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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine which applicants are eligible to receive a grant and/or per diem for the homeless.

DATES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 30, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information to Ann Bickoff, Veterans Health Administration (193B1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0554” in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ann Bickoff at (202) 273-8310.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C., 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.

With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.

Title: Homeless Provider Grant and Per Diem Program, VA Form 10-0361.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0554.

Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

Abstract: VA requires the applicant for grants and/or per diem to submit information that assists in the determination of funds to be awarded. The requested information addresses the ability of the organization to effectively administer a program and requires the organization to demonstrate the quality of the project, how the homeless veterans will be targeted, the need for the program, the coordination with other agencies, and the project's cost effectiveness. If this information were not collected, VA would not be able to implement the provisions of public Law 102-592 in a responsible manner.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions—State, Local or Tribal Governments.

Estimated Annual Burden: 38,500 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 35 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,110.

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Dated: August 15, 2000.

Donald L. Neilson,

Director, Information Management Service.

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[FR Doc. 00-22280 Filed 8-30-00; 8:45 am]

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