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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Minority FarmersAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number72334
Original Establishment Date12/9/2009Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.outreach.usda.gov/sdfr/FAC.htm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/13/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter12/13/2018Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kenya
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameB.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Nicholas
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 14008 of the Food Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110-246, 122 Stat. 1651.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 692-0098
Effective Date Of Authority*3/3/1905Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 720-0704
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purposes of the Committee are to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the administration of outreach and assistance for the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grants Program (2501 Program); and additional ways USDA can continue building an inclusive future with targeted outreach and assistance to minority farmers and ranchers; and way to increase participation of these sectors in USDA programs.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee is composed of 15 members and includes: not less than four socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers; not less than two representatives of nonprofit organizations with a history of working with socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers; not less than two civil rights professionals; and not less than two representatives of institutions of higher education with demonstrated experience working with socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. Committee members serve a two-year term.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The estimated number of meetings per year are four (two face-to-face and two virtual meetings).
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*It is in the public interest for the Committee to remain active because socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers have historically not had equal access to USDA programs, and the Committee has the opportunity to facilitate an exchange of views and information between socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and USDA. It is anticipated that this will result in increased participation by socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in USDA programs, and contribute to the effectiveness of those programs. This Committee also builds upon the Department's cultural transformation initiatives.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe committee works in the interest of the public to ensure socially disadvantaged farmers have equal access to USDA programs. Cost associated with the committee for federal staff administration, solicitation and outreach. No meetings held in FY18. Cost associated to the committee is for federal staff support to manage program and recruitment.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentMost prior year's recommendations were implemented into current policies.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCost impacts are not quantifiable. Costs associated with the committee requirements but no meetings held in FY2018.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*28Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were no recommendations from the committee in 2018.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo recommendations were recommended or implemented in FY2018 but historically this has been about 50 percent.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentIn addition to Federal Register notices, emails, flyers (bilingual) and press releases are issued to notify the public of meetings and other information regarding the Committee.
Agency Feedback CommentA response by the Department was sent to the committee chair thanking the committee for their work. No specific response to the prior recommendations were prepared.Narrative Description*The purposes of the Committee are to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the administration of the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grants Program (2501 Program), to advise the Secretary on how to increase participation of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in USDA programs, and to advise the Secretary about civil rights activities at USDA as such activities affect USDA programs.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032434Civil Rights2019
 COM-032220FSA, NRCS, RMA, AMS2019
 COM-031495RD, FS, NIFA,2019
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001829Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2017
 COM-003200Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2016
 COM-003970Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2015
 COM-005240Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2014
 COM-005429Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2013
 COM-007349Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2012
 COM-008528Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2011
 COM-008553Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2010
 COM-033478Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers2018