Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services.
In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.
Comments on this ICR should be received no later than June 24, 2019.
Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806.
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To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 443-1984.
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Information Collection Request Title: Maternal and Child Health Bureau Performance Measures for Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS), OMB No. 0915-0298—Revision.Start Printed Page 23797
Abstract: This Information Collection Request is for continued approval of performance measures for HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) discretionary grants, specifically, the continued use of reporting requirements for grant programs administered by MCHB in accordance with the “Government Performance and Results Act of 1993” (Pub. L. 103-62). This Act requires the preparation of an annual performance plan covering each program activity set forth in the agency's budget, which includes establishment of measurable goals that may be reported in an annual financial statement to support the linkage of funding decisions with performance. Performance measures for MCHB discretionary grants were initially approved in 2003, and the latest approval was obtained in 2016 for significant revisions. OMB approval is currently being sought to continue the use of performance measures with minor revisions. Most of these measures are specific to certain types of programs and are not required of all grantees. The measures are categorized by domains (Adolescent Health, Capacity Building, Child Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Lifecourse/Crosscutting, Maternal/Women Health, and Perinatal/Infant Health). In addition, there are some program-specific measures. Grant programs are assigned domains based on their activities. HRSA is proposing to make changes to the DGIS to more closely align data collection forms with current program activities. These revisions will facilitate more accurate reporting of descriptive information related to Long-term Trainees in Maternal and Child Health, as well as activities related to Technical Assistance for programs. Proposed changes include the following:
- Trainee Information (Long-term Trainees Only) form:
○ Changes will incorporate options and titles that were omitted from the final submission of the previous OMB package, providing clarification for the reporting of specific descriptive information about Long-term Trainees on the form.
○ Changes will list the following options for “Type”: “Non-Degree Seeking,” “Undergraduate,” “Masters,” “Doctoral,” Post-doctoral,” “Other.”
○ Changes will list the title “Student Status” next to the options for “Part-time student” and “Full-time student.”
- Technical Assistance/Collaboration form:
○ Add a field asking for the “Total number of TA recipients.” This change will allow for better alignment with this data that was previously collected by program, but omitted due to a DGIS paper form error.
○ Add an “Other” category to List B under “Topic of Technical Assistance/Collaboration.” This change would facilitate more accurate data reporting by providing programs an additional category to choose from if their current Technical Assistance activities do not closely align with the existing categories in List B.
A 60-day Federal Register Notice was published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2018 Vol. 83, No. 219, pp. 56353-54). No public comments were received.
Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The performance data collected through the DGIS serves several purposes, including grantee monitoring, program planning, performance reporting, and the ability to demonstrate alignment between MCHB discretionary programs and the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program. This revision will facilitate more accurate reporting of descriptive information related to Long-term Trainees in Maternal and Child Health, as well as activities related to Technical Assistance for programs.
Likely Respondents: The grantees for Maternal and Child Health Bureau Discretionary Grant Programs.
Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.
Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours
|Form name||Number of respondents||Number of responses per
respondent||Total responses||Average burden per
(in hours)||Total burden hours|
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Amy P. McNulty,
Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-10807 Filed 5-22-19; 8:45 am]
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