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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Title: Performance Measurement On-line Tool (PMOTOOL).

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: The Performance Measurement On-line Tool was designed by the Children's Bureau to collect data, in an automated format, from specified discretionary grants funded by the Children's Bureau. The data collected by this instrument will be submitted by individual discretionary grantees funded under the following programs: Abandoned Infants Assistance Program, Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program, Adoption Opportunities Program, Child Abuse and Neglect Program and the Child Welfare Training Program. Grantees will submit this information on a semi-annual basis in conjunction with their semi-annual program progress report.

The purpose of this data collection is to assist the Children's Bureau in responding to the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), an OMB-mandated reporting system that focuses on quantifiable outcome measures, directly related to the expected social impact or public benefit of each federal program. The Children's Bureau will use the aggregated data collected under each federal program. These measurable outcomes will serve as evidence that the federally funded programs are making progress toward achieving broad, legislated program goals.

Respondents: All competitive discretionary grant programs funded by the Children's Bureau.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondent (per fiscal year)Average burden hours per response
Performance Measurement On-line ToolAbandoned Infants Assistance Program—Range 30-3621
Performance Measurement On-line ToolInfant Adoption Awareness Program—Range 4-621
Performance Measurement On-line ToolAdoption Opportunities Program—Range 45-5521
Performance Measurement On-line ToolChild Abuse and Neglect Program—Range 25-3221
Performance Measurement On-line ToolChild Welfare Training Program—Range 45-5521
TotalRange 149-184

In compliance with the requirement 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. The e-mail address is: All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comment 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 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 publication.

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Dated: September 8, 2005.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-18258 Filed 9-13-05; 8:45 am]