Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Meat and Poultry Interstate Shipment and Inspection Readiness Program

Docket Number: . AMS-TM-21-0041
Comments Due: May 19, 2021


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection to administer the Meat and Poultry Interstate Shipment and Inspection Readiness Program (ISIRP) under its Grants Division. Due to the passing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), AMS Grants Division is implementing this new grant program under section 764, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to “make grants to meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities to assist such facilities with respect to costs incurred in making improvements to such facilities and carrying out other planning activities in the amount of $60,000,000 for fiscal years 2021 through 2023.”

Submit Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice by using the electronic process available at Written comments may also be submitted to Grants Division; Transportation and Marketing Program; AMS; USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2055-South Building, Stop 0201; Washington, DC 20250-0264. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-TM-21-0041, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, at and will be included in the record and made available to the public.


Nicole Nelson Miller, Deputy Director, Grants Division; (202) 720-2188 or email

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