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. 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. With regard to cooperation agreements, a significant participation is expected between the IJ and the winner. The fellow is required to cooperate with the NIJ Grant Manager, who is the authorized representative of NIJ, who is responsible for the proper management of the prize. In addition, an NIJ scientist is responsible for collaborating with the recipient`s researchers on substantive issues related to the award – support, advice, coordination and participation in project activities to ensure success. The NIJ scientist may also publish and be present with the recipient`s investigators as representatives of the NIJ. Recipients of a cooperation agreement must obtain and obtain prior authorization for a conference.
This could have an impact on research activities, including working group meetings, roundtables and focus groups, which fit the definition of a “conference” within the framework of the DOJ policy. For more information, see the OJP`s financial guide, “Conference Authorization, Planning and Reporting.” With a grant, the scholarship holder has a high degree of autonomy. While fellows are still required to report regularly on the status of studies, among other grants, there are administrative requirements and participation in the NIJ is much lower. 2. Cooperation agreements are used when the finance official believes that significant participation should be expected. The financial advisor should document the nature of the significant participation that led to the selection of a cooperation agreement. Under no circumstances can cooperation agreements be used only to obtain stricter controls, typical of a contract. 4. Yes – USAID`s proposed participation is considered SUBSTANTIAL INVOLVEMENT and, therefore, the appropriate implementation instrument is a cooperation agreement. An applicant must continue to be licensed during the authentication period in North Carolina and be in a good reputation for the practice of law.
b) Significant participation – The applicant confirms to the board that experience shows that the applicant is involved in the practice of estate planning and estate law. A cooperation agreement is a type of project in which joint action or cooperation between the federal allocation agency and the recipient during the implementation of the project is deemed necessary or desirable for a successful implementation of the project.