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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Head Start Fellows Program.

OMB No.: 0970-0140.

Description: Public Law 103-252, the Human Services Amendments of 1994, amended the Head Start Act (the Act) to authorize the creation of a Head Start Fellows Program to support the professional development of individuals working in the fields of child development and family services. The Act was most recently reauthorized through fiscal year 2003 by the Coats Human Services Amendments of 1998, Public Law 105-285.

Head Start Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to individuals (other than Federal employees) selected from among applicants who are working, on the date of application, in local Head Start programs or otherwise working in the fields of child development and children and family services. The information collected from the applications is used to ensure that individuals selected to be Head Start Fellows have the appropriate experience/skills, and that the training developed for them and the work assigned to them will enhance their ability to make significant contributions to the fields of child development and family services. The information collected is used by program staff and policy makers at the Federal level to make judgments on the progress and needs of the program.

Respondents: 200.Start Printed Page 57432

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours4,800

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 Administration, 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: September 4, 2002.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-22852 Filed 9-9-02; 8:45 am]