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Title: Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment and Plan for Responding to Identified Needs.

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: Section 511(h)(2)(A) of Title V of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 2951 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148, Affordable Care Act or ACA), authorizes the Secretary of HHS to award grants to Indian Tribes (or a consortium of Indian Tribes), Tribal Organizations, or Urban Indian Organizations to conduct an early childhood home visiting program. The legislation sets aside 3 percent of the total ACA Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program appropriation (authorized in Section 511(j)) for grants to Tribal entities and requires that the Tribal grants, to the greatest extent practicable, be consistent with the requirements of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program grants to States and territories (authorized in Section 511(c)), and include conducting a needs assessment and establishing benchmarks.

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care, in Start Printed Page 14671collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, recently awarded grants for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal Home Visiting). The Tribal Home Visiting grant awards will support 5-year cooperative agreements to conduct community needs assessments, plan for and implement high-quality, culturally-relevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in at-risk Tribal communities, and participate in research and evaluation activities to build the knowledge base on home visiting among Native populations.

In Phase 1 (Year 1) of the cooperative agreement, grantees must (1) conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment and (2) develop a plan and begin to build capacity to respond to identified needs. Grantees will be expected to submit the needs assessment and plan for responding to identified needs through an evidence-based home visiting program within 10 months of the Year 1 award date. Grantees may engage in needs assessment, planning, and capacity-building activities during Phase 1, but will not fully implement their plan and/or begin serving children and families through high-quality, evidence-based home visiting programs. Pending successful Phase 1 activities and submission (within 10 months of Year 1 award date) of a non-competing continuation application that includes a needs assessment and approvable plan for responding to identified needs, funds will be provided for Phase 2 (Implementation Phase, Years 2-5)

Respondents: Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Year 1 Grantees.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Needs Assessment and Plan1811001,800

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,800.

Additional Information:

Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@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: 202-395-7285, E-mail: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

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Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-6068 Filed 3-16-11; 8:45 am]

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