[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 15 (Monday, January 24, 2022)]
[Page 3562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01286]



Administration for Children and Families

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Administration for 
Native Americans Project Outcome Assessment Survey; (OMB #0970-0379)

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting a 3-year extension of the form Administration for Native 
Americans (ANA) Project Outcome Assessment Survey (OMB #0970-0379, 
expiration 6/30/2022). There are minor updates and changes requested to 
the form.

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: You can obtain copies of the proposed collection of 
information and submit comments by emailing [email protected]. 
Identify all requests by the title of the information collection.

    Description: The information collected by the Project Outcome 
Assessment Survey is needed for two main reasons: (1) To collect 
crucial information required to report on the ANA established 
Government Performance and Results Act measures, and (2) to properly 
abide by ANA's congressionally mandated statute (42 U.S.C. 2991 et 
seq.) found within the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as 
amended, which states that ANA will evaluate projects assisted through 
ANA grant dollars ``including evaluations that describe and measure the 
impact of such projects, their effectiveness in achieving stated goals, 
their impact on related programs, and their structure and mechanisms 
for delivery of services.'' The information collected with this survey 
will fulfill ANA's statutory requirement and will also serve as an 
important planning and performance tool for ANA.
    Updates to this information collection address the Indian Community 
Economic Enhancement Act of 2020 (Pub. L. 116-261). It also addresses 
the flexibilities and assistance offered under COVID-19 recovery 
    Respondents: Tribal Governments, Native American nonprofit 
organizations, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
ANA Project Outcome Assessment Survey.......              85                1                6              510

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 510.
    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: 42 U.S.C. 2992)

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2022-01286 Filed 1-21-22; 8:45 am]