United States Code

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§ 2207b.
Program metrics
(a)
In general
The 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—
(3)
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 information
The report shall include detailed information regarding—
(A)
actions taken by the Secretary to use the data;
(B)
the percentage increase of employees;
(C)
the number of business starts and clients served;
(D)
any benefit, such as an increase in revenue or customer base; and
(E)
such other information as the Secretary considers appropriate.
(Pub. L. 113–79, title VI, § 6209, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 861; Pub. L. 115–334, title X, § 10102(c)(4), Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4898.)
cite as: 7 USC 2207b