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. All written comments will
be available for public inspection on
regulations.gov.
Dated: January 6, 2022.
Anna Mecagni,
Chief of Program Operations.
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BILLING CODE 6050–28–P
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[Docket ID ED–2022–IES–1]
Request for Information on Effective
Interventions To Improve Middle
School Science Achievement and
Mathematics Achievement in Grades 3
Through 5 for Students With
Disabilities
AGENCY
: Institute of Education Sciences,
Department of Education.
ACTION
: Request for information.
SUMMARY
: The National Center for
Education Evaluation and Regional
Assistance (NCEE) at the U.S.
Department of Education’s (Department)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is
charged by Congress to identify and
encourage the use of evidence-based
practices in education. Through this
request for information (RFI), NCEE
seeks public input about the
characteristics of middle school science
and upper elementary mathematics
interventions as well as information on
publicly available research describing
their efficacy. Feedback from developers
of such interventions would be of
particular value to the Department.
DATES
: We must receive your comments
by February 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: Submit your response to
this RFI through the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. We will not accept
submissions by postal mail, commercial
mail, hand delivery, fax, or email. To
ensure that we do not receive duplicate
copies, please submit your comments
only once. In addition, please include
the Docket ID at the top of your
comments.
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
www.regulations.gov to submit your
comments electronically. Information
on using Regulations.gov, including
instructions for accessing agency
documents, submitting comments, and
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