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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Promise Zones

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: May 29, 2014.


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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email:

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Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A.Start Printed Page 24000

The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on February 26, 2014.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Promise Zones.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0279.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Form Number: Pending Assignment.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Under the Promise Zones initiative, the federal government will invest and partner with high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities to create jobs, increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, and reduce violent crime. Additional information about the Promise Zones initiative can be found at​promisezones, and questions can be addressed to This notice estimates burden for applying for the designation.

Respondents (i.e. affected public): Local or Tribal Governments.

Information collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseResponses per annumBurden hour per responseAnnual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
Optional Notification of Intent to Apply300111300$40$12,000
Qualifying Criteria/Need Narrative3001139004036,000
Local leadership support—Documentation30011412004048,000
Need—Poverty rate3001113004012,000
Need—Crime rate3001139004036,000
Need—Employment rate3001113004012,000
Need—Vacancy rate3001113004012,000
Strategy—Community Assets and Neighborhood Position, Mapping30011618004072,000
Strategy—Narrative and Template3001110300040120,000
Strategy—Sustainability and financial feasibility30011515004060,000
Capacity—Lead documentation3001139004036,000
Capacity—Partner documentation30011412004048,000
Capacity—Partner Organization Chart3001139004036,000
Capacity—Local government3001139004036,000
Capacity—Partnership commitments documentation3001110300040120,000

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

(1) 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) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Ways to 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.

HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35

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Dated: April 23, 2014.

Colette Pollard,

Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-09720 Filed 4-28-14; 8:45 am]