Federal Register: December 24, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 246)
DOCID: fr24de09-17 FR Doc E9-30559
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Corporation for National and Community Service
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by February 22, 2010.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed.
Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of its Learn and Serve America Progress Report. These reports must be completed by all Learn and Serve America grantees in order to ensure appropriate Federal oversight, determine progress toward meeting program objectives and make decisions related to continuation funding.
Learn and Serve America provides grants to state education agencies, higher education institutions, tribes, and U.S. Territories, national nonprofits and state commissions on nation and community service to implement servicelearning programs. To ensure appropriate oversight of Federal funds, Learn and Serve America requires all grant recipients to submit Progress Reports describing grant activities and progress toward approved program objectives. Information received from the reports informs continuation funding decisions and how to target training and technical assistance.
Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that:
Learn and Serve America grantees provide performance information in their progress report. The information is collected electronically via the eGrants system.
The Corporation seeks to renew the current information collection.
The narratives section has been clarified by dividing narrative
questions into distinct parts. The information collection will
otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. The
Corporation also seeks to continue using the current application until
the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on 5/31/10.
Type of Review: Renewal.
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
Title: Learn and Serve America Progress Report.
OMB Number: 30450089.
Agency Number: None.
Affected Public: State and Local Government, Notforprofit institutions.
Total Respondents: 175.
Frequency: Twice Annually.
Average Time per Response: Averages 2 hours.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 700 (annual).
Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.
Dated: December 17, 2009.
Elson B. Nash,
Acting Director, Learn and Serve America.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Meredith Archer Hatch, (202) 606-7513, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.