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Proposed Projects:

Title: Project LAUNCH Cross-Site Evaluation.

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is planning to collect data as part of a cross-site evaluation of a new initiative called Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health): Project LAUNCH is intended to promote the healthy development and wellness of children ages birth to eight years. A total of 18 Project LAUNCH grantees will be funded to improve coordination among child-serving systems, build infrastructure, and improve methods for providing services. Grantees will also implement a range of public health strategies to support young child wellness in a designated locality.

Data for the cross-site evaluation of Project LAUNCH will be collected through: (1) Interviews conducted during annual site visits to Project LAUNCH grantees, and (2) semi-annual reports that will be submitted electronically on a Web-based data-entry system. Information will be collected from all Project LAUNCH grantees.

During annual site visits, researchers will conduct interviews with Project LAUNCH service providers and collaborators in States/Tribes and local communities of focus. Site visitors will ask program administrators questions about all Project LAUNCH activities, including: infrastructure development; collaboration and coordination among partner agencies, organizations, and service providers; and development, implementation, and refinement of service strategies.

As part of the proposed data collection, Project LAUNCH staff will be asked to submit semi-annual electronic reports on State/Tribal and local Start Printed Page 49383systems development and on services that children and families receive. The electronic data reports also will collect data about other Project LAUNCH-funded service enhancements, such as trainings, Project LAUNCH systems change activities, and changes in provider settings. Information provided in these reports will be aggregated on a quarterly basis, and reported semi-annually.

Respondents: State/Tribal Child Wellness Coordinator, State/Tribal Wellness Council Members, State ECCS Project Director, Local Child Wellness Coordinator, Local Wellness Council Members, Local Evaluator, and Local Service Providers.

Annual Burden Estimates'>

InstrumentAnnual number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseEstimated annual burden hours
Site Visit Interview Guide21611.25270
Electronic Data Reporting: Systems Measures1824144
Electronic Data Reporting: Services Measures1828288

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 702 hours.

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: OPREinfocol1ection@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: September 17, 2009.

Seth F. Chamberlain,

OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-23242 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]

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