Agencies are not required to complete a separate agreement for their specific projects. The Interagency MOU is a global agreement that all agencies can use and quote. Keep in mind that ENTREPRISES are not fund vehicles and cannot commit funds. In other words, you cannot move money from one agency to another with an agreement. You must establish a separate mandatory agreement with specific forms provided by each agency, whether you are the recipient of the money or the fund payer. Service First provides that agencies enter into repayable agreements, but also transfer funds directly to another agency via treasury codes. This is a new process that is being tested at several sites across the country. At this stage, this option is not open to all units at the national level, but based on the results of the pilots, we are in the process of developing procedures and criteria for use. This February 2017 amendment establishes a framework for the terms and conditions governing mandatory inter-institutional agreements between service agencies and between Service First agencies. This agreement allows the four front-line service agencies to share their resources, re-delegate government, tasks and responsibilities, and simplify the repayable process.

The Inter-Institutional Memorandum of Understanding defines the mechanism for internal government orders (IGO) and mission orders (TO) among agencies. The IGO or TO should contain a working statement outlining the project and mutual agreement between the agencies concerned. Agencies do not need a separate Memorandum of Understanding to implement a Service First project. The BLM and forestry have manual direction to assist field units in implementing first service projects. The National Park Service and united States Fish and Wildlife do not have specific agency management; see examples below or talk to your agency contract coordinator for assistance. There are two main methods for moving money between agencies to fulfill the conditions of the first service agreement: refundable accounts and direct transfers. Staff from both agencies negotiate the results of the agreement taking into account the extent of the work and cost elements, the duration of the agreement, the special report or schedule, the frequency of billing, monitoring and standard operating procedures, and the transfer of administrative requirements. Please have your respective scholarships and contract agents reported. After completing this form, follow the policies of both agencies for the processing of agreements. In general, you need a contract specialist to verify your agreement before a manager signs it. Some agencies have such automated databases.

B as the Forest Service`s I-WEB database, but not others. You should discuss the process and steps with your scholarship and agreement specialists. If the estimated costs of service agencies first are generally the same for a project, co-site or long-standing position, agencies may enter into an agreement (no formal inter-institutional agreement) to provide compensation for the costs of goods or services exchanged between agencies. The core of Service First is an agreement between two or more agencies to do things from an integrated perspective. Once the agreement has been signed, an eligible account is established by the Agency, which receives the funds to be billed to meet the terms of the agreement. Master Cooperative Agreement Between Florida Forest Service, BLM, NPS, BIA, USFWS – USFS Master Agreement Interagency Support during Emergency Incidents MOU Between Eastern Area Coordinating Group and Southern Area Coordinating Group DOI Agency District BudgetAlyst Responsibilities: Interagency Agreement Overview and Completionation Instructions Presentation (962 KB PDF).