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84 / Tuesday, May 1, 2001 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND D. Where To Obtain Additional determine under which conditions Head
HUMAN SERVICES Information Start works best and for which children.
The Head Start Impact Study involves
Centers for Disease Control and Business management technical
ten waves of data collection. The first
Prevention assistance may be obtained from: Mattie
two waves will occur during the field
Jackson, Grants Management Specialist,
[Program Announcement 01079] test in fall 2001 and spring 2002. The
Grants Management Branch,
field test will involve approximately
Procurement and Grants Office, Centers
Cooperative Agreement for the 600 first time enrolled three- and four-
for Disease Control and Prevention 2920
Development of State-Level year old preschool children across eight
Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta,
Surveillance Systems, Enhancement of grantee/delegate agencies representing
GA 30341–4146, Telephone number:
Epidemiologic Practice, and the different community contexts. The
Development of Epidemiologic 770–488–2696, Email address:
children participating will be randomly
Training Programs for State Health mij3@cdc.gov.
assigned to either a Head Start group
Agencies; Notice of Availability of Program technical assistance may be (that receives Head Start program
Funds obtained from: Maryan D. Reynolds, services) or a comparison group (that
Public Health Advisor 1600 Clifton does not receive Head Start services but
A. Purpose Road, Mailstop D–18, Atlanta, GA may enroll in other available services
The Centers for Disease Control and 30333, Telephone number: 404–639– selected by their parents or be cared for
Prevention (CDC) announces the 4240, Email address: mdk0@cdc.gov. at home). Waves three through ten will
availability of fiscal year (FY) 2001 Dated: April 25, 2001. involve data collection for the full-scale
funds for a cooperative agreement for John L. Williams, study. The Head Start Impact Study is
the development of state-level Director, Procurement and Grants Office, a longitudinal study that will involve
surveillance systems, enhancement of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 5,000–6,000 first time
epidemiologic practice, and the (CDC). enrolled three- and four-year old
development of epidemiologic training [FR Doc. 01–10760 Filed 4–30–01; 8:45 am] preschool children across an estimated
programs for state health agencies. 75 nationally representative grantee/
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B. Eligible Applicants delegate agencies (in communities
where there are more eligible children
Assistance will be provided only to and families than can be served by the
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
the Council of State and Territorial
HUMAN SERVICES program). Data collection for the full-
Epidemiologists (CSTE). No other
scale study will begin in fall 2002 and
applications are solicited. Because of Administration for Children and extend through spring 2006 with child
the professional appointments and Families assessments, conducted in the fall and
technical expertise with tribal, state,
spring of the Head Start years and in the
territorial and local health agencies, Proposed Information Collection spring of the kindergarten and first
through its membership, CSTE is Activity: Comment Request grade years and parent interviews
uniquely capable of applying
Proposed Projects conducted in the fall and spring of each
epidemiologic principles to disease,
year. Interviews/surveys with program
environmental, and injury problems at Title: Head Start Impact Study.
the national, state, and local levels, and staff/care providers, and quality of care
when states are directly affected. No OMB No.: New Collection. assessments will be conducted in the
other organization has the scientific and Description: The Administration on spring of each year.
technical expertise to carry out this Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), This schedule of data collection is
project. Administration for Children and necessitated by the mandate in Head
Families (ACF) of the Department of Start’s 1998 reauthorization (Coates
C. Availability of Funds Health and Human Services (DHHS) is Human Services Amendments of 1998,
Approximately $3,000,000 is available requesting comments on plans to PL 05–285) that DHHS conduct research
in FY 2001 to fund this award. Funds conduct the Head Start Impact Study. to determine, on a national level, the
will be allocated to individually This study is being conducted under impact of Head Start on the children it
described and budgeted projects or contract with Westat, Inc. (with the serves.
activities which will comprise the Urban Institute, American Institutes for Respondents: Individuals or
overall cooperative agreement. Research, and Decision Information households, Head Start Agencies, school
Individual projects are expected to Resources as their subcontractors) districts, and other child care providers.
range from $100,000 to $625,000. It is (#282–00–0022) to collect information Annual Burden Estimates: Estimated
expected that the award will be made on for determining, on a national basis, Response Burden for Respondents to the
or about September 30, 2001, and will how Head Start affects the school Head Start Impact Study—fall 2001,
be made for a 12 month budget period readiness of children participating in spring 2002, fall 2002, spring 2003, fall
within a project period of up to five the program as compared to children 2003, spring 2004, fall 2004, spring
years. not enrolled in Head Start and to 2005, fall 2005, and spring 2006.

Number of re- Average bur-
Number of re- Total burden
Instrument sponses per den hours per
spondents hours
respondent response

Year 1 (fall 2001):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 600 1 1.00 600
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 600 1 0.66 400
Year 1 (spring 2002):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 540 1 1.00 540
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 540 1 0.66 360

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Number of re- Average bur-
Number of re- Total burden
Instrument sponses per den hours per
spondents hours
respondent response

Teacher Ratings ....................................................................................... 108 5 0.25 27
Family Services Coordinators ................................................................... 50 1 0.75 38
Education Coordinators ............................................................................ 50 1 0.75 38
Center Directors/Principals ....................................................................... 50 1 1.00 50
Classroom Teachers/Care Providers ....................................................... 108 1 0.50 54

Total—year 1 ........................................................................................ 2,107

Year 2 (fall 2002):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 5,111 1 1.00 5,111
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 5,111 1 0.66 3,407
Year 2 (spring 2003):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 4,599 1 1.00 4,599
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 4,599 1 0.66 3,066
Teacher Ratings ....................................................................................... 920 5 0.25 230
Family Services Coordinators ................................................................... 500 1 0.75 375
Education Coordinators ............................................................................ 500 1 0.75 375
Center Directors/Principals ....................................................................... 500 1 1.00 500
Classroom Teachers/Care Providers ....................................................... 920 1 0.50 460

Total—year 2 ........................................................................................ 18,123

Year 3 (fall 2003):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 4,139 1 1.00 4,139
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 2,287 1 0.66 1,525
Year 3 (spring 2004):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 3,910 1 1.00 3,910
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 3,910 1 0.66 2,607
Teacher Ratings ....................................................................................... 782 5 0.25 196
Family Services Coordinators ................................................................... 450 1 0.75 338
Education Coordinators ............................................................................ 450 1 0.75 338
Center Directors/Principals ....................................................................... 450 1 1.00 450
Classroom Teachers/Care Providers ....................................................... 782 1 0.50 391

Total—year 3 ........................................................................................ 13,894

Year 4 (fall 2004):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 3,519 1 1.00 3,519
Year 4 (spring 2005):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 3,519 1 1.00 3,519
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 3,519 1 0.66 2,346
Teacher Ratings ....................................................................................... 704 5 0.25 176
Family Services Coordinators ................................................................... 405 1 0.75 304
Education Coordinators ............................................................................ 405 1 0.75 304
Center Directors/Principals ....................................................................... 405 1 1.00 405
Classroom Teachers/Care Providers ....................................................... 704 1 0.50 352

Total—year 4 ........................................................................................ 10,925

Year 5 (fall 2005):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 1,667 1 1.00 1,667
Year 5 (spring 2006):
Parent Interviews ...................................................................................... 1,667 1 1.00 1,667
Child Assessments ................................................................................... 1,667 1 0.66 1,111
Teacher Ratings ....................................................................................... 333 5 0.25 83
Family Services Coordinators ................................................................... 300 1 0.75 225
Education Coordinators ............................................................................ 300 1 0.75 225
Center Directors/Principals ....................................................................... 300 1 1.00 300
Classroom Teachers/Care Providers ....................................................... 333 1 0.50 167

Total—year 5 ........................................................................................ 5,445

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ................................................. 10,098

Note: The 10,098 Total Annual Burden Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the information can be obtained and
Hours is based on an average of 2001–02, Administration for Children and comments may be forwarded by writing
2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, and 2005–06 Families is soliciting public comment to the Administration for Children and
estimated burden hours. on the specific aspects of the Families, Office of Information Services,
In compliance with the requirements information collection described above. 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW.,
of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Copies of the proposed collection of Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF

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Reports Clearance Officer. All requests Treatment Act, as amended (42 USC Priority Areas
should be identified by the title of the 5101 et seq.) CFDA: 93.670.
2001A. Adoption Opportunities
information collection. Abandoned Infants: Section 101 of
The Department specifically requests the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act, 2001A.1 Adoptive Placements for
comments on: (a) Whether the proposed as amended (42 USC 670 note) CFDA: Children in Foster Care
collection of information is necessary 93.551 Eligible Applicants: Eligibility is
for the proper performance of the limited to State social service agencies.
functions of the agency, including SUMMARY: The Children’s Bureau (CB)
Due to funding limitations and to
whether the information shall have within the Administration on Children, generate and financially support the
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Youth and Families (ACYF), broadest range of issues and approaches,
agency’s estimate of the burden of the Administration for Children and priority will be given to applicants who
proposed collection of information; (c) Families (ACF) announces the have not been funded under this
the quality, utility, and clarity of the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2001 priority in previous years. However,
information to be collected; and (d) funds for competing new Adoption applicants previously funded under this
ways to minimize the burden of the Opportunities Program, Child Abuse priority area will not be precluded from
collection of information on and Neglect Discretionary Activities, receiving grants.
respondents, including through the use Abandoned Infants Assistance and Project Duration: The projects will be
of automated collection techniques or projects to build the analytical capacity awarded for a project period of 36
other forms of information technology. of state child welfare programs. Funds months. The initial grant award will be
Consideration will be given to from the Adoption Opportunities for a 12-month budget period. The
comments and suggestions submitted Program are designed to provide award of continuation funding beyond
within 60 days of this publication. support for demonstration projects that each 12-month budget period will be
Dated: April 26, 2001. facilitate the elimination of barriers to subject to the availability of funds,
Bob Sargis, adoption and provide permanent loving satisfactory progress on the part of each
Reports Clearance Officer. homes for children who would benefit grantee, and a determination that
from adoption, particularly children continued funding would be in the best
[FR Doc. 01–10793 Filed 4–30–01; 8:45 am]
with special needs. Discretionary funds interest of the government.
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from the Promoting Safe and Stable Federal Share of Project Costs: The
Families Program support research, maximum Federal share of the project is
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND training and technical assistance and $300,000 per budget period.
HUMAN SERVICES evaluation efforts to preserve families. Matching or Cost Sharing
Funds from the Child Abuse Prevention Requirement: The grantee must provide
Administration for Children and and Treatment Act support knowledge- at least 10 percent of the total approved
Families building research and service cost of the project. The total approved
demonstration projects designed to cost is the sum of the Federal share and
[Program Announcement No. ACYF/CB– assist and enhance national, State and the non-Federal share. Therefore, a
2001–01] community efforts to prevent, assess, project requesting $300,000 per budget
identify and treat child abuse and period must include a match of at least
Announcement of the Availability of neglect. Funds from section 101 of the $33,333 per budget period. The non-
Financial Assistance and Request for Abandoned Infants Assistance Act, as Federal share may be cash or in-kind
Applications To Support Adoption amended (42 USC 670 note) are to contributions, although applicants are
Opportunities Demonstration Projects, establish a program of comprehensive encouraged to meet their match
Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary service demonstration projects to requirements through cash
Activities, Abandoned Infants prevent the abandonment in hospitals of contributions. If approved for funding,
Assistance Awards and Projects To infants and young children, particularly grantees will be held accountable for the
Build the Analytical Capacity of State those exposed to a dangerous drug and commitment of non-Federal resources
Child Welfare Programs those with the human and failure to provide the required
AGENCY: Administration on Children, immunodeficiency virus or who have amount will result in a disallowance of
Youth and Families (ACYF), ACF, been perinatally exposed to the virus. unmatched Federal funds.
DHHS. Anticipated Number of Projects To Be
DATES: The closing time and date for
Funded: It is anticipated that three
ACTION: Notice. receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m. projects will be funded.
(Eastern Time Zone) on June 15, 2001.
Statutory Authority Covering Note: The program announcement, 2001A.2 Field-Initiated Demonstration
Discretionary Grant Programs in This including all necessary forms can be Projects Advancing the State of the Art
Announcement With the Catalog of downloaded and printed from the Children’s in the Adoption Field
Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Bureau web site at www.acf.dhhs.gov/ Eligible Applicants: States, local
Numbers programs/cb. Hard copies of the program government entities, public and private
Adoption Opportunities: Title II of the announcement may be requested in hard nonprofit licensed child welfare and
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment copy by writing or calling the Operations adoption agencies, and community-
and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, as Center (see phone number and address based nonprofit adoption organizations
amended, (42 USC 5111) CFDA: 93.652. below) or sending an email to cb@lcgnet.com. which currently work with children in
Promoting Safe and Stable Families: the public child welfare system, and
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Section 430 of title IV–B, Subpart 2, of universities with experience in
ACYF Operations Center at: 1815 N.
the Social Security Act, as amended, (42 adoptions. Applicants without direct
Fort Myer Drive, Suite 300, Arlington,
USC 629) CFDA: 93.556. access or responsibility for the targeted
Virginia 22209 or 1–800–351–2293.
Child Abuse and Neglect: Section 104 children must apply in partnership with
of the Child Abuse Prevention and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: States, local government entities, or

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