Submission for OMB Review; Plan for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance-Title IV-E (OMB #0970-0433)

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54153-54154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22072]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Plan for Foster Care and Adoption
Assistance--Title IV-E (OMB #0970-0433)
AGENCY: Children's Bureau; Administration for Children and Families;
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Request for public comment.
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SUMMARY: Public Law 115-123 added two new programs to title IV-E of the
Social Security Act: The Prevention Services Program and the Kinship
Navigator Program. Title IV-E agencies will be required to report
information regarding these programs in title IV-E plans. Therefore,
the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting to
revise the existing information collection Plan for Foster Care and
Adoption Assistance (OMB #0970-0433) to include two new information
collections specific to these two new programs.
DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) is required to make a decision concerning the
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of
publication.
ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email:
[email protected], Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration
for Children and Families.
    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC
20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or
written, should be identified by the title of the information
collection.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (the
Act) was amended by Public Law 115-123, which included the Family First
Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). The FFPSA
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authorized new optional title IV-E funding for time-limited (one year)
prevention services for mental health/substance abuse and in-home
parent skill-based programs for: (1) A child who is a candidate for
foster care (as defined in section 475(13) of the Act), (2) pregnant/
parenting foster youth, and (3) the parents/kin caregivers of those
children and youth (sections 471(e), 474(a)(6), and 475(13) of the
Act). Title IV-E prevention services must be rated as promising,
supported, or well-supported in accordance with HHS criteria and be
approved by HHS (section 471(e)(4)(C) of the Act) as part of the title
IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse (section 476(d)(2) of the Act).
A state or tribal title IV-E agency electing to participate in the
program must submit a 5-year title IV-E prevention program plan that
meets the statutory requirements. (See Program Instructions ACYF-CB-PI-
18-09 and ACYF-CB-PI-18-10 for more information.)
    The FFPSA also amended Section 474(a)(7) of the Act to reimburse
state and tribal IV-E agencies for a portion of the costs of operating
kinship navigator programs that meet certain criteria. To qualify for
funding under the title IV-E Kinship Navigator Program, the program
must meet the requirements of a kinship navigator program described in
section 427(a)(1) of the Act. The Kinship Navigator Program must also
meet practice criteria of promising, supported, or well-supported in
accordance with HHS criteria and be approved by HHS (section
471(e)(4)(C) of the Act). To begin participation in the title IV-E
Kinship Navigator Program, a title IV-E agency must submit an
attachment to its title IV-E plan that specifies the kinship navigator
model it has chosen to implement and, the date on which the provision
of program services began or will begin, and that provides an assurance
that the model meets the requirements of section 427(a)(1) of the Act,
as well as a brief narrative describing how the program will be
operated. (Please see Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-18-11 for
additional information.)
    Respondents: State and tribal title IV-E agencies.
                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                   Total Number      Number of        Average
                   Instrument                           of         Responses Per   Burden Hours   Annual  Burden
                                                    Respondents     Respondent     Per Response        Hours
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Title IV-E Prevention Services Plan.............              30               1               5             150
Attachment to Title IV-E plan for Kinship                     45               1               1              45
 Navigator Program..............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 195.
    Authority:  Title IV-E of the Social Security Act as amended by
Public Law 115-123 enacted February 9, 2018.
Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-22072 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
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