[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2020)]
[Pages 2744-2745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00593]



Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early 
Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures 
(OMB #0970-0500)

AGENCY: Office of Child Care; Administration for Children and Families; 

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting a 3-year extension of the ACF--Tribal Maternal, Infant, and 
Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program Form 2: Grantee 
Performance Measures (OMB #0970-0500; Expiration date 8/31/2020). There 
are no changes requested to the form.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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.

ADDRESSES: 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: 
[email protected], Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.
    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 
20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 

    Description: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home 
Visiting Program (MIECHV) authorizes the Secretary of HHS (in Section 
511(h)(2)(A)) to award grants to Indian tribes (or a consortium of 
Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations to 
conduct an early childhood home visiting program. The legislation set 
aside 3 percent of the total MIECHV program appropriation for grants to 
tribal entities. Tribal MIECHV grants, to the greatest extent 
practicable, are to be consistent with the requirements of the MIECHV 
grants to states and jurisdictions and include conducting a needs 
assessment and establishing quantifiable, measurable benchmarks.
    The ACF, Office of Child Care, in collaboration with the Health 
Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau, awards grants for the Tribal MIECHV Program. The Tribal MIECHV 
grant awards support 5-year cooperative agreements to conduct community 
needs assessments; plan for and implement high-quality, culturally 
relevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in at-risk tribal 
communities; collect and report on performance measures; and 
participate in research and evaluation activities to build the 
knowledge base on home visiting among Native populations.
    Specifically, the MIECHV legislation requires that State and Tribal 
MIECHV grantees collect performance data to measure improvements for 
eligible families in six specified areas (referred to as ``benchmark 
areas'') that encompass the major goals for the program. These include:
    1. Improved maternal and newborn health;
    2. Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or 
maltreatment, and reduction in emergency department visits;
    3. Improvement in school readiness and achievement;
    4. Reduction in crime or domestic violence;
    5. Improvement in family economic self-sufficiency; and
    6. Improvement in the coordination and referrals for other 
community resources and supports.
    Tribal MIECHV grantees are required to propose a plan for meeting 
the benchmark requirements specified in the legislation and must report 
on improvement on constructs under each benchmark area. Tribal Home 
Visiting (HV) Form 2 will provide a template for Tribal MIECHV grantees 
to report data on their progress in improving performance under the six 
benchmark areas, as stipulated in the legislation.
    ACF will continue to use Tribal HV Form 2 to:
     Track and improve the quality of benchmark measures data 
submitted by the Tribal grantees;
     Improve program monitoring and oversight;
     Improve rigorous data analyses that help to assess the 
effectiveness of the programs and enable ACF to better monitor 
projects; and
     Ensure adequate and timely reporting of program data to 
relevant federal agencies and stakeholders including Congress and 
members of the public.
    Respondents: Tribal MIECHV Program Grantees.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                Annual number    Average burden
                 Instrument                   Total number of    of responses      hours per      Annual burden
                                                respondents     per respondent      response          hours
Tribal MIECHV Form 2........................              23                1              500           11,500

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,500.

    Authority:  Public Law 115-123, Section 511(h)(2)(A) of Title V 
of the Social Security Act.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-00593 Filed 1-15-20; 8:45 am]