[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 115 (Tuesday, June 16, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32887-32888]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-15879]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Agency Information Collection Under OMB Review

    Title: Information Collection from applicants who will respond to 
Request for Applications for funding of 6 OCS competitive grants.
    OMB No.: 0970-0062.
    Description: The Office of Community Services is requesting 
approval to continue the use of its program announcements to collect 
information which will enable the agency to determine which projects to 
fund and the amount of the grant awards. The programs covered include: 
Community Food and Nutrition; Discretionary Grants Program; Low Income 
Home Energy Assistance Program; Job Opportunities for Low-Income 
Individuals; Training and Technical Assistance and Capacity Building; 
and Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
    Information collected from the requirements contained in these 6 
program announcements will be the sole source of information available 
to OCS in reviewing applications leading to awards of discretionary 
grants to eligible applicants.
    The application forms that will be used contain information for 
competitive review in accordance with the program announcements' 
guidelines. The data provided is necessary to compute the amount of the 
grant in relation to proposed project activities by the ACF Grant 
Officers.
    OMB recommended that ACF submit one information collection package 
covering all OCS program announcements, since the same application form 
is used in each announcement. This information collection was last 
approved in 1995 and is due to expire September 30, 1998. Since the 
last approval, the Demonstration Partnership Program no longer exists. 
Therefore, this request covers 6 programs, rather than the 7 programs 
previously covered.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.

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                                                     Estimated       Number of    Average burden                
                   Instrument                        number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden 
                                                    respondents     respondent      respondent         hours    
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CFN Announcement................................             250               1              10            2500
LIHEAP Announcement.............................              10               1              24             240
Community Economic Dev. Announcement............             200               1              35            7000
JOLI Announcement...............................             150               1              40            6000
CSBG T&TA Announcement..........................              25               1              24             600

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Family Violence Announcement....................             100               1              40            4000
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 20,340.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.E., Washington, DC 
20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be 
identified by the title of the information collection.
    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.

    Dated: June 10, 1998.
Bob Sargis,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer,
[FR Doc. 98-15879 Filed 6-15-98; 8:45 am]
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