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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects:

Title: Head Start Program Information Report.

OMB No.: 0970-0427.

Description: The Office of Head Start within the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, is proposing to renew authority to collect information using the Head Start Program Information Report, monthly enrollments, contacts, locations, and reportable conditions. All information is collected electronically through the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES). The PIR provides information about Head Start and Early Head Start services received by the children and families enrolled in Head Start programs. The information collected in the PIR is used to inform the public about these programs, to make periodic reports to Congress about the status of children in Head Start programs as required by the Head Start Act, and to assist the administration and training/technical assistance of Head Start programs.

Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program grant recipients.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNo. of respondentsNo. of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Head Start Program Information Report3,0411412,164
Grantee Monthly Enrollment Reporting1,773120.051,063.8
Contacts, Locations & Reportable Conditions3,04110.25760.25
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:13,988.05
The estimated burden hours was adjusted to anticipate the increase in number of respondents. See Item 15 of the Supporting Statement for more information.

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 Start Printed Page 31340and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 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 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.

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Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-12695 Filed 5-30-14; 8:45 am]