The Agency questioned whether the definition of work in the Granger-Thye Act includes the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection and treatment systems, water systems and sanitary landfills, and whether the proportional share used for this work can be considered as a cooperative fund to be used at the same time as funds for the operation and maintenance of sewerage systems. The proportional share paid by Forest Service permitted under cooperation agreements for the operation and maintenance of sanitation systems, water systems and sanitary landfills can be considered a cooperative deposit under the Granger-Thye Act. You receive financial assistance through the forest service through grants and cooperation agreements, primarily through research and development units as well as public and private forest units. Detailed information can be found in our acquisition management program. Cooperation agreements and grants are “support instruments” that are used when the primary objective is to transfer a value value to a recipient in order to perform a public service that is accepted in support of federal law. The only difference between a cooperation agreement and a grant is the amount of participation of the federal agency. A significant participation expected during the implementation of the planned activity between the beneficiary and the north-east zone indicates a cooperation agreement. If the recipient expects the project to be implemented without significant agency cooperation or intervention and the northeast sector primarily controls the performance of the recipient, the right tool is a subsidy. Most of this information must be provided on the SF-424. Master Agreement Interagency Support during Emergency Incidents Cooperative Agreement: A legal instrument for documentation of aid when significant participation is expected between the forest service and the recipient. Information collected on the USDA Forest Service website.

Click here for more information. . IN TERMS OF THE USE OF LAND OR RESOURCES IN NATIONAL FORESTS, PERMITS ARE SOMETIMES FACED WITH TYPES OF WORK FOR WHICH THEY HAVE NO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL OR EQUIPMENT. IN MANY CASES, THE FOREST SERVICE HAS APPROPRIATE MONITORING AND EQUIPMENT AND COULD DO THIS WORK IF THE PAYMENT COULD BE USED BY THE FOREST SERVICE, THE LATTER WOULD PREVENT THE DEPLETION OF FOREST RESOURCES. IN SOME CASES, IT WOULD EFFECTIVELY REDUCE THE COST OF GOVERNMENT LABOUR. THE SUBSECTION (B) IS A COLLABORATION WITH PERMITTEES AUTHORIZE. IN THE CASE OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE- COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS, 26 MAY 1976: THE SECRETARY IS AUTHORIZED TO NEGOTIATE AND ENTER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS, INSTITUTIONS, OR PERSONS TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN COOPERATIVE POLLUTION, AND SEWERAGE SYSTEMS; COOPERATION WITH LABOUR, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROGRAMMES; THE DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLICATION OF COOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND FOREST HISTORY MATERIALS; AND TO ENSURE FOREST PROTECTION, SOIL IMPROVEMENT, RENDERING AND THINNING OF TREES. THE SECRETARY MAY ENTER INTO AFORESAID AGREEMENTS IF HE DECIDES THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST BENEFITED AND THAT IS A MUTUAL INTEREST OTHER THAN MONETARY CONSIDERATIONS.

UNDER THESE COOPERATION AGREEMENTS, THE SECRETARY IS AUTHORIZED TO PREFER OR REIMBURSE THE CO-OPERATORS FOR RESOURCES FROM ALL FOREST SERVICE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SIMILAR WORK OR BY PROVIDING OR SHARING EQUIPMENT, STOCKS, FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT.