[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 163 (Friday, August 21, 2020)]
[Pages 51684-51685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18421]



[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0136]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Formula Grant EASIE Electronic Application System for Indian Education

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department 
of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a revision to an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 

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collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov 
by searching the Docket ID number ED-2020-SCC-0136. Comments submitted 
in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by 
selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, 
or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the 
public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at 
[email protected]. Please include the docket ID number and the title 
of the information collection request when requesting documents or 
submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or 
email and those submitted after the comment period will not be 
accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by 
postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the 
Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, 
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208D, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Crystal Moore, 202-453-5593.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Formula Grant EASIE Electronic Application 
System for Indian Education.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0021.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Organizations.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 11,300.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 7,050.
    Abstract: The Indian Education Formula Grant (CFDA 84.060A) 
requires the annual submission of the application from the local 
educational agency and/or tribe. The amount of each applicant's award 
is determined by formula, based upon the reported number of American 
Indian/Alaska Native students identified in the application, the state 
per pupil expenditure, and the total appropriation available. 
Applicants provide the data required for funding electronically, and 
the Office of Indian Education (OIE) is able to apply electronic tools 
to facilitate the review and analysis leading to grant awards. This 
change request will result in a reduction in burden of 1,950 hours and 
$39,000 for the public. The change in burden is due to technical 
changes in the forms that made them electronically fillable and a 
reduction in the number of questions in the collection.

    Dated: August 18, 2020.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2020-18421 Filed 8-20-20; 8:45 am]