Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund

ICR 202111-1505-005

OMB: 1505-0274

Federal Form Document

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ICR Details
1505-0274 202111-1505-005
Active 202109-1505-006
TREAS/DO
Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Emergency 11/24/2021
Approved without change 11/24/2021
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 11/24/2021
This ICR adds the grant plan to this OMB control number.
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
03/31/2022 6 Months From Approved 03/31/2022
715 0 656
4,793 0 1,253
0 0 0

Section 604 of the Social Security Act (the “Act”), as added by section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Pub. L. No. 117-2 (Mar. 11, 2021) authorized the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (“CPF”). The CPF provides $10 billion in funding for the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) to provide grant payments to States (defined to include the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), seven territories and freely associated states (including the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau), and Tribal governments to carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)”. Section 604(b) of the Act prescribes that the $10 billion be allocated to eligible grant recipients according to a formula provided in the statute. Treasury has used this formula to calculate the CPF grant fund allocations for each eligible recipient and has posted these allocations on its website . In general, each state (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) will receive between approximately $107 million and $500 million, each of the seven named territories and freely associated states will receive approximately $14 million, and each Tribal government will receive approximately $167,000.
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 updating the existing Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF) information collection (OMB Control Number: 1505-0274). The CPF was established by Section 604 of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Pub. L. No. 117-2. ARPA appropriated $10 billion to the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to provide grant payments to states, territories, freely associated states, and Tribal governments “to carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)”. Treasury is seeking approval for the CPF Grant Plan that will be hosted on Treasury’s web-based portal. This Grant Plan will be used by an estimated 59 eligible recipients to submit required supporting information to receive project funding. The collected data will be used to verify proposed Programs for conformance with ARPA and program guidance published by Treasury. This information collection is necessary for Treasury to assess grant proposals and to making payments under the CPF. The CPF was established as an emergency measure. Recipients are expected to use CPF grant funds to, among other things, directly address connectivity shortfalls exacerbated by the pandemic which make it challenging for some communities to access work, education, and health monitoring services. Due to the need for recipients to request funds from Treasury as soon as possible, Treasury requests emergency processing and approval of the CPF Grant Plan form by November 24, 2021. Treasury must begin making payments immediately in order to comply with the intent of ARPA. There is insufficient time available to seek public comment on this collection. Therefore, Treasury requests a waiver from the requirement to publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment.

PL: Pub.L. 117 - 2 604 Name of Law: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

No

  Total Approved 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 715 656 0 59 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 4,793 1,253 0 3,540 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
Treasury is collecting additional information necessary to provide funding in the Grant Plan.

$0
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
Yes
Molly Stasko 202 622-8922 [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.
11/24/2021


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