CDFI Fund: Public Comments Requested for BEA Program, CDFI Program and NACA Program Uses of Reward Report Form

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the proposed Uses of Award Report Form.

Currently, Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program) awardees must submit the “Uses of BEA Program Award Report” to the CDFI Fund to demonstrate that they have met their performance goals. The CDFI Fund is proposing to modify the reporting form so that it may also be used for the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program). As the form will be required for awardees in all three programs, it will be renamed the “Uses of Award Report Form.”

The CDFI Fund invites comments on (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

Comments must be submitted in writing by September 27, 2016 to Michael Banks, Associate Program Manager, CDFI Program, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, via e-mail at cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.govor via mail at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20220.

For more information about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit www.cdfifund.gov.

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