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Proposed Project:

Title: Compassion Capital Fund Impact Evaluation.

OMB No.: 0970-0293.

Description: This proposed information collection activity is an extension of the follow-up survey of faith-based and community organizations participating in the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) Impact Evaluation. The currently approved information collection will expire on December 31, 2008. This information collection request will include the agency's request for an extension of the initial survey instruments for an additional three years.

The CCF evaluation is an important opportunity to examine the effectiveness of the Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration program in meeting its objective of improving the capacity of faith-based and community organizations. The evaluation includes selected CCF-funded intermediary organizations that provide capacity-building services and the faith-based and community organizations that sought those services. The follow-up survey will be used to collect information from the faith-based and community-based organizations on various areas of organizational capacity.

The study design includes the random assignment of faith-based and community organizations to either a treatment group that receives capacity-building services from a CCF intermediary grantee or to a control group that does not. The impact of the services provided by intermediaries, primarily through sub-awards and/or technical assistance (TA), will be determined by comparing the changes reported through the survey in organizational and service capacity of the recipient organizations with those of the control group.

Respondents: Faith-based and community organizations included in the CCF impact evaluation.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal annual burden hours
Follow-up Survey4551.42191

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 191.

Additional Information:

Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

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.

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Dated: October 9, 2008.

Brendan C. Kelly,

OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-24616 Filed 10-16-08; 8:45 am]

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