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Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: 2022-2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Nomination Form

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Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.


Submission for OMB Review, comment request.


The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. This Notice proposes the clearance of the web-based National Medal for Museum and Library Service Nomination Form. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.


Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before May 22, 2021.

OMB is particular interested in comments that help the agency to:

  • Evaluate 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;
  • 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 used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • 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 (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses).


Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this Notice to​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting “Institute of Museum and Library Services” under “Currently Under Review;” then check “Only Show ICR for Public Comment” checkbox. Once you have found this information collection request, select “Comment,” and enter or upload your comment and information. Alternatively, please mail your written comments to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or call (202) 395-7316.

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Connie Bodner, Ph.D., Director of Grants Policy and Management, Office of Grants Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Bodner can be reached by telephone at 202-653-4636, or by email at Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing (TTY users) can contact IMLS via Federal Relay at 800-877-8339.

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. To learn more, visit

Current Actions: This Notice proposes renewal of the clearance for the web-based form for nominating an organization for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service award for the next three years. The award is the nation's highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Since 1994, IMLS has presented the award to institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to community service. Recipient institutions are honored at an awards ceremony held virtually when necessary and in person in Washington DC when conditions permit. The 60-Day Notice was published in the Federal Register on January 8, 2021 (86 FR 1536). One comment was received.

Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Title of Collection: 2022-2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Nomination Form.

OMB Control Number: 3137-0097.

Agency Number: 3137.

Affected Public: Library and Museum applicants.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 175.

Frequency of Response: Once per year.

Average Hours per Response: 9.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,575.

Total Annual Cost Burden: $47,407.50.

Total Annual Federal Costs: $7,628.25.

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Dated: April 16, 2021.

Kim Miller,

Senior Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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[FR Doc. 2021-08234 Filed 4-20-21; 8:45 am]