They come from this webinar with an effective understanding of the difference between the management of a grant and a cooperation agreement. You will also receive practical instructions for using your know-how in the uniform guidance environment. Federal authorities use purchase contracts and various forms of financial assistance (subsidies, cooperation agreements and others) to transfer funds to individuals and organizations in order to achieve the Agency`s authorized mission. The NIJ may opt for discretionary grants in the form of grants or cooperation agreements. While many of you are familiar with subsidies, you may not be familiar with cooperation agreements. Cooperation agreements are just another tool to support crime and quality justice research. The cooperation agreements allow us to make full use of the expertise of NIJ scientists and to support innovative research. The table below shows some of the key differences and similarities between these two financing options. A cooperation agreement can be a highly specialized research award, in which federal employees are among the relatively few experts in this field. In this case, the award can be defined as a « cooperation agreement, » since federal officials and non-federal recipients will conduct the joint research in one way or another. Hello, Johnnie, you have to look, so apply for federal grants. Please read this article that moves through this process and links to other research points: Sandra Swab is currently an independent advisor, focused on scholarship management, federal reporting data and program management. Sandra is considered a scholarship specialist and guide and has more than 35 years of federal government experience in grants, finance, program and data management.

Key Takeaways 1. Subsidies and cooperation agreements are very similar. 2. The differences lie in the details of implementation (i.e., cooperation agreements are accompanied by « substantial participation » by the federal agency). 3. There are also legal implications of these different agreements, so read the agreements carefully and discuss them with the lawyers. [Note 1] Significant participation means that scientific staff support, guide, coordinate or participate in project activities after the scientific or program staff are awarded. In general, the cost of cooperation agreements indicates that the responsibility for the implementation of the supported project rests with the recipient of the implementation of the funded and approved proposal and budget, as well as the conditions for allocation. Responsibility for monitoring and diverting the project, if any, rests with the NIJ. Moreover, substantial participation is a more relative than absolute concept.

NIJ`s participation in a cooperation project will depend on the circumstances. Examples of this include the review and approval of IJ`s implementation, monitoring and evaluation plans; The necessary review and approval of the IJ after completion of a phase of work before it passes the next phases; IJ`s verification and authorization of subcontracting or sub-subsidy; joint actions and cooperation or participation, such as between the NIJ and the laureate, in carrying out certain technical activities involved in the implementation of the project. Over the past three years, we have published a wide range of blog posts that explain the ins and outs of federal grants. In some of these articles, as part of our « What is… Let`s define key concepts that candidates can find by scouring federal grant opportunities. In the case of cooperation agreements, it is likely that the OMB PRA will need to be reviewed and approved if the NIJ plays an important role in the design, development of methodology and analysis of data collection.