[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 114 (Friday, June 12, 2020)]
[Pages 35935-35936]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12739]



Administration for Children and Families

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Administration for 
Native Americans (ANA) Ongoing Progress Report (OPR) and Objective Work 
Plan (OWP)

AGENCY: Administration for Native Americans, Administration for 
Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) 
Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is requesting a revision to 
the information collection: Ongoing Progress Report (OPR) and the 
Objective Work Plan (OWP) (OMB #0970-0452). Changes are proposed to 
reduce the burden on the public by combining ANA's Annual Data Report 
(OMB #0970-0475) with the OPR.

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: Content changes are being made to the currently 
approved OPR. ANA will continue to use the currently approved OPR with 
minimal changes to the instructions for the remainder of fiscal year 
(FY) 2020 and will use the modified OPR beginning FY 2021. The modified 
OPR combines ANA's Annual Data Report (OMB #0970-0475) with the OPR. 
The information in the OPR is collected on a semi-annual basis to 
monitor the performance of grantees and better gauge grantee progress.
    The OPR information collection is conducted in accordance with Sec. 
811 [42 U.S.C. 2992] of the Native American Programs Act and will allow 
ANA to report quantifiable results across all program areas. It also 
provides grantees with parameters for reporting their progress and 
helps ANA better monitor and determine the effectiveness of their 
    There are no changes proposed to the OWP. The OWP information 
collection is conducted in accordance with 42 U.S.C. of the Native 
American Programs Act of 1972, as amended. This collection is necessary 
to evaluate applications for financial assistance and determine the 
relative merits of the projects for which such assistance is requested, 
as set forth in Sec. 806 [42 U.S.C. 2991d-1](a)(1).
    Respondents: Federally and state-recognized tribes, Native Pacific 
Islanders, Tribal Colleges and Universities, native non-profits, and 

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                 Total number of      Average
          Instrument             Total number    responses  per    burden hours    Total burden    Annual burden
                                of respondents     respondent      per response        hours          hours *
Objective Work Plan...........             300                 1               3             900             300
Ongoing Progress Report FY                 200                 2               1             400             133
Ongoing Progress Report FY                 200                 4               2            1600             533
 2021--Exp. Date..............
* Burden is annualized over the three year approval period.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 966.
    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

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technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions 
submitted within 60 days of this publication.

    Authority: Sec. 806 [42 U.S.C. 2991d-1](a)(1) and Sec. 811 [42 
U.S.C. 2992].

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-12739 Filed 6-11-20; 8:45 am]