2018-13814. Agency Information Collection Activity: VHA Homeless Programs Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups) for Veterans  

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    AGENCY:

    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.

    DATES:

    Comments must be submitted on or before July 27, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0843” in any correspondence.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or email cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0843” in any correspondence.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Public Law 102-405, Public Law 103-446 and Public Law 105-114.

    Title: VHA Homeless Programs, Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups) for Veterans.

    OMB Control Number: 2900-0843.

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

    Abstract: In 1993 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups) for Veterans in response to Public Law 102-405 which required VA to make an assessment of the needs of homeless Veterans in coordination with other Federal departments, state and local government agencies, and nongovernmental agencies with experience working with homeless persons. Since 1993, VA has administered a needs assessment in accordance with guidance in Public Law 103-446 and Public Law 105-114.

    This collection of information is necessary to ensure that VA and community partners are developing services that are responsive to the needs of local homeless Veterans, in order to end homelessness and prevent new Veterans from experiencing homelessness. Over the years, data from CHALENG has assisted VA in developing new services for Veterans such as the Homeless Veteran Dental Program (HVDP), the expansion of the Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, the Veterans Justice Programs and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). In addition, community organizations use CHALENG data in grant applications to support services for homeless Veterans; grant applications are for VA, other Federal, local government, and community foundation dollars, which maximize community participation in serving homeless Veterans.

    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 83 FR 12847 on March 23, 2018 pages 12847-12848.

    Affected Public: Individuals and households.

    Estimated Annual Burden:

    Veteran Survey—10-10161—500 hours.

    Provider Assessment—10-10162—705 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:

    Veteran Survey—10-10161—6 minutes.

    Provider Assessment—10-10162—9 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: Annually.

    Estimated Number of Respondents:

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    Veteran Survey—10-10161—5,000.

    Provider Assessment—10-10162—4,700.

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    By direction of the Secretary.

    Cynthia D. Harvey-Pryor,

    Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-13814 Filed 6-26-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/27/2018
Department:
Veterans Affairs Department
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2018-13814
Dates:
Comments must be submitted on or before July 27, 2018.
Pages:
30228-30229 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
OMB Control No. 2900-0843
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-13814.pdf