[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52717-52718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24578]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2017-ICCD-0114]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant 
Programs

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2017-ICCD-
0114. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 216-32, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Alfreida Pettiford, 202-245-6110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Generic Application Package for Departmental 
Generic Grant Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1894-0006.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 9,861.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 447,089.
    Abstract: The Department is requesting an extension of the approval 
for the Generic Application Package that numerous ED discretionary 
grant programs use to provide to applicants the forms and information 
needed to apply for new grants under those grant program competitions. 
The Department will use this Generic Application package for 
discretionary grant programs that: (1) Use the standard ED or Federal-
wide grant applications forms that have been cleared separately through 
OMB under the terms of this generic clearance as approved by OMB and 
(2) use selection criteria from the Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR); selection criteria that reflect 
statutory or regulatory provisions that have been developed under 34 
CFR 75.209, or a combination of EDGAR, statutory or regulatory criteria 
or other provisions, as authorized under 34 CFR 75.200 and 75.209. The 
use of the standard ED grant application forms and the use of EDGAR 
and/or criteria developed under Sec. Sec.  75.200 and 75.209 promotes 
the standardization and streamlining of ED discretionary grant 
application packages.


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    Dated: November 7, 2017.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-24578 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]
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