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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Community-Based Family Resource and Support Program.

OMB No.: 0970-0155 expired 05/31/2001.

Description: The Program Instruction, prepared in response to the enactment of the Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grants (CBFRS), as set forth in Title II of Pub. L. 104-235, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 1996, and in the process of reauthorization, provides direction to the States and Territories to accomplish the purposes of (1) supporting State efforts to develop, operate, expand and enhance a network of community-based, prevention focused, family resource and support programs that coordinate resources among existing human service organizations within the State; and (2) fostering an understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of diverse populations in order to be effective in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. This Program Instruction contains information collection requirements that are found in Pub. L. 104-235 at Sections 202(1)(A); 202(1)(B); 203(b)(1)(B); 205; 207; and pursuant to receiving a grant award. The information submitted will be used by the agency to ensure compliance with the statute, complete the calculation of the grant award entitlement, and provide training and technical assistance to the grantee.

Respondents: State Government.

Annual Burden Estimates: Start Printed Page 51675

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Annual Report521241248
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours3328

In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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 Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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.

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Dated: October 2, 2001.

Bob Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-25421 Filed 10-9-01; 8:45 am]