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Agreements (ERS Corner)

ERS Types of Agreements

Assistance-Type Cooperative Agreements (ATCA)

Principal purpose is to transfer a thing of value to the recipient to stimulate or carry out a public purpose and substantial involvement is anticipated between the ERS and the recipient.

    • Requires competition (there are exemptions)
    • Awarded under the authority of 7 U.S.C.3318(c)

Grants

Principal purpose is to transfer a thing of value (money, property, services, etc.) to the recipient to stimulate or carry out a public purpose with no substantial involvement anticipated between ERS and the recipient.

    • Requires competition
    • Awarded under the authority of 7 U.S.C.3318(c)
    • ERS is not a grant making agency

COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

An agreement between the ERS and another party that describes in detail a jointly planned and executed research program or project of mutual interest between the parties where both parties contribute resources.

    • Awarded under the authority of 7 USC 3318(b).
    • Entered into REE-AIMS
    • Subject to regulations codified at 7CFR 550.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 03/12/2014

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