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Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements

United States. General Accounting Office

Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements

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by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public contracts -- United States,
  • Subsidies -- United States

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    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 88 p. ;
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14897887M

    The Cost Allocation Guide for State and Local Governments represents a major initiative to provide key standards and practices in the cost determination area. State and local educational agencies provided valuable input for the contents of this Guide. documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants, loans and cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly. This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into.


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Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Agencies Need Better Guidance for Choosing Among Contracts, Grants, and Cooperative Agreements GGD Published: Sep 4, Publicly Released: Sep 4, AGENCIES NEED BETTER GUIDANCE FOR CHOOSING AMONG CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS DIGEST The purposes of the Federal Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts and Coopera- tive Agreement Act of have not been fully achieved.

The major purposes of the act are to distin- guish the types of relationships the Federal. Get this from a library. Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements: report.

[United States. General Accounting Office.]. In support of its arguments, the Institute cites a report by our Office entitled "Agencies Need Better Guidance for Choosing Among Contracts, Grant, and Cooperative Agreements," GGD 88, September 4,which states that when an organization is not one that an agency is statutorily authorized to assist, but is merely being used to provide services to another entity.

Enforcing Grants and Cooperative Agreements as Contracts Under the Tucker Act Jeffrey C. Walker I. Introduction II. Overview of Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements A.

Impetus for Change B. Congressional Response: Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of C.

Role of Grants Statutes III. The guidance in this handbook should be used when developing, administering, or processing cooperative agreements or grants. As an agency of the Federal Government, NRCS has the authority to enter into agreements and is responsible for ensuring that all agreements are managed responsibly and in accordance with law and regulations.

III.R. Transparency Act Requirements (For Grants and Cooperative Agreements of $25, or more) 13 III.S. Conflict of Interest 16 III.T. Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts Term and Condition for Recipient Integrity and Performance Matters (Required Provision under 2 CFR § (b)(iii) for Grants and Cooperative Agreements of $, or more) 16File Size: KB.

The federal government uses legal tools called “grant agreements” or “cooperative agreements” for certain types of public contracts. Typically these agreements are used in order to highlight the nature of the financial relationship between the government Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts the other contracting party.

Both grant agreements and cooperative agreements are used primarily in assistance-based. contract. Like a grant or cooperative agreement a Federal Contract is an instrument used by the Federal Government to provide funding for research and development projects.

However, unlike a grant or cooperative agreement, the Federal Government uses contracts as a procurement mechanism. Use of grants and cooperative agreements. Sectionsti United States Code govern the use of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements.

Start Preamble Start Printed Page AGENCY: Office of Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts Secretary, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the first of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this and cooperative agreements book of the Federal Register that collectively establish for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementation of Governmentwide guidance.

The federal government uses contracts for the purpose of acquiring goods and services for the direct benefit of or use by the U.S. government. In other words, the government has decided what it needs, and then looks for an and cooperative agreements book that can provide that service or commodity for the best price.

31 USC Chapter 63—the Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts law that it so emphatically makes the distinction between acquisition and assistance—also makes a clear distinction within the assistance realm between Agencies need better guidance for choosing among contracts and cooperative legal requirement is repeated in the regulation at 2 CFR §§ __ (definition of grant agreement) and __ (definition of cooperative.

Development and Administration of Grants, Contracts and Cooperative Agreements for Sponsored Programs This policy establishes principles essential for the sound management and administration of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for sponsored University programs in instruction, research, and public service.

Because of the fundamentally different purposes of contracts and grants, a bona fide needs analysis in the context of grants and cooperative agreements is different from an analysis in a contract context. The purpose of a contract is to acquire goods or services; the purpose of a grant is to provide financial assistance.

The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of established the distinctions between procurement contracts, often simply called contracts, and grants, and cooperative agreements.

We won’t touch on cooperative agreements here, but will focus our discussion exclusively on contracts and grants.

The purpose of this section is to confer upon the Secretary general authority to enter into contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements to further the research, extension, or teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences of the Department of authority supplements all other laws relating to the Department of Agriculture and is not to be construed.

guidelines that agencies are required to use in selecting among contracts, grants or cooperative agreements. The intent is to prescribe uniform criteria to assist agencies in distinguishing differences between the legal instruments based on the Federal purpose in.

Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans, and Cooperative Agreements The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that: (1) No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned. A cooperative agreement is a legal agreement between the federal government and any other entity.

A cooperative agreement occurs when the federal government transfers something of value, usually money, to a state government, municipality or private company for a public purpose. In a cooperative agreement, substantial. When the federal government of the United States wants to buy goods or services from the private sector, it uses a procurement contract.

In a similar fashion, when the federal government wants to support the activity of a non-profit organization or a lower level of government (state, county or municipality), it can do so by awarding a grant or entering into a cooperative. The EPA accomplishes much of its mission through services provided by non-federal entities using a variety of funding instruments, including contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.

Each instrument has a specific purpose, and thus creates different relationships between the federal and non-federal parties. As part of the Uniform Grant Guidance published inthe Federal Government required entities that receive Federal awards, such as grants and cooperative agreements, to comply with new, strict procurement standards governing the entities’ purchases of goods or services.

See 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) through AN OVERVIEW OF EPA ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION BY THE END OF THIS MODULE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: • Identify the Statutes Supporting EPA's Assistance Programs • Explain the Difference Between Assistance Agreements and Contracts, and Between Grants and Cooperative Agreements Explain the Purpose of the Catalog of Federal Domestic.

Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Organizations (FY 15 and later) January Grants & Contracts Office National Endowment for the Arts 7th Street, SW Washington, DC Telephone () FAX () [email protected] [email protected] Accessibility AccommodationsFile Size: KB.

Per FFATAthis site provides federal agencies distribution of funding through federal contracts, grants, loans, and other financial assistance. • National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF conducts an Annual Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Size: 1MB.

to all nonprocurement transactions, including grants, cooperative agreements, contracts of assistance, loans and loan guarantees (see definition of “primary covered transaction” at 32 CFR (a)(1)(i)).

(2) The following is a list of DoDGARs rules that apply not only to grants and cooperative agreements, but also toFile Size: 32KB. This Circular establishes consistency and uniformity among Federal agencies in the management of grants and cooperative agreements with State, local, and Indian tribal governments.

It provides guidance to Federal agencies on the business aspects of managing grants and cooperative agreements under 49 CFR Part provisions of contracts, grants, and agreements entered into with outside companies or agencies.

Additionally, GCC is responsible for maintaining auditable records in support of direct and indirect charges to contracts and grants, filing fiscal reports required by grantor. Grants Management Training Agency Guide aims to ensure that federal employees have the skills and training necessary to effectively and eficiently manage the more than $ billion in grants the federal government awards annually.

This guide informs federal agencies of the best practices for training grants managers and informs federal employees ofFile Size: 2MB. The Fish and Wildlife Service administers a variety of financial assistance programs that award grants and cooperative agreements to commercial organizations, foreign entities, Indian tribal governments, individuals, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The mission of HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health.

conjunction with the DOJ Grants Financial Guide as a tool to assist DOJ recipients and subrecipients in conducting procurements of property or services under DOJ grants or cooperative agreements that conform to the procurement standards and other applicable law.

certification for contracts, grants, loans, and cooperative agreements The undersigned [Contractor] certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that: (1) No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the.

In addition to the lack of regulatory guidance, a second critical distinction may help to explain the fondness developed by some agencies for grants and cooperative agreements.

The decision to award a grant or cooperative agreement to a particular competitor, unlike the decision to award a procurement contract, is not protestable before GAO. The term also includes grants awarded under contracts that have been awarded by USAID for the purpose of administering grant programs.

As used in this section, the term “grantee” includes a recipient of a grant or a signatory to a cooperative agreement, as well as sub-recipients of USAID assistance under grants, cooperative agreements and. Table Overall Responsibilities for Managing Grants and Cooperative Agreements.

These employees Are responsible for A. The Director (1) Making sure that Service staff comply with Federal laws and Department of the Interior (Department) policies for managing grants and cooperative agreements; (2) Making sure that we have national policy and guidance for managing grants and cooperative.

For AHRQ competing grants and cooperative agreements and contracts, grant applications and contract proposals that request direct salaries for individuals in excess of the applicable RATE of $, per year (or $ per hour for a full-time appointment of hours per year) will be adjusted in accordance with the legislative salary.

PA United States Environmental Agency Office of Soi«d Waste ana Emergency Response DIRECTIVE NUMBER: TITLE: FINAL GUIDANCE ON STATE CORE PROGRAM FUNDING COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS APPROVAL DATE: EFFECTIVE DATE: ORIGINATING OFFICE: Q FINAL D DRAFT STATUS: [ ] [ ] [ ] A- Pending OMB approval B.

SUBJECT: Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements with State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments in accordance with 2 CFR Part and PartUniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

§ - Use of grant agreements (including fixed amount awards), cooperative agreements, and contracts. pdf The Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity must decide on the appropriate instrument for the Federal award (i.e., grant agreement, cooperative agreement, or contract) in accordance with the Federal Grant and Cooperative.At a minimum, the BAA shall solicit proposals for contracts.

The BAA may also permit industry download pdf submit proposals for grants, cooperative agreements, or other transactions or instruments. In choosing the appropriate award type, officials shall consider which type is best suited to achieve the goals of the R&D project.Students gain a basic, working knowledge of the assistance process from preaward through closeout.