[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 162 (Thursday, August 20, 2020)]
[Pages 51441-51442]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18219]



Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; 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 30 days of publication. OMB must make a 
decision about 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 within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

SUPPLEMENTARY 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 semi-annual data collection replaces the previous quarterly filing 
requirement of the OPR.
    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

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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 burden
                          Instrument                             Total number of    responses per       hours per       Total burden      Annual burden
                                                                   respondents       respondent         response            hours             hours
Objective Work Plan...........................................               300                 1                 3               900               300
Ongoing Progress Report FY 2020...............................               200                 2                 1               400               133
Ongoing Progress Report FY 2021--Exp. Date....................               200                 4                 2              1600               533
* Burden is annualized over the three year approval period.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 966.

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

John M. Sweet Jr.,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-18219 Filed 8-19-20; 8:45 am]