[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 2, 2022)]
[Pages 5823-5824]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02157]



Administration for Children and Families

[OMB #0970-0389]

Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early 
Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 1: Demographic and Service 
Utilization Data

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

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Data (OMB #0970-0389; expiration 6/30/2022). There are minor updates to 
the existing Form 1.

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. You can 
also obtain copies of the proposed collection of information by 
emailing [email protected]. Identify all emailed 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 responses per     hours  per     Annual  burden
                                              of respondents     respondent         response          hours
Tribal MIECHV Form 1.......................              23                 1              500           11,500

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,500.
    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. 2022-02157 Filed 2-1-22; 8:45 am]