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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Choice Neighborhoods

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD.




HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: January 16, 2015.


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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington.

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This notice informs the public that HUD is Start Printed Page 68461seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Choice Neighborhoods.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0269.

Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.

Form Number: SF-424, SF-LLL, HUD 2880, HUD 96010, HUD 96011, HUD 53150, HUD 53152, HUD 53232, HUD 53153, HUD 53151, HUD 53154, HUD 53156, HUD-53233, HUD-53234, HUD-53238, HUD-53231, HUD-53235, HUD-53237, HUD-53236, HUD-53239, HUD-53240, HUD-53230, HUD-53421, HUD-2530, HUD-2991, HUD-2995, HUD-60002, HUD-52515.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collection is required to administer the Choice Neighborhoods program, including applying for funds and grantee reporting.

Respondents: Potential applicants and grantees (which would include local governments, tribal entities, public housing authorities, nonprofits, and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity).

Estimated Number of Respondents: 251 annually.

Estimated Number of Responses: 531 annually.

Frequency of Response: Frequency of response varies depending on what information is being provided (e.g., once per year for applications and four times per year for grantee reporting).

Average Hours per Response: Average hours per response varies depending on what information is being provided (e.g., Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant application: 73.76; Choice Neighborhoods Planning grant application: 37.76; Choice Neighborhoods information collections unrelated to the NOFA, including grantee reporting: 13.58).

Total Estimated Burdens: Total burden hours is estimated to be 9,924. Total burden cost is estimated to be $396,979.

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: October 7, 2014.

Merrie Nichols-Dixon,

Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.

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[FR Doc. 2014-27163 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]