(f) No grant document, contract, contract, contract, memorandum of understanding, policy or regulation used by USAID requires religious organizations to ensure that they do not use funds or property for explicitly religious activities (including activities involving basic religious content such as worship, religious education or proselytization). Such restrictions apply in the same way to religious and secular organizations. All organizations participating in USAID programs (including a Prime Award or Subawards), including religious organizations, must conduct eligible activities in accordance with all program requirements and other requirements for USAID-funded activities, including those that prohibit the use of direct USAID financial support for explicitly religious activities. No grant documents, agreements, contracts, declarations of intent, policies or regulations used by USAID may disqualify religious organizations from participating in USAID programs because they are motivated or influenced by religious beliefs in providing social services or because of their religious character or membership. What are the characteristics of cooperation agreements? I`ll remember that. The element of essential participation that is authorized for any cooperation agreement is described in the act of attribution. AO can delegate responsibility for essential participation elements to AOR. An FAA is a grant agreement under which USAID provides specific assistance and for which the payment is based on achieving milestones relative to the recipient`s actual cost. This type of allocation reduces some of the administrative and registration requirements for both the recipient and USAID.
Responsibility is primarily based on performance and results. It is important that the scope of the program is specific and that appropriate cost, perish or pricing data are available to establish an FAA with the certainty that the recipient is not achieving an increase above the actual costs. USAID should assign an FAA when program performance and results can be easily quantified in benchmarks or outcomes. It is important to note that leaders and associated prices are separate instruments. A Commitment under the Leader Award is not transferable to Associate Awards (or Associate Awards to the Leader Award or other Associated Awards) without the re-committed and re-engaged funds being withdrawn and re-engaged in accordance with the USAID Directive. LWA can be either grants or cooperation agreements. Aid is financial support from the U.S. government to an organization – through a grant or cooperation agreement – to help achieve a project that benefits the Community and promotes the goals of the United States.