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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Child and Family Services Plan, Annual Progress and Services Report, and Budget Request.

OMB No.: 0980-0047.

Description: Under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, of the Social Security Act, States and Indian Tribes are to submit a five year Child and Family Services Plan, an Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), and an annual budget request and estimated expenditure report (CFS-101). The plan is used by States and Indian Tribes to develop and implement services, and describe coordination efforts with other Federal, state and local programs. The APSR is used to provide updates and changes in the goals and services under the five year plan. The CFS-101 will be submitted annually with the APSR to apply for appropriated funds for the next fiscal year. The CFSP also includes the required State plans under seciton 106 of the Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act and section 477 of title IV-E, the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.

Respondents: 300.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Estimated total annual burden hours112,500
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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, SW., Washington, DC 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: January 16, 2002.

Bob Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-1634 Filed 1-22-02; 8:45 am]