Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act (1977)


The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act set out to guide government agencies in their use of Federal funds – particularly by distinguishing between contracts, cooperative agreements and grants.

Contracts, the law states, are awarded when a Federal agency is acquiring something – a service, for example. Both grants and cooperative agreements are awarded when a Federal agency is providing assistance – the latter involving a greater degree of participation and oversight by the agency.

Details


Body: Congress

 

Website: https://www.congress.gov

 

Effective Date: February 3, 1978

 

Entry Type: Law

 

Document Citation: Public Law 95-224