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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) Phase 1 and Phase 2 Application and Community Development Block Grant National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) Pre- and Post-Award Planning and Reporting Requirements in the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: March 4, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

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: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email at Colette Pollard @hud.gov 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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on October 20, 2014.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) and Community Start Printed Page 5571Development Block Grant National Disaster Recovery (CDBG-NDR) Pre- and Post-Award planning and reporting requirements in the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) system.

OMB Approval Number: 2506-0203.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Form Number: Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424). Applicants must include the nine digit zip code (zip code plus four digits) associated to the applicant address in box 8d of the SF424. The DUNS number used must have an active registration in SAM.

Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL). If this form does not apply, applicants will indicate that (e.g., writing “N/A”) on the form and submit it with their applications.

Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report (form HUD-2880) (“HUD Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report”);

Facsimile Transmittal Form on Grants.gov (HUD-96011). Third Party Documentation Facsimile Transmittal, if applicable.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information describes the application requirements of National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The data required includes narratives, attachments and standard forms needed to respond to thresholds, rating factors, and other criteria in the Phase 1 and 2 NOFA applications. Successful Phase 1 applicants will be invited to submit more detailed Phase 2 applications, which will determine Community Development Block Grant National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) funding awards. CDBG-NDR awardees will be required to submit Action Plans, Quarterly Performance Reports (QPRs) and vouchers for payment in HUD's Disaster Recovery Grants Reporting (DRGR) system.

In response to comments received during the 60-day Federal Register notice for this Submission, HUD has added a new checklist for the Most-Impacted and Distressed Threshold response to the NDRC NOFA application requirements. An additional 2 hours were added to the burden hours for the Threshold response in each of Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Respondents are eligible local and State governments that experienced a presidentially-declared major disaster during 2011-2013 as identified in the CDBG-NDR NOFA.

Total Estimated Burdens:

Full NDRC Phase 1 application
Description of information collectionNumber of respondentsNumber of responsesTotal number of responsesHours per responseTotal hoursCost per responseTotal cost
Phase 1 Threshold Determination67167372,479$1,288$86,269
Factor Narratives and Attachments671671208,0404,176279,792
SF-42467000000
SF-LLL67000000
HUD-28806716742689625,835
HUD-96011671670.032167
Total Phase 1 Paperwork Burden67426816110,7895,561391,963
Full NDRC Phase 2 application
Description of information collectionNumber of respondents **Number of responsesTotal number of responsesHours per responseTotal hoursCost per responseTotal cost
Phase 2 Threshold Determination67169352,4151,21884,042
Factor Narratives and Attachments6716715010,0505,220349,740
SF-42467000000
SF-LLL67000000
HUD-28806716742689625,835
HUD-96011671670.032167
Total Phase 2 Paperwork Burden67427018912,7356,535459,684
* Based number of hours per response at GS-13 salary of $34.80/hr.
** Maximum if all eligible Phase 1 Applicants apply and are invited to submit Phase 2 applications.
CDBG-NDR Information collection in DRGR
Description of information collectionNumber of respondents *Number of responsesTotal number of responsesHours per responseTotal hoursCost per response **Total cost
PRE-AWARD SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Non-recurring:
Published Action Plan67167402,680$1,392$93,264
SF 42467167167352,345
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Procurement, Financial Controls and DOB documentation67167640220914,003
Performance and Financial Projections67167853627818,626
POST-AWARD
Grant Agreement (HUD 40092)67167167352,345
Grantee's Written Agreements67167533517411,658
DRGR Activation, Activity Set-Up and Completion671671067034823,316
Total Pre- And Post-Award Paperwork Burden677469714,7572,471165,557
REPORTING (Annual)
Recurring:
Average Sized Grants Online Quarterly Reporting via DRGR67426892,41231383,884
Average-Sized Grants Online Voucher Submissions67191,2730.22280810,184
Total Annual Reporting Paperwork Burden67231,5419.2214,208349537,809
Total CDBG-NDR Paperwork Burden (Pre- and Post- Award and Reporting)67302,010N/A18,965N/A703,366
* Maximum if all eligible Phase 1 Applicants apply and are invited to submit Phase 2 applications.
** Based number of hours per response at GS-13 salary of $34.80/hr.

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: January 23, 2015.

Colette Pollard,

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

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