An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.Foreign Agricultural Service
Title:Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program.
OMB Control Number:0551-0038.
Summary of Collection:The Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program is authorized by Section 3205 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-171). This section provides that the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a program to address unique barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) administers the program for the Commodity Credit Corporation.
The Need and Use of the Information:FAS collects data for fund allocation, program management, planning and evaluation. FAS will collect information from applicant desiring to receive grants under the program to determine the viability of requests for funds. The program could not be implemented without the submission of project proposals, which provide the necessary information upon which funding decisions are based.
Description of Respondents:Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government.
Number of Respondents:50.
Frequency of Responses:Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually.
Total Burden Hours:1,600.