[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 197 (Friday, October 15, 2021)]
[Page 57434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22456]

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Administration for Children and Families

[OMB #0970-0198]

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Care and 
Development Fund Plan for Tribes for FY 2023-2025 (ACF-118A)

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 form ACF-118A: Child Care and 
Development Fund for Tribes (OMB #0970-0198, expiration 06/30/2022) for 
FFY 2023-2025. There are changes requested to the form to improve 
formatting, and clarify and streamline questions. ACF is also 
requesting public comment on revising the thresholds used to determine 
tribes with small, medium, and large allocations.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements 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]. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection.

    Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the 
Plan) for Tribes is required from each CCDF Lead Agency in accordance 
with section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 
1990 (CCDBG Act), as amended, CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-186), and 
42 U.S.C. 9858. The Plan, submitted on the ACF-118A, is required 
triennially, and remains in effect for 3 years. The Plan provides ACF 
and the public with a description of and assurance about the tribes' 
child care programs. These Plans are the applications for CCDF funds.
    ACF is also seeking public comment on whether and how to adjust the 
thresholds used to determine allocation sizes for Tribal Lead Agencies. 
We differentiate and exempt some Tribal Lead Agencies from a 
progressive series of CCDF provisions based on three categories of CCDF 
grant allocations--large, medium, and small. However, the current 
thresholds were set based on FFY 2016 allocations. Since then, the 
amount annually appropriated to Tribal Lead Agencies has increased more 
than threefold and ACF is considering adjusting the thresholds 
    Respondents: Tribal CCDF lead agencies.

                                             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
ACF-118A Part I (for all                    260                1             120          31,200          10,400
ACF-118A Part II (for medium                106                1              24           2,544             848
 and large tribes only)........

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,248.
    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: Pub. L. 113-186 and 42 U.S.C. 9858c.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-22456 Filed 10-14-21; 8:45 am]