[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10178-10179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03253]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Tribal TANF Financial Report (ACF-196T).
    OMB No.: 0970-0345.
    Description: Tribes use Form ACF-196T to report expenditures for 
the Tribal TANF grant. Authority to collect and report this information 
is found in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Public Law 104-193. Tribal 
entities with approved Tribal plans for implementation of the TANF 
program are required by Section 412(h) of the Social Security Act to 
report financial data. Form ACF-196T provides for the collection of 
data regarding Federal expenditures. Failure to collect this data would 
seriously compromise the Administration for Children and Families' 
(ACF) ability to monitor expenditures. This information is also used to 
estimate outlays and may be used to prepare ACF budget submissions to 
Congress. Financial management of the program would be seriously 
compromised if the expenditure data were not collected. 45 CFR part 286 
subpart E requires the strictest controls on funding requirements, 
which necessities review of documentation in support of Tribal 
expenditures for reimbursement. Comments received from previous efforts 
to implement a similar Tribal TANF report Form ACF-196T were used to 
guide ACF in the development of the product presented with this 
submittal.
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, Public 
Law 111-5 has authorized emergency TANF funds to be awarded to States, 
Tribes, and Territories who meet certain eligibility requirements 
written in the legislation. TANF Policy Announcement TANF-ACF-PA-2009-
01 provides additional guidance on eligibility requirements. Recipients 
of ARRA funds are to report spending and performance data to Federal 
agencies quarterly for posting on the public Web site, 
``Recovery.gov''. Federal agencies are required to collect ARRA 
expenditures data and the data must be clearly distinguishable from the 
regular TANF (non-ARRA) funds. Therefore, in order to meet this data 
collection requirement, the ACF-196T has been modified with the 
addition two line items and a column to report ARRA expenditures. The 
collection and posting of this data is to allow the public to see where 
their tax dollars are spent.
    Respondents: All Tribal TANF Agencies.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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ACF-196T........................................              72               4             1.5             432
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 432.

Additional Information

    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research 
and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: 
ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection. Email address: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

OMB Comment

    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. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of 
Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-7285, 
Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03253 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
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