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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability for the Transformation Initiative: Natural Experiment Grant Program

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, 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:

Comment Due Date September 9, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8230, Washington, DC 20410.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Wendy Chi, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; via telephone (202) 402-6534 (this is not a toll-free number); via e-mail at Wendy.Y.Chi@hud.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will submit the proposed extension of 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: Transformation Initiative: Natural Experiment Grant Program.

OMB Control Number: 2528-XXXX.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information is being collected to select applicants for award in this statutorily created competitive grant program and to monitor performance of grantees to ensure they meet statutory and program goals and requirements.

Agency form numbers: SF-424, SF-424 Supplemental, HUD-424-CB, SF-LLL, HUD-2880, HUD-2993, HUD-96010 and HUD-96011. http://portal.hud.gov/​portal/​page/​portal/​HUD/​program_​offices/​administration/​hudclips/​forms.

Members of affected public: Nonprofit organizations, foundations, think tanks, consortia, Institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Information pursuant to grant award will be submitted once a year. The following chart details the respondent burden on a quarterly and annual basis:Start Printed Page 40741

Number of respondentsTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
Applicants202042840
Quarterly Reports5206120
Final Reports55630
Recordkeeping55420
Total3550581010

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 1010.

Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval.

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Authority: U.S. Code Title 12 1701z; Research and demonstrations.

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Dated: July 1, 2011.

Raphael W. Bostic,

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

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[FR Doc. 2011-17312 Filed 7-8-11; 8:45 am]

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