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 (CDFI Fund), the Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Uses of Awards Report Form. The Uses of Award Report Form is an online form submitted through the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS).
Recipients of the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program), the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), the CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP), the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), and the Small Dollar Loan Program (SDL Program) submit the Uses of Award Report via AMIS once a year.
This report is used to determine Recipient compliance with the applicable performance goals in their Award or Assistance Agreement, and to demonstrate how award funds are expended. There is no significant content change to the form, however minor, non-substantive modifications were made to the Uses of Award Report to include changes resulting from the implementation of new programs and modifications to existing Award and Assistance Agreements.
Comments are invited 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 60 days after the date of publication of the Federal Register notice to Heather Hunt, Program Manager for the Office of Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation (OCME), CDFI Fund at CCME@cdfi.treas.gov.