Cooperation agreements and grants are “a legal instrument of financial support between a federal agency or passport unit and a non-federal unit” within the meaning of the single OMB guidelines (200.24 for cooperation agreements and 200.51 euros for subsidy agreements). Here, for example, is a cooperation agreement of the Department of Geological Survey of the Interior (USGS). This is a cooperative funding opportunity for research and technical assistance, which is provided in the form of a cooperation agreement and not a grant. The laureate will work closely with USGS staff and researchers to improve scientific computing and visualization capabilities through the search for new large-scale computer tools, methods and data management techniques. The main difference between a grant and a cooperation agreement is that, in the case of a grant, there is not much substantial interaction between the federal government and the recipient. In a cooperation agreement, the federal government is crucially associated with the declared agreement. If you are interested in more detailed information on grants and cooperation agreements, here are some resources: the essential difference between a purchase contract and a cooperation contract is that, in a cooperation contract, money is allocated to another body in order to fulfill a public purpose with the participation of the Confederation. In a purchase agreement, the federal government buys a product or service from another company. 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.
Given that the amount of NIJ participation at the time of submission may not be clear, applicants proposing research involving more than nine (9) advisorys should consider that an authorization of the PRA OMB is necessary and take this information into account when developing the application, including the proposal , the research plan, the timetable and the budget. 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. This cooperation is programmatic and can offer benefits (for example. B technical and specialized expertise) that would otherwise not be available to the recipient.