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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Comment Request, Continuum of Care Homelessness Assistance Grant Application

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

Comments Due date: February 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB Control number and should be sent to: Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202.402.8048, (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Ms. Deitzer at Lillian.L.Deitzer@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms, or other available information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ann Marie Oliva, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, CPD, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202.402.4497 (this is not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department will submit the proposed information 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: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2506-0112.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Information to be used in the rating, ranking and selection of proposals submitted to HUD by State and local governments, public housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations for awarded funds under the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Competition.

Agency form number: HUD-40090-1, HUD-40090-2, SF-424, HUD-SF-424 SUPP, HUD 2880, HUD-96010, HUD-27300, HUD-2991, HUD-2993, HUD-2994.

Members of affected public: Eligible applicants interested in applying for Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance funds.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: 10,510 responses, per annum (460 × 1 form), 160 hours to prepare HUD-40090-1, (6,700 × 1 form), 29 hours to prepare HUD-40090-2 (3,350 × 1 form), plus 0.50 hours to prepare SF-424, for total of 138,492 hours reporting.

Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement of previously approved collection number expired December 31, 2009.

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

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Dated: December 16, 2008.

Nelson R. Bregon,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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[FR Doc. E8-30607 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]

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