Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), Safe and Healthy Students Grant (SHSG)

ICR 202208-1810-002

OMB: 1810-0770

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Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), Safe and Healthy Students Grant (SHSG)
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Emergency 09/09/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved
56 0
3,360 0
0 0

The Department of Education (the Department) requested emergency approval of a new information collection under the School Improvement Programs section of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), and the Safe and Healthy Students Grant (SHSG). Under this program, the Department awards grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing competitive grants to high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) for activities under section 4108 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Eligible applicants for the SHSG funds include the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Outlying Areas. Each SEA will award no less than 95 percent of its SHSG allocation on a competitive basis to high-need LEAs as determined by the State. The SEA will reserve no more than 1% of its SHSG grant allocation for administration and will use any remaining funds not awarded to LEAs for State-level activities to support section 4108 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). This new information collection will support the Department in providing effective technical assistance, monitoring and oversight to ensure that these funds are awarded and used as required by the BSCA and that the funds are awarded to high-need LEAs on a competitive basis for activities allowable under section 4108 of the ESEA. Department staff will review the information submitted by SEAs for monitoring purposes, to verify that SEAs are implementing the BSCA requirements for SEA award of the SHSG funds; and to understand the manner in which SEAs are implementing these requirements. This information will enable the Department to provide effective technical assistance and support to States. If this information is not collected, the Department will be unable to fully and adequately meet monitoring and technical assistance responsibilities as States implement the new program.
The Department requested approval for emergency clearance to collect information from SEAs concerning their implementation of the SHSG requirements for SEA award of these funds – that they be awarded competitively to high-need LEAs, as determined by the State. In this regard, the Department requested approval of an optional template that may be used by SEAs for reporting this information. The information provided by SEAs will support the Department’s effective oversight of these funds. The optional template will help reduce the burden on States that receive this funding and will help ensure that the Department efficiently collects the information necessary for this oversight, in particular so that the Department may provide effective technical assistance during SEAs’ initial implementation of the program.

US Code: 20 USC 4801 Name of Law: ESEA
PL: Pub.L. 117 - 159 11001 Name of Law: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Not associated with rulemaking


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), Safe and Healthy Students Grant (SHSG) N/A, N/A N/A ,   N/A

  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 56 0 56 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 3,360 0 3,360 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
This is a new emergency request that will result in 56 responses and 3360 burden hours for the public.

Bryan Williams 202 453-6715


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.

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