[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 27, 1999)]
[Page 22600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-10514]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the 
``Corporation'') has submitted the following public information 
collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of these 
individual ICRs, with applicable supporting documentation, may be 
obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, 
Janice Forney Fisher, (202) 606-5000, extension 275. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 
565-2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through 
    Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and 
Community Service, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316, within 30 days from the date of 
this publication in the Federal Register.
    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 the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
     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 to 
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 submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Project Profile and Volunteer Activity Surveys--FGP, RSVP, 
and SCP.
    OMB Number: 3045-0029.
    Agency Number: 1021-FGP, 1021-RSVP, and 1021-SCP.
    Affected Public: Sponsors for National Senior Service Corps Grants.
    Total Respondents: Estimated at 1,300.
    Frequency: Every Two Years.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 8.1 hours for the Retired and Senior 
Volunteer Program (RSVP), 5.1 hours for the Foster Grandparent Program 
(FGP), and 3.7 hours for the Senior Companion Program (SCP).
    Estimated Annual Reporting or Disclosure Burden: 4,338 hours
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $11,100.
    Total Annualized Burden Costs: $650.


    The Project Profile and Volunteer Activity Survey (PPVA) has served 
for almost two decades as the principal instrument for collecting 
project, volunteer and client demographic, and volunteer assignment 
information from projects funded under three federal programs--RSVP, 
FGP, and SCP, collectively known as the Senior Corps. These data are 
essential to the agency's oversight and management of the programs; 
presentation of specific and aggregate program information to Congress 
and OMB; promulgation of general information on the programs for the 
public, project sponsors, and prospective volunteers; and development 
of technical assistance and training for projects to maximize their 
impact on local community needs.
    In January 1999, the National Senior Service Corps (Senior Corps) 
announced a 60-day review and comment period, ending March 22, 1999, 
during which project sponsors and the public were encouraged to submit 
comments on the proposed PPVA data collection instruments. Existing 
sponsors were provided copies of the draft, concurrent with Federal 
Register publication. The only major proposed revision was to reduce 
the frequency of collection from annually to every two years. Minor 
modifications were proposed to all three instruments as follows: allow 
sponsors to check more than one sponsor type category, add ``Indian 
Tribes'' and ``Volunteer Management Organizations'' to the sponsor type 
listing, add a question on availability of access to the Internet, and 
delete the question on budgeted volunteers/VSYs which can be derived 
elsewhere. Minor modifications to the RSVP instrument were as follows: 
Move Senior Center group programs not providing adult day care to 
category 213, move programs for dropouts to category 334, incorporate 
child literacy programs in category 312, incorporate adult literacy 
programs in category 338, delete category 336 split between categories 
312 and 338 by age. Minor modifications to the FGP and SCP instruments 
were as follows: add a question on how many potential volunteers were 
inelgible due to over-income status; and revise age groupings for the 
stipended programs for better consistency with Census groups, i.e. 60-
64, 65-74, 75-84, 85 and over. For the SCP instrument, ``Nutrition 
Sites'' has been deleted and ``Public Health Agencies'' added as 
station types.
    Fifteen (15) comments were received from almost 1,300 existing 
Senior Corps projects and the public. Nine of the comment (9) were 
pertinent to RSVP only, two (2) to SCP only, one (1) to FGP only, one 
(1) to FGP and SCP, and two (2) to all three programs. Most of the 
comments were favorable, asked questions, or supported retention of 
categories as proposed. Based on the comments received, no changes to 
the proposed instruments were deemed necessary.
    Once approved by OMB, the data collection instruments will be 
completed every two years by all public and private, non-profit 
organizations that receive National Senior Service Corps funds. First 
administration of the instruments is scheduled for 1999.

    Dated: April 21, 1999.
Thomas L. Bryant,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 99-10514 Filed 4-26-99; 8:45 am]