Title: Child and Family Services Plan, Annual Progress and Services Report, and the CFS-101, Parts I, II and III.
OMB No.: 0980-0047.
Description: Under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, of the Social Security Act (the Act), States, Territories, and Tribes are required to submit a Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP). The CFSP lays the groundwork for a system of coordinated, integrated, and culturally relevant family services for the subsequent five years (45 CFR 1357.15(a)(1)). The CFSP outlines initiatives and activities the State, Tribe or Territory will carry out in administering programs and services to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. By June 30 of each year, States, Territories, and Tribes are also required to submit an Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) and a financial report called the CFS-101. The APSR is a yearly report that discusses progress made by a State, Territory or Tribe in accomplishing the goals and objectives cited in its CFSP (45 CFR 1357.16(a)). The APSR contains new and updated information about service needs and organizational capacities throughout the five-year plan period.
The CFS-101 has three parts. Part I is an annual budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. Part II includes a summary of planned expenditures by program area for the upcoming fiscal year, the estimated number of individuals or families to be served, and the geographical service area. Part III includes actual expenditures by program area, numbers of families and individuals served by program area, and the geographic areas served for the last complete fiscal year. Start Printed Page 14257
The Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 amended Title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, adding a number of requirements that affect reporting through the APSR and the CFS-101. Of particular note, the law added a provision requiring States (excluding Tribes and Territories) to report data on caseworker visits (section 424(e) of the Act). States must provide annual data on 1) the percentage of children in foster care under the responsibility of the State who were visited on a monthly basis by the caseworker handling the case of the child; and 2) the percentage of the visits that occurred in the residence of the child. In addition, by June 30, 2008, States must set target percentages and establish strategies to meet the goal that; by October 1, 2011; at least 90 percent of the children in foster care are visited by their caseworkers on a monthly basis and that the majority of these visits occur in the residence of the child (section 424(e)(2)(A) of the Act).
Respondents: States, Territories, and Tribes must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III. Tribes and Territories are not required to meet the monthly caseworker visits reporting requirement of the APSR. There are approximately 223 Tribal entities that are eligible for title IV-B funding. There are 52 States and Territories that must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS-101. There are a total of 275 possible respondents.
|Instrument||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondent||Average burden hours per response||Total burden hours|
|CFSP||275||1||110.25||30,320/5 years = 6,064|
|CFS-101, Parts I, II, and III||275||1||4.38||1,205|
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32,944
Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.Start Signature
Dated: March 7, 2008.
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-5061 Filed 3-14-08; 8:45 am]
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