[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 222 (Monday, November 22, 2021)]
[Pages 66314-66315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25408]



Administration for Children and Families

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Maternal, 
Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 1: Demographic 
and Service Utilization Data (OMB #0970-0389)

AGENCY: Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, 

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal 
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program's 
Form 1: Demographic and Service Utilization Data (OMB #0970-0389; 
expiration 6/30/2022). There are minor updates to the existing Form 1.

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]. Identify all requests by the title of the 
information collection.

    Description: Section 511(h)(2)(A) of Title V of the Social Security 
Act created the MIECHV Program and authorizes the Secretary of HHS to 
award grants to Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), 
tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations to conduct an early 
childhood home visiting program. The legislation set aside 3 percent of 
the total MIECHV program appropriation for grants to tribal entities. 
Tribal MIECHV grants, to the greatest extent practicable, are to be 
consistent with the requirements of the MIECHV grants to states and 
jurisdictions and include conducting a needs assessment and 
establishing quantifiable, measurable benchmarks.
    ACF's OCC, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services 
Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, awards grants for the 
Tribal MIECHV Program. The Tribal MIECHV grant awards support 5-year 
cooperative agreements to conduct community needs assessments; plan for 
and implement high-quality, culturally relevant, evidence-based home 
visiting programs in at-risk tribal communities; and participate in 
research and evaluation activities to build the knowledge base on home 
visiting among Native populations.
    In Year 1 of the cooperative agreement, grantees must (1) conduct a 
comprehensive community needs and readiness assessment, and (2) develop 
a plan to respond to identified needs. Following each year that Tribal 
MIECHV grantees implement home visiting services, they must submit Form 
1: Demographic and Service Utilization Data. The Form 1 data are used 
to help ACF better understand the population receiving services from 
Tribal MIECHV grantees and the degree to which they are using services, 
as well as better understand the Tribal MIECHV workforce. Overall, this 
information collection will provide valuable information to HHS that 
will guide understanding of the Tribal MIECHV Program and the provision 
of technical assistance to Tribal MIECHV Program grantees. Changes from 
the previous form are minor, including adding a virtual home visit 
field and revising certain terms and definitions to make reporting on 
the areas more concise and easier for grantees to report.
    Respondents: Tribal MIECHV Program Grantees.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                Annual number    Average burden
                 Instrument                   Total number of    of responses      hours per      Annual burden
                                                respondents     per respondent      response          hours
Tribal MIECHV Form 1........................              23                1              500           11,500

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,500.
    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: Title V of the Social Security Act, sections 
511(e)(8)(A) and 511(h)(2)(A).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-25408 Filed 11-19-21; 8:45 am]