The 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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Community Development Financial Institution CDFI Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) Annual Compliance Reports.
A CDFI Program or NACA Program recipient must submit Annual Compliance Reports. The specific components that comprise a recipient’s Annual Compliance Reports are set forth in the assistance agreement that the recipient enters into with the CDFI Fund in order to receive a CDFI Program or a NACA Program award. The three reports being published for public comment are the: (i) Performance Progress Report (PPR); (ii) Financial Statement Audit Report (if applicable); and (iii) A-133 Audit Report (if applicable).
Comments are invited on all aspects of the information collections, but commentators may wish to focus particular attention on: (a) the cost for CDFIs to operate and maintain the services/systems required to provide the required information; (b) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (c) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the CDFI Fund’s programs, including whether the information has practical utility; (d) the accuracy of the CDFI Fund’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, and; (e) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information including through the use of technology.
Written comments must be submitted by July 2, 2018 via e-mail to Tanya McInnis, Acting Program Manager for the Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, CDFI Fund, in order to be considered. For more information, please review the applicable Federal Register notice below.