VHA Readjustment Counseling Service Scholarship Program (RCSSP) - AR31

ICR 202107-2900-003

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ICR Details
202107-2900-003
Received in OIRA
VA 2900-NEW
VHA Readjustment Counseling Service Scholarship Program (RCSSP) - AR31
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 11/23/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
55 0
158 0
0 0

This information collection is necessary due to the mandates of section 502 of Public Law 115-171, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, which amended Chapter 76 of title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) by establishing new sections 7698 through 7699B and creating a new scholarship program known as the Readjustment Counseling Service Scholarship Program (RCSSP). This legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) to provide scholarship awards to individual Veterans enrolled in accredited academic programs leading to an appointment in one of the selected health professional occupations (psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling). The RCSSP would serve as an incentive to eligible individuals to further their own career development through completing a graduate degree in one of these four professions. Implementation of the RCSSP would also provide increased access to care for eligible individuals by filling existing vacancies in Vet Centers located in sparsely populated areas distant from other Vet Centers. It is expected that many of these scholarship recipients will continue with VA employment after completion of their service obligation. Legal authority for this data collection is found under 38 USC, Part I, Chapter 5, Section 527 that authorizes the collection of data that will allow measurement and evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Programs, the goal of which is improved health care for veterans.

PL: Pub.L. 115 - 171 502 Name of Law: Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019
  
PL: Pub.L. 115 - 171 502 Name of Law: CMDR John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019

2900-AR31 Proposed rulemaking 86 FR 61094 11/05/2021

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 55 0 0 55 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 158 0 0 158 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Changing Regulations
No
This is a new collection, and all burden hours are considered a program increase.

$960
No
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Frances O'Donnell 703 405-2449 [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.
11/23/2021


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