[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27833-27834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12691]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Administration for Native Americans Objective Work Plan 
(OWP) and Objective Progress Report (OPR).
    OMB No.: 0970-0452.
    Description: Content and formatting changes are being made to the 
Administration for Native Americans' (ANA) Objective Work Plan (OWP) 
and Objective Progress Report (OPR). The OWP is used by applicants when 
they submit their proposals and then by grantees to monitor their 
projects once the award is made by ANA. Slight content changes are 
proposed for the OWP approved under information collection OMB No. 
0970-0452, Expiration Date 6/30/2018. An extension of expiration date 
is also requested. This will streamline the information collection and 
reduce the number of elements.
    OWP: The following are proposed content changes to the document: 
ANA proposes to eliminate Problem Statement and Results and Benefits 
and Criteria for Evaluation of results and benefits from the OWP. These 
elements will no longer be required by applicants for ANA discretionary 
grants. ANA will consolidate staffing into one field for both lead and 
support staff.
    ANA will require applicants to differentiate between administrative 
activities and milestone activities. Administrative activities are 
those directly related to grant administration, such as reporting and 
attending post-award training. Milestone activities are key activities 
needed to complete project objectives. These activities may result in a 
single output; therefore ANA will require applicants to identify 
outputs related to milestone activities as necessary.
    OPR: Currently, ANA requires grantees to report on the status of 
results and benefits in the OPR. This section will be deleted as ANA no 
longer requires grantees to identify results or benefits from their 
project, just outcomes. Outcomes will be reported annually in a 
separate OMB approved form.

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    Respondents: Tribal Governments, Native non-profit organizations, 
Tribal Colleges & Universities applying for ANA funding.
    The following is the hour of burden estimate for this information 
collection:

 
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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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OWP.............................................             300               1               2             600
OPR.............................................             275               2               1             550
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,150.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street Washington, DC 20201, 
Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
[email protected]. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) The accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (b) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (c) 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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-12691 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
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