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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Objective Work Plan (OWP), Objective Progress Report (OPR) and Project Abstract.

OMB No.: 0980-0204.

Description: Content changes are being made to the OPR ONLY. The information in the OPR is being collected on a quarterly basis to monitor the performance of grantees and better gauge grantee progress. The standardized format will allow ANA to report results across all its program areas and flag grantees that may need additional training and/or technical assistance to successfully implement their projects.

Following are content changes being made within specific sections of the OPR form:

OBJECTIVE WORK PLAN UPDATE Section: Adding 1st through 4th Quarter (Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4) results for Activities within each Objective. The grantee can continue to add to this form each quarter (rather than on to a new form), reflecting cumulative results throughout the project period rather than just the quarter.

FINANCIAL Section: Add 2 Questions: (1) Provide details on any income generated as a result of ANA project activities; (2) Provide details on any changes made to the budget during the reporting period.

NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND ELDER OPPORTUNITIES Section: Add Question: (1) Request details on any intergenerational activities between grandparents and their grandchildren.

Finally, add a new section (last section) to the form: PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY: (1) Request details on the grantee's intention to continue the project benefits and/or services after the project period has ended.

End of Content Changes to the OPR.

No changes are being made to the OWP or to the Project Abstract (below).

The information collected by the OWP is needed to properly administer and monitor the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) programs within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The OWP assists applicants in describing their projects' objectives and activities, and also assists independent panel reviewers, ANA staff and the ANA Commissioner during the review and funding decision process.

The Project Abstract provides crucial information in a concise format that is utilized by applicants, independent reviewers, ANA staff and the ANA Commissioner.

Respondents: Tribal Government, Native non-profit organizations, Tribal Colleges & Universities

Annual Burden Estimates.

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Project Abstract50010.50250

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,850.

In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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. E-mail address: 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: November 3, 2008.

Janean Chambers,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-26519 Filed 11-5-08; 8:45 am]