Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

CourtAgriculture Department
Citation86 FR 15452
Publication Date23 Mar 2021
Record Number2021-05937
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 54 (Tuesday, March 23, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 23, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 15452-15453]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-05937]
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                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
                March 18, 2021.
                 The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following
                information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance
                under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments
                are requested regarding; whether the collection of information is
                necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,
                including whether the information will have practical utility; the
                accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of
                the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality,
                utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to
                minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are
                to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated,
                electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
                other forms of information technology.
                 Comments regarding this information collection received by April
                22, 2021
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                will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the
                proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of
                the publication of this notice on the following website
                www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information
                collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for
                Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
                 An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information
                unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB
                control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to
                respond to the collection of information that such persons are not
                required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays
                a currently valid OMB control number.
                Food and Nutrition Service
                 Title: Survey of SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) Case
                Management.
                 OMB Control Number: 0584-NEW.
                 Summary of Collection: Section 17 of the Food and Nutrition Act of
                2008 provides general legislative authority for the planned data
                collection. It authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into
                contracts with private institutions to undertake research that will
                help improve the administration and effectiveness of the Supplemental
                Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in delivering nutrition-related
                benefits. Under SNAP, States are required to operate an Employment and
                Training (E&T) program to help participants acquire skills, training,
                and work experience that lead to employment and greater economic self-
                sufficiency. Section 4005 of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018
                (2018 Farm Bill) requires States to provide case management in their
                SNAP E&T programs by October 1, 2019. Case management involves
                assessing participants' skills, interests, strengths, and challenges,
                and using this information to develop an individualized plan to connect
                E&T participants to programs and activities that best meet their
                employment needs.
                 Participants who receive support in their quest to obtain and
                maintain jobs that pay livable wages may be more likely to engage in
                program services and progress toward their goals than those who do not
                receive such support. Studies of case management in Temporary
                Assistance for Needy Families E&T programs have found that participants
                who worked with case managers who handled both program eligibility and
                E&T were more likely to participate in E&T activities, and that team-
                based case management with integrated services showed promise in
                increasing participants' employment and earnings.
                 Need and Use of the Information: The primary purpose of this
                voluntary, one-time data collection is to gather information on how
                SNAP E&T programs provide case management (including assessments,
                participant reimbursements, and other supports). The data collection
                from this study will help identify lessons learned and best practices
                that FNS can share with States to implement robust SNAP E&T programs
                and fulfill the new requirement.
                 Description of Respondents: Individuals/Households (248), Business-
                not-for-Profit (50), State, Local, or Tribal Government (268).
                 Number of Respondents: 570.
                 Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion.
                 Total Burden Hours: 555.
                Ruth Brown,
                Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2021-05937 Filed 3-22-21; 8:45 am]
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