[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 20, 2012)]
[Pages 16250-16251]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6675]



[Docket No. FR-5610-N-06]

Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; 
Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Training and Technical 
Assistance Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.


SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The data 
required by Office of Native American Programs Training and Technical 
Assistance NOFA includes pre-award application materials required to be 
submitted, and post award requirements under the cooperative agreement 
including technical budgets and reports on financial and task progress. 
The data identifies needs, outputs and outcomes of the training and 
technical assistance.

DATES: Comments Due Date: May 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this information collection proposal. Comments should refer to the 
proposal by name/or OMB Control number and should be sent to: Colette 
Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4160, 
Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202.402.3400, (this is not a toll-
free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy 
of the proposed forms, or other available information. Persons with 
hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-
8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TTY numbers, 
telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, 
Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), 
Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice 
is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate 
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission 
of responses.
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: ONAP Training and Technical Assistance 
Information Collection.
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use:
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 
as approved on November 18, 2011 (Pub. L. 112-55, 125 Stat. 552) 
authorizes HUD to award training and technical assistance contracts on 
a competitive basis. HUD intends to competitively award training and 
technical assistance contracts to national and regional nonprofit and 
for-profit entities with demonstrated experience and expertise in the 
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 
    The purpose of the ONAP Training and Technical Assistance program 
is to improve the quality and quantity of low-income housing in Native 
American, Alaska Native, and native Hawaiian communities, as funded by 
Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) and Native Hawaiian Housing Block 
Grants (NHHBG) and authorized by NAHASDA. The regulations for the IHBG 
program are at 24 CFR part 1000, and for the NHHBG program at 24 CFR 
part 1006.
    Successful applicants will have demonstrated training and technical 
assistance experience and expertise in NAHASDA; low-income housing 
development, inspection, maintenance, modernization, and operation; 
admissions and occupancy; procurement; financial and fiscal management; 
program income; governance and organizational development; leveraged 
financing, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits; healthy home 
environments, including mold and air quality issues; homebuyer 
education; crime prevention; youth activities, including Boys and Girls 
Clubs; and other topics responsive to low-income housing issues in 
native communities. Training and technical assistance services will be 
provided onsite and remotely, on a one-on-one and classroom basis.
    Respondents to the NOFA will be required to submit a single 
proposal regardless of the number of programs or areas of expertise for 
which they offer to provide training and technical assistance. Factors 
for award include Factor 1: Capacity and Experience, Factor 2: 
Soundness of Approach, Factor 3: Leveraging, and Factor 4: Achieving 
Results and Program Evaluation. Narratives addressing Factors 1-4 must 
be formatted so that the total number of pages submitted is equal to or 
no more than 25 single-sided pages. The one-page application summary, 
organizational chart, budget discussion, and required forms are not 
included in the 25 page limit. Required forms include HUD-2880 
(Applicant/Recipient Disclosure Update), HUD-2993 (Acknowledgement of 
Application Receipt), HUD-96011 (HUD Facsimile Transmittal), SF-424 
(Application for Federal Assistance), and SF-LLL (Disclosure of 
Lobbying Activities). Applicants must submit their applications 
electronically to Grants.Gov or request a waiver from HUD. HUD expects 
to receive 25 applications and select ten awardees to enter in 24-month 
cooperative agreements, with a 12-month option period.
    Agency form numbers: HUD-2880, HUD-2993, HUD-96011.
    Members of affected public: Nonprofit and for-profit entities.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: The estimated number of applicants is 
25, responding once a year, for a total reporting burden of 1,500 
hours. The estimated number of

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awardees is 10, the frequency of response is four times per year; and 
the total reporting burden is estimated at 1,830 hours.
    Status of the proposed information collection: New collection.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: March 13, 2012.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director for Office of Policy, Programs, and Legislative 
[FR Doc. 2012-6675 Filed 3-19-12; 8:45 am]