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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB No.: 0970-0492)

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AGENCY:

Office of Community Services; Administration for Children and Families; HHS.

ACTION:

Request for public comment.

SUMMARY:

The Administration of Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting a three-year extension with minor changes of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report (OMB No.: 0970-0492, expiration 1/31/2020). This request will support the currently utilized CSBG Annual Report, comprised of Modules 1-4, and incorporates performance management.

DATES:

Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above.

ADDRESSES:

Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description: Module 1 includes minor edits to align with the revised, and OMB approved, CSBG State Plan (OMB No. 0970-0382). Module 2, Module 3, and Module 4 include only technical updates for ease and clarity of current reporting. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained by visiting: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/​programs/​ocs/​programs/​csbg.

Respondents: State governments, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories and CSBG eligible entities (Community Action Agencies).

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentAnnual number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseAnnual burden hours
CSBG Annual Report (States)5211648,528
CSBG Annual Report (Eligible Entities)1,0351242250,470

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 258,998.

Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

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Authority: 112 Stat. 2729; 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).

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Mary B. Jones,

ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-21416 Filed 10-1-19; 8:45 am]

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