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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Re-entry Assistance Program

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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: April 6, 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: 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 at Colette 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.

The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on December 31, 2014 at 79 FR 78897.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Re-entry Assistance Program.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-New.

Type of Request: New collection.

Form Number: N/A

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Reentry Assistance Program Information Collection represents a new information request. The OMB approval number for this collection is pending. The information provided by the eligible applicants will be reviewed and evaluated by HUD. The information to be collected by HUD will be used to preliminarily rate applications, to determine eligibility for the Reentry Assistance Program Grant Competition and to establish grant amounts. The Reentry Assistance Program Grant Competition Application will be used to determine eligibility and funding for recipients. Respondents of this information collection will be public housing agencies and/or their partners. Forms for this information collection are under development, however it is anticipated that applicants will provide quantitative and qualitative data as well as narrative information for evaluation.

Respondents (i.e. affected public): State, Local or Tribal Government.

FormNumber of respondentsResponse/yearTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
SF424-Application for Federal Assistance2,50012,5000.51,250
SF425-Federal Financial Report20012001.0200
HUD 96011—Facsimile Transmittal (OMB No. 2535-0118)20012001.0200
Reentry Assistance Application—Narrative (Strategy, Approach, Match, Budget)200120080.016,000
HUD 96010—Logic Model (OMB No. 2535-0114)200120040.08,000
HUD2991 (Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan (OMB No. 2506-0112)20012001.0200
Partnership Agreement between PHA and partners200120040.08,000
Subtotal Application:163.533,850
HUD-1044—Grant Agreement17.
Quarterly Performance Report (Narrative and Data)
HUD27061 Race and Ethnic Data17.
Subtotal (Program Reporting/Recordkeeping7.0323
Total Burden170.534,173

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: February 27, 2015.

Colette Pollard,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-05283 Filed 3-5-15; 8:45 am]