Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Performance Measures and Additional Data Collection

ICR 202309-0970-001

OMB: 0970-0566

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
0970-0566 202309-0970-001
Received in OIRA 202212-0970-010
Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Performance Measures and Additional Data Collection
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/07/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
04/30/2024 04/30/2024
447,093 447,093
140,177 140,177
0 0

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) Performance Measures and Additional Data Collection in April 2021. This information collection package supports the collection and reporting of performance measures by the 2020 cohort of Administration for Children and Families (ACF)-funded HMRF grantees and includes the quarterly performance progress report (QPR) and the semi-annual performance progress report (PPR) that grantees are required to submit to ACF. After OMB provided approval in April 2021, ACF requested and OMB approved modifications to the QPRs and PPRs. The versions with those updates are currently in use. The reports provide aggregate data on grantees’ programmatic activities (including the services provided, the context in which they operate, and the nature and extent of client participation) and outcomes for the reporting period ; they are used by grantees to self-monitor their performance and by ACF’s Office of Family Assistance (OFA) to monitor and manage the HMRF grants. The goal for collecting this information is to better understand the design, operations, and benefits of HMRF programs. Separate versions of the QPR and PPR are tailored to HM and RF grantees. The QPRs and PPRs are auto-generated by the Information, Family Outcomes, Reporting, and Management (nFORM 2.0) system that ACF requires grantees to use for HMRF data collection and reporting. As described in the approved justification package: “The information obtained through this data collection is critical to understanding the broad array of RF and HM programs funded—the services provided, the context in which they operate, the nature and extent of participation, and the outcomes of program clients. The goal is to better understand the design, operations, and benefits of HMRF programs, thereby informing decisions about future government investments in HMRF programming.” A critical piece to understanding these programs is information about equity-related activities. Currently, programs can enter this information under the final “Other” question (Please describe other activities and accomplishments during the reporting period), but ACF does not receive comprehensive information about these types of activities since we do not specifically ask for it. ACF funded recipients in other programs use the ACF Performance Progress Report (PPR) (OMB #0970-0406) to report progress towards meeting their approved goals and project objectives. This instrument includes a question for respondents to describe equity-related activities, which was added during the most recent request to renew approval of the ACF PPR (NOA received January 10, 2023; No comments received (87 FR 23865 or 87 FR 44404)). At this time, we would like to add the equity-related activities question from the ACF PPR to the HMRF QPR and PPR instruments to allow ACF to meet the described purpose and use of data as outlined in the original approval, address the current administrations priorities, and to align with the ACF PPR.

US Code: 42 USC 603 Name of Law: Sec. 403; Social Security Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 76580 11/30/2020
86 FR 12006 03/01/2021

  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 447,093 447,093 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 140,177 140,177 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0

Molly Buck 202 205-4724 [email protected]


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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