[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Pages 6573-6574]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03091]



Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Office of Refugee Resettlement Cash and Medical Assistance 
Program Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations.
    OMB No.: 0970-0407.
    Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reimburses, 
to the extent of available appropriations, certain non-federal costs 
for the provision of cash and medical assistance to refugees and other 
eligible persons, along with allowable expenses for the administration 
of the refugee resettlement program at the State level. States, Wilson/
Fish projects (alternative projects for the administration of the 
refugee resettlement program), and State Replacement Designees 
currently submit the ORR-2 Financial Status Report in accordance with 
45 CFR part 92 and 45 CFR part 74. This proposed data collection would 
collect financial status data (i.e., amounts of expenditures and 
obligations) broken down by the four program components: Refugee cash 
assistance, refugee medical assistance, health screening, and services 
for unaccompanied refugee minors as well as by program administration. 
This breakdown of financial status data on expenditures and obligations 
allows ORR to track program expenditures in greater detail to 
anticipate any funding issues and to meet the requirements of ORR 
regulations at 45 CFR 400.211 to collect these data for use in 
estimating annual costs of the refugee resettlement program. ORR must 
implement the methodology at 45 CFR 400.211 each year after receipt of 
its annual appropriation to ensure that the appropriated funds will be 
adequate for assistance to entering refugees. The estimating 
methodology prescribed in the ORR regulations requires the use of 
actual past costs by program component. In the event that the 
methodology indicates that appropriated funds are inadequate, ORR must 
take steps to reduce federal expenses, such as by limiting the number 
of months of eligibility for Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee 
Medical Assistance. This proposed single-page report on expenditures 
and obligations will allow ORR to collect the necessary data to ensure 
that funds are adequate for the projected need and thereby meet the 
requirements of both the Refugee Act and ORR regulations.
    Respondents: State Agencies, the District of Columbia, Replacement 
Designees under 45 CFR 400.301(c), and Wilson-Fish Grantees (State 2 
Agencies) administering or supervising the administration of programs 
under Title IV of the Act.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
ORR Financial Status Report Cash and Medical              57                4             1.50              342
 Assistance Program, Quarterly Report on
 Expenditures and Obligations...............

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 342.
    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research 
and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201. Attention 
Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection. Email address: 
    OMB Comment: 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 directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: 

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Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-03091 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]