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The collection involves the use of the Regional Center Intake Form (DOT F 4500), which documents the type of assistance provided to each small business that is enrolled in the program.
The use of the Regional Resource Center Monthly Report Form (DOT F 4502) will highlight activities, such as counseling, marketing, meetings/conferences, and services to businesses as completed during the month. The information will be used to ascertain whether the program is providing services to its constituency, the small business community, in a fair and equitable manner. The information collected is necessary to determine whether small businesses are participating in DOT funded and DOT assisted opportunities with the DOT.
The Counseling Information Form (DOT F 4640.1) has been eliminated and the information contained in that form is now consolidated into the Regional Resource Center Monthly Report Form (formerly titled Monthly Report of Operations Form) in effort to eliminate duplication and to streamline the data collection process.
The Small Business Transportation Resource Regional Centers (SBTRCs) will collect information on small businesses, which includes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOB), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB), Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB), HubZone, and types of services they seek from the SBTRCs. Services and responsibilities of the SBTRCs include business analysis, general management and technical assistance and training, business counseling, outreach services/conference participation, and short-term loan assistance. The cumulative data collected will be analyzed by the OSDBU to determine the effectiveness of services provided, including counseling, outreach, and financial services. Such data will also be analyzed by the OSDBU to determine agency effectiveness in assisting small businesses to enhance their opportunities to participate in government contracts and subcontracts.
The SBTRCs must complete an Intake Form and retain copies in secured files in their offices. A limited amount of privacy information is requested on this form. We have included a Privacy Act Notice on the forms, informing individuals who are asked to supply information on the form that Public Law 95-507 and provisions of Title 49, of the U.S. Code, Section 332, the Minority Resource Center authorizes solicitation of the information; that provision of the information is voluntary; that the principal purpose for which the
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