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Corporation for National and Community Service.




The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled VISTA Revision Concept Paper, Application & Budget Instructions for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Kelly Daly, at (202) 606-6849 or email to Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.


Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register:

(1) By fax to: (202) 395-6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; or

(2) By email to:

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The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • 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;
  • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Propose ways to 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.


A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2013. This comment period ended May 7, 2013. No public comments were received from this Notice.

Description: CNCS is seeking approval of the AmeriCorps VISTA Concept Paper, Application and Budget Instruction forms, which are used by potential and current AmeriCorps VISTA sponsors to request AmeriCorps VISTA members and resources.

Type of Review: Revision.

Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.

Title: Concept Paper, Application, Budget Instructions.

OMB Number: 3045-0038.

Agency Number: None.

Affected Public: Potential and Current AmeriCorps VISTA project sponsors.

Total Respondents: 900.

Frequency: One time for the Concept Paper and annually for the Application and Budget Instructions.

Average Time Per Response: 15 hours.

Estimated Total Burden Hours: 13,500 hours.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.

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Dated: September 16, 2013.

Mary Strasser,

Director, AmeriCorps VISTA.

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[FR Doc. 2013-22970 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]