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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

What is a Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
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What is a Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

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  • A Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement is used to accept funds from outside sources for performing research-related or support services.
  • Trust Fund Cooperative Agreements do not include the right of first refusal to an exclusive license to the cooperator for a patent developed under the agreement.
Outside Sources of Funds
  • Other USDA Agencies; Other Federal Agencies; State, County, and Municipal Agencies
  • Institutions; Colleges and Universities
  • Scientific Societies and Foundations
  • Private Organizations
  • Individuals
Reference: Policies and Procedures 324.0 ARS Reimbursable and Trust Fund Agreements

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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