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Title: Center for States Evaluation Ancillary Data Collection.

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: The Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, Center for States is sponsored by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of this evaluation is to respond to a set of cross-cutting evaluation questions posed by the Children's Bureau. This new information collection is an ancillary part of a larger data collection effort being conducted for the evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. Two groups of instruments for the larger evaluation have already been submitted, and requests for clearance have been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (see Federal Register Volume 80, No. 211, November 2, 2015; Federal Register Volume 81, No. 41, March 2, 2016; Federal Register Volume 81, No. 111, June 9, 2016; Federal Register Volume 81, No. 186, September 26, 2016), with the first group of instruments approved on August 31, 2016. This notice details a group of instruments that are specific only to the Center for States. The instruments focus on (1) evaluating an innovative approach to engaging professionals in networking and professional development through virtual conferences, (2) understanding fidelity to and effectiveness of the Center for States' Capacity Building Model, and (3) capturing consistent information during the updated annual assessment process focused on related contextual issues impacting potential service delivery such as implementation of new legislation.

Respondents: Respondents of these data collection instruments will include child welfare agency staff and stakeholders who directly receive services.Start Printed Page 20896

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal annual burden hours
Child Welfare Virtual Conference Session Surveys8006.08384
Child Welfare Virtual Conference Focus Group Guide301130
Child Welfare Virtual Conference Interview Guide201.510
Child Welfare Virtual Conference Registration Form15001.0345
Child Welfare Virtual Conference Exit Survey5001.1680
Tailored Services Practice Model Survey2001.1224
Assessment Observation—Group Debrief1141.2528.5
Service Delivery and Tracking and Adjustment Observation—Group Debrief1601.2540
Assessment and Service Delivery State Lead Interviews—Supplemental Questions501.525
Annual Assessment Update (8 systematic questions)571.084.56

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 671.06.

Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Attention Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

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Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2017-08961 Filed 5-3-17; 8:45 am]

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