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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Performance Measurement On-line Tool (PMOTOOL).

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: The Performance Measurement On-line Tool was designed by the Children's Bureau to collect data, in an automated format, from specified discretionary grants funded by the Children's Bureau. The data collected by this instrument will be submitted by individual discretionary grantees funded under the following programs:

Abandoned Infants Assistance Program, Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program, Adoption Opportunities Program, Child Abuse and Neglect Program and the Child Welfare Training Program. Grantees will submit this information on a semi-annual basis in conjunction with their semi-annual program progress report.

The purpose of this data collection is to assist the Children's Bureau in responding to the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), an OMB-mandated reporting system that focuses on quantifiable outcome measures, directly related to the expected social impact or public benefit of each federal program. The Children's Bureau will use the aggregated data collected under each federal program. These measurable outcomes will serve as evidence that the federally funded programs are making progress toward achieving broad, legislated program goals.

Respondents: All competitive discretionary grant programs funded by the Children's Bureau.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Performance Measurement On-line Tool/Abandoned Infants Assistance Program362172
Performance Measurement On-line Tool/Infant Adoption Awareness Program62112
Performance Measurement On-Line/Adoption Opportunities Program5521110
Performance Measurement Online Tool/Child Abuse and Neglect Program322164
Performance Measurement On Line Tool/Child Welfare Training Program5521110

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 368

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: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. 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: May 27, 2009.

Janean Chambers,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-12670 Filed 6-1-09; 8:45 am]

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