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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Instructions for AmeriCorps State and National Competitive New and Continuation

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Corporation for National and Community Service.


Notice of information collection; request for comment.


The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Application Instructions for AmeriCorps State and National Competitive New and Continuation for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.


Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by July 31, 2020.


Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this Notice to the Attention: CNCS Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806.

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Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Arminda Pappas, at 202-606-6659 or by email to

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The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • 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;
  • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Propose ways to 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.


A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2020 at 85 FR 19459. This comment period ended June 8, 2020. No public comments were received in response to this Notice.

Title of Collection: Application Instructions for AmeriCorps State and National Competitive New and Continuation.

OMB Control Number: 3045-0047.

Type of Review: Renewal.

Respondents/Affected Public: Organizations and State, Local or Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 450.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 18,000.

Abstract: The application instructions conform to the Corporation for National and Community Service's online grant application system, eGrants, which applicants must use to respond to CNCS Notices of Funding Opportunities. CNCS seeks to renew the current Start Printed Page 39540information collection. The revisions are intended to streamline the application process. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on 06/30/2020.

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Dated: June 25, 2020.

Arminda Pappas,

Grant Review Manager.

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[FR Doc. 2020-14107 Filed 6-30-20; 8:45 am]