[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Pages 7812-7813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02234]



[OMB Number 1121-0329]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Office of Justice Programs' Solicitation Template

ACTION: 60-Day notice.


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), 
has submitted the following information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRSA) of 1995. The 
proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from 
the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted for sixty days (60) until April 5, 2013. This process is 
conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have additional comments on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact: Maria Swineford, (202) 616-0109, Office of 
Audit, Assessment, and Management, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. 
Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 or 
[email protected].
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:

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--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;
--Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--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, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of this information

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Renewal of a currently approved 
collection (1121-0329 and 1121-0188).
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: OJP Solicitation Template
    (3) The Agency Form Number, if any, and the Applicable Component of 
the Department Sponsoring the Collection: No form number available. 
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.
    (4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required to Respond, as 
well as a Brief Abstract: The primary respondents are state agencies, 
tribal governments, local governments, colleges and universities, non-
profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and faith-based 
organizations. The purpose of the solicitation template is to provide a 
framework to develop program-specific announcements soliciting 
applications for funding. A program solicitation outlines the specifics 
of the funding program; describes requirements for eligibility; 
instructs an applicant on the necessary components of an application 
under a specific program (e.g., project activities, project abstract, 
project timeline, proposed budget, etc.); outlines program evaluation 
and performance measures; explains selection criteria and the review 
process; and provides registration dates, deadlines, and instructions 
on how to apply within the designated application system. This 
collection is also incorporating the previously approved collection for 
the OJP Budget Detail Worksheet (1121-0188). The Budget Detail 
Worksheet is only required during the application process, and 
therefore should be included in this collection with the solicitation 
template, reducing the number of OMB PRA reviews and approvals needed. 
The primary respondents are the same, as listed above, and the 
worksheet provides auto calculated fields and instructions for the 
necessary budget information required for each application submission 
(e.g. personnel/benefits, travel, indirect cost rates, etc.). The form 
is not mandatory and is recommended as guidance to assist the applicant 
in preparing their budget as authorized in 28 CFR part 66 and 28 CFR 
part 70
    (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount 
of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: It is estimated 
that information will be collected annually from approximately 10,000 
applicants. Annual cost to the respondents is based on the number of 
hours involved in preparing and submitting a complete application 
package. Mandatory requirements for an application include a program 
narrative and budget details and narrative (formerly 1121-0188). 
Optional requirements can be imposed depending on the type of program 
to include, but not limited to: Project abstract, indirect cost rate 
agreement, tribal authorizing resolution, timelines, logic models, 
memoranda of understanding, letters of support, resumes, disclosure of 
pending applications, and research and evaluation independence and 
integrity. Public reporting burden for this collection of information 
is estimated at up to 32 hours per application. The 32-hour estimate is 
based on the amount of time to prepare a research and evaluation 
proposal, one of the most time intensive types of application solicited 
by OJP. The estimate of burden hours is based on OJP's prior experience 
with the research application submission process.
    (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in hours) Associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
application is 320,000 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W-1407-B, Washington, DC 

    Dated: January 29, 2013.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2013-02234 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]