The BAC is responsible for short-term and long-term financial planning, and provides the EC with budgetary recommendations, including allocations for quality management and quality assurance. The BAC is co-chaired by a representative of the lead funding agency and the NADP Chair. [If the lead funding agency representative is unable to serve or is serving as an officer of NADP, then the co-chair position will be held by a representative of the second lead funding agency, and so on.] Other voting members include a representative from USDA NIFA, the agency that sponsors the interagency federal cooperative agreement with the University of Wisconsin for NADP coordination and chemical analysis; and a representative from each sponsoring agency that provides a minimum of 1.5 percent of the overall NADP current fiscal year
budget. The NADP Vice Chair is an ex officio nonvoting member of the BAC. All funding agencies contributing through the Federal Cooperative Agreement are voting members of the BAC and are not subject to the
1.5 percent rule.