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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Notice and request for comments.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.


Comments must be submitted on or before September 7, 2017.


Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100, or email address Or, Everett Yuille, Branch Chief (Systems and Business Support Branch), FEMA, Grant Programs Directorate, Grant Operations Division, at (202) 786-9457.

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This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2017 at 82 FR 22013 with a 60 day public comment period. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that FEMA will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance.

Collection of Information

Title: Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System.

Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection.

OMB Number: 1660-0025.

Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 080-0-0-15, Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System.

Abstract: ND Grants is a web-based grants management system that fulfills FEMA's strategic initiative to consolidate the entire non-disaster grants management lifecycle into a single system. Currently, ND Grants has functionality that supports the grantee application process, award acceptance, amendments, and performance reporting.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,380.

Estimated Number of Responses: 52,598.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,299 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $988,053.43.

Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: There are no annual costs to respondents' operations and maintenance costs for technical services.

Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: There are no annual start-up or capital costs.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: The cost to the Federal Government is $8,244,902.03.


Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be Start Printed Page 37107collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

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Dated: August 2, 2017.

Tammi Hines,

Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2017-16627 Filed 8-7-17; 8:45 am]