[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 207 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65764-65765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27239]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: National Center on Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships 
(NCEHS-CCP) Evaluation.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in 
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded 275 Early 
Head Start expansion and Early Head Start-child care partnership grants 
(EHS-CCP) in 50 states; Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; and the Northern 
Mariana Islands. These grants will allow new or existing Early Head 
Start programs to partner with local child care centers and family 
child care providers to expand high-quality early learning 
opportunities for infants and toddlers from low-income families.
    NCEHS-CCP will support the effective implementation of new EHS-CCP 
grants by disseminating information through training and technical 
assistance (T/TA) and resources and materials. NCEHS-CCP is primarily 
targeted to T/TA providers working directly with the EHS-CCP grantees 
(including Office of Head Start (OHS) and Office of Child Care (OCC) 
National Centers, regional training and technical assistance (T/TA) 
specialists, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants). State 
and federal agencies (including OHS and OCC federal staff, Child Care 
and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, Head Start State and 
National Collaboration directors), as well as EHS-CCP grantees will 
also find helpful information on partnerships through NCEHS-CCP's 
resources.
    The NCEHS-CCP at ZERO TO THREE is proposing to conduct a 
descriptive study of NCEHS-CCP that will provide information that will 
document the activities and progress of NCEHS-CCP toward its goals and 
objectives. Findings from the evaluation will be translated into action 
steps to inform continuous quality improvement of NCEHS-CCP.
    The proposed data collection activities for the descriptive study 
of NCEHS-CCP will include the following components:
     Stakeholder survey. Web-based surveys will be conducted in 
the spring of 2016 and 2018 with key stakeholders (including OHS and 
OCC federal and national center staff, regional T/TA specialists, CCDF 
administrators, Head Start state and national collaboration office 
directors, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants). The 
stakeholder survey will collect information about the types of support 
they received from NCEHS-CCP in the past year, their satisfaction with 
the support, how the T/TA informed their work with EHS CCP grantees, 
and how support could be improved.
     Stakeholder telephone interviews. Semi-structured 
telephone interviews will be conducted in spring of 2017 and 2019 with 
a purposively selected subgroup of stakeholders that complete the 
stakeholder survey. The interviews will explore in more detail the 
types of T/TA support participants received from NCEHS-CCP, how that 
support has informed their work with EHS-CCP grantees, their 
satisfaction with the support, successes and challenges, and 
suggestions for improvement.
    This 60-Day Federal Register Notice covers the data collection 
activities for NCEHS-CCP and requests clearance for (1) the stakeholder 
survey, and (2) the stakeholder telephone interviews.
    Respondents: Respondents include OHS and OCC federal and national 
center staff, regional T/TA specialists, CCDF administrators, Head 
Start state and national collaboration office directors, and 
implementation planners and fiscal consultants.
    Annual Burden Estimates: The following instruments are proposed for 
public comment under this 60-Day Federal Register Notice.

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                                                  Annual  number
                                   Total number    of  responses     Number of        Average      Annual burden
           Instrument             of respondents        per        responses per   burden hours        hours
                                                    respondent      respondent     per response
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Stakeholder survey..............             350               1               2              .5             175
Stakeholder telephone interviews             150               1               1             1.0              75
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    Estimated annual burden total: 250.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447,

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Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
[email protected]. All requests should be identified by 
the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-27239 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]
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