Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS.
Request for public comment.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the collection of information under the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR), and the Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS-101) collection (OMB #0970-0426, expiration 1/31/2021). There are minor changes to the APSR, the burden hours for the APSR, and CFS-101 form.
Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.
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Description: Under title IV-B, subparts 1 and 2, of the Social Security Act (the Act), states, territories, and tribes are required to submit a CFSP. The CFSP lays the groundwork for a system of coordinated, integrated, and culturally relevant family services for the subsequent five years (45 CFR 1357.15(a)(1)). The CFSP outlines initiatives and activities the state, tribe or territory will carry out in administering programs and services to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families, including, as applicable, those activities conducted under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Section 477 of the Act); and the state grant authorized by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. By June 30 of each year, Start Printed Page 41588states, territories, and tribes are also required to submit an APSR and a financial report called the CFS-101. The APSR is a yearly report that discusses progress made by a state, territory or tribe in accomplishing the goals and objectives cited in its CFSP (45 CFR 1357.16(a)). The APSR contains new and updated information about service needs and organizational capacities throughout the five-year plan period and, beginning with the submission due on June 30, 2021, will also include information on the use of the Family First Transition Grants and Funding Certainty Grants authorized by the Family First Transition Act included in Public Law (P.L.)116-94. The CFS-101 has three parts. Part I is an annual budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. Part II includes a summary of planned expenditures by program area for the upcoming fiscal year, the estimated number of individuals or families to be served, and the geographical service area. Part III includes actual expenditures by program area, numbers of families and individuals served by program area, and the geographic areas served for the last complete fiscal year. The revisions to the CFS-101 form are to streamline the data entry and to remove from Part III of the CFS-101 requests for prior year estimates on use of funds that are not required by law.
Respondents: States, territories, and tribes must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS-101. Tribes and territories are exempted from the monthly caseworker visits reporting requirement of the CFSP/APSR. There are approximately 180 tribal entities that currently receive IV-B funding. There are 53 states (including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands) that must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS-101. There are a total of 233 possible respondents.
Annual Burden Estimates
|Instrument||Total number of respondents||Total number of responses
per respondent||Average burden
response||Total burden hours||Annual burden hours|
|CFS-101, Part I, II, and III||233||3||5||3,495||1,165|
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27,463.
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John M. Sweet Jr,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-14881 Filed 7-9-20; 8:45 am]
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