Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Table of Figures

Title: National Youth in Transition Database and Youth Outcome Survey.

OMB No.:0970-0340.

Description: The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (42 U.S.C. 1305et seq.) as amended by Public Law 106-169 requires State child welfare agencies to collect and report to the Administration on Children and Families (ACF) data on the characteristics of youth receiving independent living services and information regarding their outcomes. The regulation implementing the National Youth in Transition Database, listed in 45 CFR 1356.80, contains standard data collection and reporting requirements for States to meet the law's requirements. ACF will use the information collected under the regulation to track independent living services, assess the collective outcomes of youth, and potentially to evaluate State performance with regard to those outcomes consistent with the law's mandate.

Respondents: State agencies that administer the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.

Annual Burden Estimates
InstrumentNumber ofrespondents Number ofresponses per respondent Average burden hours perresponse Total burden hours
Youth Outcome Survey 13,278 1 0.25 3,319.50
Data File 35 2 1,031 72,170

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75,489.50.

Additional Information:

Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

OMB Comment:

OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following:

Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax:202-395-7245, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

Dated: October 21, 2009. Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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