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Agricultural Research Service

What is a Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
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What is a Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

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  • Reimbursable Cooperative Agreements are used to accept funds from outside sources for performing research-related or support services.
  • The cooperator reimburses ARS as funds are expended
  • Reimbursable Cooperative Agreements do not include the right of first refusal to an exclusive license for the cooperator, to a patent developed under the agreement.

Reimbursable Cooperative Agreements are similar to Trust Fund Cooperative Agreements. The cooperator usually reimburses ARS as funds are spent as opposed to providing the funds at the initiation of the agreement.

Reimbursable Cooperative Agreements are usually only entered into with other government agencies or organizations when the negotiating official determines that payment in arrears for services rendered will not pose an undue risk to the Government.

Reference: Policies and Procedures 324.0 -ARS Reimbursable and Trust Fund Agreements


Last Modified: 8/4/2009
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