Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA2)

ICR 202206-1505-007

OMB: 1505-0270

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Supplementary Document
2022-06-17
Supporting Statement A
2022-06-17
ICR Details
1505-0270 202206-1505-007
Active 202111-1505-007
TREAS/DO
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA2)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Emergency 06/17/2022
Approved without change 06/17/2022
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 06/17/2022
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
12/31/2022 6 Months From Approved 02/28/2025
5,160 0 4,560
47,672 0 46,972
0 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.
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. 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 provides $21.55 billion for the 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. Under the ERA2 program, Treasury pays each grantee portions of its initial ERA2 allocation in tranches as the grantee obligates funds already received. Section 3201(e) provides that “[b]eginning March 31, 2022, the Secretary shall reallocate funds allocated to eligible grantees … but not yet paid … according to a procedure established by the Secretary.” Treasury seeks approval of its reallocation portal, which will collect from grantees the information necessary to carry out the reallocation procedure. The information collection through the portal is vitally important to ensure Treasury can carry out the statutorily directed reallocation of ERA2 funds. Certain eligible grantees have exhausted, or will soon exhaust, their initial ERA2 allocations, while other grantees are unlikely to use all of the funds allocated to them. In order for Treasury to provide ERA2 resources to grantees experiencing the greatest need and ability to disburse assistance, and to avoid disruptions in the delivery of assistance to eligible households, Treasury requests emergency processing of its ERA2 Reallocation Guidance. Pursuant to the ERA2 statute, Treasury has initiated elements of the reallocation procedure that rely on information already reported, but completion of the reallocation process will require the remaining information to be collecting through the reallocation portal. In light of the emergency nature of the ERA2 program and an upcoming second round of reallocation to begin at the end of June, Treasury hopes to complete its first round of ERA2 reallocation, in the coming weeks. 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 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 5,160 4,560 0 600 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 47,672 46,972 0 700 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
Treasury is adding requirements for funding reallocation to the collection, resulting in an increased burden due to agency discretion.

$5,325,696
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
Yes
Devin Mauney 202 868-0868 [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.
06/17/2022


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