Hi Dave, yes, it can be them. But it really depends on the possibility of specific funding – which is the main purpose of the grant. As long as the grant achieves this goal, funding can support all or part of a 508-compliant website. If you have any further questions, we advise you to contact the body promoting the financial aid or the cooperation agreement, as we are not able to answer this question in a binding manner. Generally speaking, “substantial participation” refers to the degree to which federal employees directly perform or implement parts of the award program. In the case of a grant, the federal government maintains a stricter oversight and oversight role. In a cooperation agreement, federal employees are then more involved in the implementation of the program. If you read “cooperative,” consider working “side by side.” The specific way in which this participation is integrated varies according to the programme and the agency. Important conclusions 1. Grants and cooperation agreements are very similar. 2. The differences lie in the details of implementation (i.e. cooperation agreements are concluded with “substantial participation” by the federal authority).

3. There are also legal implications of these different agreements, so read the agreements carefully and discuss them with lawyers. The objective of this cooperation programme is to support and/or create model national activities that result in measurable environmental or health outcomes in communities that are exposed to disproportionate environmental risks and damage. These models should use or use existing resources or assets of public authorities to develop important tools and processes that integrate environmental justice thinking into national governments and government programs. NIJ may choose to grant discretionary powers in the form of grants or cooperation agreements. While many of you are familiar with grants, you may not be so familiar with cooperation agreements. Cooperation agreements are just another tool to support quality crime and justice research. Cooperation agreements allow us to take full advantage of the expertise of NIJ scientists and support innovative research. The table below shows some of the main differences and similarities between these two financing options. This cooperation is programmatic in nature and may be beneficial (e.g.B technical and technical experience) which otherwise will not be available to the recipient. Ultimately, cooperation agreements provide assistance and establish relationships between the organizations and the sponsor, in which both parties pursue commonly declared goals or activities. In a cooperation agreement, NIJ is an unwavering partner in research efforts.

Both cooperation agreements and grants “transfer anything of value from the federal agency or Pass Through to the non-federal agency to fulfill a public purpose.” Cooperation agreements and grants are “a legal instrument of financial support between a federal awarding agency or transit agency and a non-federal agency” within the meaning of the OMB Uniform Guidance (§200.24 for the cooperation agreement and §200.51 for the grant agreement). A cooperation agreement can be a highly specialized research award in which federal staff are one of the few experts in this field. .