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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability for the Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships: Community Design Program

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Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.




The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comment Due Date: January 30, 2006.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8228, Washington, DC 20410.

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Susan Brunson, 202-708-3061, ext. 3852 (this is not a toll-free number), for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents.

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This Notice informs the public that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will submit the proposed collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).

This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses).

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Notice of Funding Availability for the Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships: Community Design Program.

OMB Control Number: Pending.

Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The information is being collected to select applicant for award in the competitive grant program and to monitor performance of grantees to ensure they meet statutory program goals and requirements.

Agency Form Numbers: SF-424, SF-424-Supplemental, HUD-424-CB, SF-LLL, HUD-27300, HUD-2880, and HUD-96010.

Members of the Affected Public: Public or private accredited nonprofit institutions of higher education granting associate degrees or higher in architecture, urban planning and design, or construction.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Information subsequent to grant award will be submitted once a year. The following chart details the respondent burden on a semi-annual basis:

Number of respondentsTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
Semi-Annual Reports101016160
Final Reports101016160

Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval.

Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: November 14, 2005.

Darlene F. Williams,

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

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[FR Doc. 05-23386 Filed 11-28-05; 8:45 am]