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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—
(1)section 1627c of this title;
(2)section 940c(b)(2) of this title; or
(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.)