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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Application

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Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD.


Notice of proposed information collection.


HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: March 30, 2020.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should be Start Printed Page 5014sent to: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone (202) 402-5534 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708-5015 (This is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program.

OMB Approval Number: 2506-0210.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Form Number: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Application (all parts), SF 424, HUD-2991, HUD-2993, HUD-2880, SF-LLL, HUD-50070.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information to be collected will be used to rate applications, to determine eligibility for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program and establish grant amounts. Applicants, which must be state or local governments, or nonprofit organizations will respond to narrative prompts to demonstrate their experience and expertise in providing housing and services to youth experiencing homelessness and to describe their intended program design, that will address the needs for housing and services that will result in housing placement and sufficient income to ensure housing is maintained once assistance discontinues.

Respondents (i.e., affected public): Continuum of Care collaborative applicants, which can be States, local governments, private nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, and community mental health associations that are public nonprofit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 150 applicants, 25 sites submitting project applications and plans.

Estimated Number of Responses: 150 site selection applications, 125 project applications, 25 coordinated community plans.

Frequency of Response: 1 site selection application per applicant, 5 project applications per site, 1 coordinated community plan per site.

Average Hours per Response: Each activity also has a unique associated number of hours of response, ranging from 15 minutes to 240 hours.

Total Estimated Burdens: The total number of hours needed for all reporting is 11,063.05 hours.

Submission documents information collectionNumber of respondentsResponses frequency (average)Total annual responsesBurden hours per responseTotal hoursHourly rateBurden cost per instrument
Component 1. Site Selection
YHDP Site Selection Narratives1501150243,600.00$47.52$171,072.00
SF-424—Application for Federal Assistance1501150.575.0047.523,564.00
OMB-SF-LLL—Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (where applicable)10110.171.7047.5280.78
Nonprofit Certification15011500047.520
Organizations Code of Conduct15011500047.520
Youth Advisory Board Participation Letter1501150.575.0047.523,564.00
Public Child Welfare Agency Commitment Letter15013.575.0047.523,564.00
Acknowledgement of Application Receipt (HUD2993) (only applicants granted waiver to submit a paper application)1012.17.3447.5216.15
Component 2. Project Application
YHDP Project Application Questions25512581,000.0047.5247,520.00
SF-424—Application for Federal Assistance255125.0810.0047.52475.20
HUD-2880—Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report (2510-0011)255125.1721.2547.521,009.80
OMB-SF-LLL—Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (where applicable)155.17.8547.5240.39
Component 3. Coordinated Community Plan
YHDP Plan Narrative251252406,000.0047.52285,120.00
Logic Model25125820047.529,504.00
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Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan (HUD-2991)25125.174.2547.52201.96
Total Application Collection15030011,063.05525,732.28

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.

C. Authority

Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

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Dated: January 15, 2020.

John Bravacos,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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[FR Doc. 2020-01469 Filed 1-27-20; 8:45 am]