Department of Education.
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 17, 2011.
Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-5806 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.Start Signature
Dated: September 12, 2011.
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
Office of the Secretary
Type of Review: Extension.
Title of Collection: Generic Application Package for Discretionary Grant Programs.
OMB Control Number: 1894-0006.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: New Awards.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; private sector; State, Local or Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 9,836.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 446,089.
Abstract: The Department of Education (ED) is requesting an extension of the approval for the Generic Application Package that numerous ED discretionary grant programs use to provide applicants the generic forms and information needed to apply for new grants under those grant program competitions.
ED will use this Generic Application package for discretionary grant programs that: (1) Use the standard ED or Federal-wide grant application forms that have been cleared separately through OMB and (2) use selection criteria from the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR); statutory selection criteria or a combination of EDGAR and statutory selection criteria authorized under EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.200. The use of the standard ED grant application forms and the use of EDGAR and/or statutory selection criteria promote the standardization and streamlining of ED discretionary grant application packages.
Copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site at http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 4652. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments ” to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.End Supplemental Information
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