[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)]
[Page 20691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07819]



Administration for Children and Families

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Guidance for Tribal 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (OMB #0970-0157)

AGENCY: Office of Family Assistance; Administration for Children and 
Families; HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting a 3-year extension of form ACF-123: Guidance for Tribal 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (OMB #0970-0157, 
expiration date: 6/30/2020). There are minor clarifying changes 
requested to the guidance.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects 
of the information collection described above.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be 
obtained and comments may be forwarded 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 (OPRE), 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: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act) 
requires each Indian tribe that elects to administer and operate a TANF 
program to submit a TANF Tribal Plan. The TANF Tribal Plan is a 
mandatory statement submitted to the Secretary of HHS by the Indian 
tribe, which consists of an outline of how the Indian tribes' TANF 
program will be administered and operated. It is used by the Secretary 
to determine whether the plan is approvable and to determine that the 
Indian tribe is eligible to receive a TANF assistance grant. It is also 
made available to the public.
    Respondents: Indian tribes applying to operate a TANF program and 
to renew their Tribal Family Assistance Plan.

                                                                 Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                                     Total number of    Average burden
                           Instrument                             Total number of     responses per       hours per       Total burden    Annual burden
                                                                    respondents         respondent         response          hours            hours
Guidance For The Tribal Temporary Assistance For Needy Families                75                  1               68            5,100             1700
 (TANF) Program................................................

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1700.
    Comments: 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.

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 612.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-07819 Filed 4-13-20; 8:45 am]