Title: Child Care and Development Fund Tribal Plan Preprint—ACF-118-A.
OMB No.: 0970-0198.
Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the Plan) for Tribes (Indian Tribes, Tribal consortia and Tribal organizations) is required from each CCDF Lead agency in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as amended (Pub. L. 101-508, Pub. L. 104-193, and 42 U.S.C. 9858). The implementing regulations for the statutorily required Plan are set forth at 45 CFR 98.10 through 98.18. The Plan, submitted on the ACF 118-A, is required biennially, and remains in effect for two years. The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurance about, the Tribal child care program. The ACF 118-A is currently approved through May 31, 2014, making it available to Tribes needing to submit Plan Amendments through the end of the FY 2013 Plan Period. However, on July 1, 2013, Tribes will be required to submit their FY 2014-2015 Plans for approval by September 30, 2013. Consistent with the statute and regulations, ACF requests revision of the ACF 118-A with minor corrections and modifications.
OCC has revised the document to reflect some of the changes made to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. The revised document contains revisions to improve the accuracy and clarity of questions in order to improve the quality of information that is collected.
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. Email address: email@example.com.
Respondents: Tribal CCDF programs (257 total).
Annual Burden Estimates
|Instrument||Number of respondents||Number of responses per
respondent||Average burden hours
per response||Total burden hours|
|CCDF Tribal Plan||257||0.50||120||15,420|
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,420.
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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-25405 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]
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