Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program Data Reporting

ICR 202311-0970-005


Federal Form Document

ICR Details
Received in OIRA
Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program Data Reporting
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 11/17/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
123 0
2,120 0
0 0

The Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program Data Reporting is designed to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 412(a)(3) of the INA (8 U.S.C. § 1522(a)(3)) requires that the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) make a periodic assessment of the needs of refugees for assistance and services and the resources available to meet those needs. In addition, Section 412(a)(7) of the INA (8 U.S.C. § 1522(a)(7)) requires ORR to develop a system to monitor the assistance provided under the Refugee Act that includes evaluation of the effectiveness of the program and data collection on the services provided and the results achieved. To satisfy these statutory requirements, ORR requires resettlement agencies participating in the Matching Grant program to annually submit records containing certain data elements for eligible clients participating in the program. ORR uses the data currently collected to assess the number of clients served and client outcomes. The data collected informs evidence-based policy making and program design. Matching Grant Program funding is open only to national resettlement agencies that provide initial Reception and Placement services through a cooperative agreement with the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Currently, the nine resettlement agencies participating in the Matching Grant Program submit data on client enrollments and outcomes to ORR per award guidelines. With the recent addition of a tenth resettlement agency and its expected participation in the Matching Grant Program in FY 2024, ORR is seeking OMB approval of its Matching Grant Program data collection tools based on the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Feedback from stakeholders on the current collection methods have informed this new, proposed collection. Changes include enhancements to client-level data that provide greater demographic detail and support equity among program participants.


Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 46169 07/19/2023
88 FR 78756 11/16/2023

  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 123 0 0 123 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 2,120 0 0 2,120 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a new information collection.

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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