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7 U.S. Code § 2207b - Program metrics

(a) In generalThe Secretary shall collect data regarding economic activities created through grants and loans, including any technical assistance provided as a component of the grant or loan program, and measure the short- and long-term viability of award recipients and any entities to whom those recipients provide assistance using award funds, under—
section 310B(c), 310B(e), 310B(g), 310H, or 379E, or subtitle E, of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932(c), 1932(e), 1932(g), [1936b], 2008s, 2009 et seq.).
(b) Data

The data collected under subsection (a) shall include information collected from recipients both during the award period and for a period of time, as determined by the Secretary, which is not less than 2 years after the award period ends.

(c) Report
(1) In general

Not later than 4 years after February 7, 2014, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report that contains the data described in subsection (a).

(2) Detailed informationThe report shall include detailed information regarding—
actions taken by the Secretary to use the data;
the percentage increase of employees;
the number of business starts and clients served;
any benefit, such as an increase in revenue or customer base; and
such other information as the Secretary considers appropriate.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), is title III of Pub. L. 87–128, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 307. Subtitle E of the Act is classified generally to subchapter V (§ 2009 et seq.) of chapter 50 of this title. For complete classification of the Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1921 of this title and Tables.


2018—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 115–334 added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1) which read as follows: “section 1632a of this title;”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Definition of “Secretary”

“Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 9001 of this title.