7 CFR 1487.5 - What is the process for submitting proposals?
(a)General. Periodically the CCC will inform the public of the process by which interested eligible organizations may submit proposals for TASC program funding. This announcement will, among other things, include information on any deadlines for submitting proposals and the address of the office to which the proposals should be sent. The CCC also may announce the availability of a Quick Response Fund within the TASC program. Proposals submitted under any form of quick response process may be submitted at any time during the year but must meet the basic requirements of the program and any specific requirements of that particular process. Organizations interested in participating in the TASC program may submit their proposals electronically or in paper copy. Although no specific format is required, a sample format for proposals is available from the address provided in this rule.
(b)Contents of proposals. TASC proposals must contain complete information about the proposed projects, including, at a minimum, the following:
(1) Organizational information, including:
(i) Organization's name, address, Chief Executive Officer (or designee), and Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN);
(ii) Type of organization;
(iii) Name, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the primary contact person;
(iv) A description of the organization and its membership; and
(v) A description of the organization's experience in technical assistance projects, including activities involved and project results.
(2) Project information, including:
(i) A brief project title;
(ii) The amount of funding requested and a justification for why federal funding is needed;
(iii) Beginning and ending dates for the proposed project;
(iv) A market assessment, including a brief description of the specific export barrier to be addressed by the project;
(v) The goals of the project, and the expected benefits to the represented industry;
(vi) A description of the activities planned to address the export barrier;
(vii) An itemized list of all estimated costs associated with the project for which reimbursement will be sought; and
(viii) Information indicating all financial and in-kind support to the proposed project, and the resources to be contributed by each entity that will contribute to the project's implementation. This may include the organization that submitted the proposal, private industry entities, host governments, foreign third parties, CCC, FAS, or other Federal agencies. Support may include cash, goods, and services. Although highly encouraged, financial support from the participant is not required.
(3) Export information, including:
(i) Performance measures for three years, beginning with the year that the project would begin, which will be used to measure the effectiveness of the project;
(ii) A benchmark performance measure for the year prior to the year that the project would begin; and
(iii) The viability of long-term sales to this market.