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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability and Application Kit Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities Program

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

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. Public comments on the subject proposal are being solicited.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: April 10, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name or OMB Control Number and be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jane Karadbil, Office of University Partnerships, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708-1537 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of the proposed forms and other available documents to be submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Karadbil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Action of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).

This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected entities concerning the proposed information collection 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 information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriated technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of the Proposal: Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities program (AN/NHIAC).

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information is being collected to select grantees in this statutorily-created competitive grant program. The information is also being used to monitor the performance of grantees to ensure that they meet statutory and program goals and requirements.

Members of the affected public: Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian institutions of higher education undertaking community development activities: 18 applicants and 6 grantees.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including the number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Information pursuant to submitting applications will be Start Printed Page 6617submitted once. Information pursuant to grantee monitoring requirements will be semi-annually and at the completion of the grant.

The following chart details the respondent burden on an annual basis:

Number of respondentsTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
Application1818801,440
Semi-annual Reports61216192
Final Reports661696
Recordkeeping661696
Total1,824

Status of proposed information collection: OMB approved an emergency paperwork clearance for this information collection and assigned it OMB Control No. 2528-0206, expiration date March 31, 2000.

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

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Dated: February 3, 2000.

Lawrence L. Thompson,

Deputy Assistant for Policy Development.

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[FR Doc. 00-3139 Filed 2-9-00; 8:45 am]

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