[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 30, 2010)]
[Pages 15691-15692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6959]



Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). 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 the 
collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its 
proposed renewal of ``Application for the President's Higher Education 
Community Service Honor Roll'' which will involve the collection of 
information from institutions of higher education concerning community 
service activities and will provide the basis for the national honor 
roll and awards program. Each year the Honor Roll program includes a 
Special Focus Area that awards excellence in a specific category of 
community service work. This Special Focus Area will fall within the 
Administration's and Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act's (Pub. L. 
111-13) national service priorities: Education, health, clean energy, 
veteran and economic opportunity.
    Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by June 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Learn and Serve America; Attention: Kevin Michael Days, 
Advisor, Higher Education Special Initiatives, Room 9616A; 1201 New 
York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    (3) By fax to: (202) 606-3477, Attention: Kevin Michael Days, 
Advisor, Higher Education Special Initiatives.
    (4) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 606-
3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Michael Days, (202) 606-6899, or 
by e-mail at [email protected].

    The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that:
     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 on 
those who are expected to respond, including 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).


    The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll 
program is designed to identify and reward exemplary higher education 
community service programs and practices. This program helps fulfill 
the Corporation's strategic goals of engaging Americans, particularly 
millions of college students, in service, and ensuring that all higher 
education institutions provide, or stimulate the creation of resources 
to coordinate service, service-learning, and community partnerships. 
Beginning with the fifth year of the Honor Roll program, the 
application will include a special focus area that will highlight the 
national service priorities of the Administration and the Edward M. 
Kennedy Serve America Act, by encouraging higher education 
institutions' efforts to tackle priorities ranging from increasing high 
school graduation rates to fostering economic opportunity.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to renew the current information collection. 
The Corporation is making the following changes to the application and 
guidance for two reasons. First, to better align the program with the 
current Administration's goals for service, (i.e., measuring the impact 
of service in the community, strengthening of civic infrastructures, 
and building the capacities of nonprofits) the focus of the application 
is moving away from individual project descriptions toward 
institutional and long-term support of community service. The 
Corporation is also revising the Special Focus area competition to 
align with the current Administration's and Edward M. Kennedy Serve 
America Act's national service priorities.
    Second, as a result of feedback from respondents from the higher 
education field, we are reducing the number of project descriptions 
within the application and instructing applicants to align their 
project/program descriptions to their institution's overall support for 
community service. These changes will reduce the number of project/
program descriptions from five to three but will include expanded 
opportunity for applicants to demonstrate the connection of this 
service to their larger institutional commitment to service, and the 

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of this service in the targeted community.
    The information collection will otherwise be used in the same 
manner as the existing application. The current application is due to 
expire on June 30, 2010.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Application for the President's Higher Education Community 
Service Honor Roll.
    OMB Number: 3045-0120.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Degree-granting colleges and universities located 
in the U.S. and its territories.
    Total Respondents: 4,500.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Average Time per Response: Averages 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,500 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: March 24, 2010.
Cara Patrick,
Acting Director, Learn and Serve America.
[FR Doc. 2010-6959 Filed 3-29-10; 8:45 am]