[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 23 (Wednesday, February 4, 1998)]
[Page 5808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-2710]



Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Refugee Resettlement Program Estimates: CMA, ORR-1.
    OMB No.: 0970-0030.
    Description: ORR reimburses, to the extent of available 
appropriations, certain non-Federal costs for the provision of cash and 
medical assistance to refugees, along with allowable expenses in the 
administration of the Refugee Resettlement Program. ORR needs sound 
State estimates of likely expenditures for refugee cash, medical, and 
administrative (CMA) expenditures so that it can anticipate Federal 
costs in upcoming quarters. If Federal costs are anticipated to exceed 
budget allocations, ORR must take steps to reduce Federal expenses, 
such as limiting the number of months of eligibility for Refugee Cash 
Assistance (RCA) and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA).
    To meet the need for reliable State estimates of anticipated 
expenses, ORR has developed a single-page form in which States estimate 
the average number of recipients for each category of assistance, the 
average unit cost over the next 12 months, and the expense for the 
overall administration of the program. This form, the ORR-1 (formerly 
Form FSA-601) must be submitted prior to the beginning of each Federal 
fiscal year. Without this information, ORR would be sent out of 
compliance with the intent of its legislation and otherwise unable to 
estimate program costs adequately.
    In addition, the ORR-1 serves as the State's application for 
reimbursement of its CMA expenses. Submission of this form is thus 
required by section 412(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
which provides that ``no grant or contract may be awarded under this 
section unless an appropriate proposal and application . . . are 
submitted to, and approved by, the appropriate administering 
    Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates                                            
                                                                          Number of                             
                                                            Number of     responses      Average    Total burden
                       Instrument                          respondents       per      burden hours      hours   
                                                                         respondent   per response              
ORR-1...................................................           24             1            .5           .24 

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to The Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Information Services, Division of Information Resource 
Management Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, D.C. 
20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer.
    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, 725 17th Street, 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503, Attn: Ms. Wendy Taylor.

    Dated: January 29, 1998.
Bob Sargis,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-2710 Filed 2-3-98; 8:45 am]