Proposed Information Collection Activity; Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (0970-0501)

Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 98 (Wednesday, May 20, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 20, 2020)]
[Pages 30710-30711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2020-10906]
Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Center for States
Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (0970-0501)
AGENCY: Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and
Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is
requesting a 3-year extension of the collection of information under
the Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection (OMB #0970-
0501, expiration date 8/31/2020) without changes.
DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with
the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects
of the information collection described above.
ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be
obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of
Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington,
DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or
written, should be identified by the title of the information
 Description: The Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building
Collaborative, Center for States is sponsored by the Children's Bureau
(CB), ACF. The purpose of this evaluation is to respond to a set of
cross-cutting evaluation questions posed by CB. This existing
information collection is an ancillary part of a larger data collection
effort being conducted for the evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity
Building Collaborative (0970-0484 and 0970-0494). This notice details a
group of instruments that are specific only to the Center for States.
The instruments focus on (1) evaluating an innovative approach to
engaging professionals in networking and professional development
through virtual conferences, (2) understanding fidelity to and
effectiveness of the Center for States' Capacity Building Model, and
(3) capturing consistent information during the updated annual
assessment process focused on related contextual issues impacting
potential service delivery such as implementation of new legislation.
 Respondents: Respondents of these data collection instruments will
include child welfare agency staff and stakeholders who directly
receive services.
 Annual Burden Estimates
 Total number Average burden
 Instrument Total number of responses hours per Total burden Annual burden
 of respondents per respondent response hours hours
Child Welfare Virtual
 Child Welfare Virtual 450 6 .08 216 72
 Conference Session Surveys.
 Child Welfare Virtual 30 1 1 30 10
 Conference Focus Group
 Child Welfare Virtual 20 1 .5 10 3
 Conference Interview Guide.
 Child Welfare Virtual 1000 1 .03 30 10
 Conference Registration
 Child Welfare Virtual 225 1 .16 36 12
 Conference Exit Survey.....
Tailored Services Capacity
 Building Approach:
 Tailored Services Practice 130 1 .12 15.6 5
 Model Survey...............
 Assessment Observation-- 50 1 .25 12.5 4
 Group Debrief..............
 Service Delivery and 80 1 .25 20 7
 Tracking and Adjustment
 Observation--Group Debrief.
 Assessment and Service 30 1 .5 15 5
 Delivery State Lead
Assessment questions:
 Annual Assessment Update (8 54 1 .08 4.32 1
 systematic questions)......
 Total................... .............. .............. .............. .............. 130
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 Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a)
whether the proposed 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 proposed collection of
information; (c) 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.
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted
within 60 days of this publication.
 Authority: Section 203 of Section II: Adoption Opportunities of
the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C.
Molly B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-10906 Filed 5-19-20; 8:45 am]