Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA2)

ICR 202107-1505-007

OMB: 1505-0270

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
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Status
Form and Instruction
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Form and Instruction
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Supplementary Document
2021-07-13
Supplementary Document
2021-07-02
Supplementary Document
2021-05-25
Supporting Statement A
2021-07-13
Supplementary Document
2021-04-14
ICR Details
1505-0270 202107-1505-007
Received in OIRA 202107-1505-003
TREAS/DO
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA2)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Emergency 07/16/2021
07/16/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved 10/31/2021
4,078 2,574
46,731 1,611
0 0

On March 11, 2021, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”), Pub. L. No. 117-2. Title III, Subtitle B, Section 3201of the Act provides $21.55 billion for the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to make payments to States (defined to include the District of Columbia), U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa), and certain local governments with more than 200,000 residents (collectively the “eligible grantees”) to provide financial assistance and housing stability services to eligible households, and cover the costs for other affordable rental housing and eviction prevention activities for eligible households. Section 3201(d)(1) requires the eligible grantees to use the funds to provide financial assistance and housing stability services to eligible households, and cover costs for other affordable rental housing and eviction prevention activities for eligible households. Section 3201(c)(1) provides that not later than 60 days after March 11, 2021, the Secretary shall pay each eligible grantee not less than 40% of each grantee’s total allocation. Treasury intends to begin making payments as soon as possible given the urgent need for the funds being disbursed.
Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) procedures established at 5 C.F.R. § 1320.13, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) requests emergency processing for an Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) program information collection request, revising OMB Control Number 1505-0270. On March 11, 2021, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”), Pub. L. No. 117-2. Title III, Subtitle B, Section 3201 of the Act authorized the Emergency Assistance (ERA2) program and provides $21.55 billion for the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to make payments to States (defined to include the District of Columbia), U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa), and certain local governments with more than 200,000 residents (collectively the “eligible grantees”) to provide financial assistance and housing stability services to eligible households, and cover the costs for other affordable rental housing and eviction prevention activities for eligible households. Treasury is seeking approval for the ERA 2 quarterly report forms, which all ERA 2 recipients will use to submit detailed information on their utilization of ERA 2 award funds. This information collection is vitally important for Treasury to effectively monitor the ERA 2 grantees’ compliance with the requirements of the ERA 2 award. Due to the need for recipients to prepare and submit these ERA 2 quarterly reports to Treasury expeditiously, Treasury requests emergency processing and approval of ERA 2 quarterly report forms, bulk upload templates, instructions, and Treasury’s Portal User Guide by July 13, 2021 in order to increase the efficient distribution of ERA 2 quarterly reporting guidance and to facilitate ease of communication with the ERA 2 grantees on reporting matters. Given the inability to seek public comment during such a short timeframe, Treasury requests a waiver from the requirement to publish notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment.

PL: Pub.L. 117 - 2 3201 Name of Law: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

No

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 4,078 2,574 0 1,504 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 46,731 1,611 0 45,120 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
The revision is to add the ERA 2 Quarterly Report, bulk upload templates, instructions, and Treasury’s Portal User Guide to the PRA package, which slightly increases the burden estimates by 45,240 hours.

$0
No
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Molly Stasko 202 868-2972 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
07/16/2021


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