The USAID FOIA Library is provided as a public service and maintained by the Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and Records Division. This site provides basic guidance to assist the public in obtaining information through the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.
The public can assess the following information:
- USAID's FOIA rules and regulations
- How to make a FOIA Request
- Fees & Fee Waivers
- The FOIA Act
- FOIA Appeals
- Frequently Requested Documents
- USAID's FOIA Annual Report
- USAID Regulations
The site also provides various links to other relevant USAID internet sites for the public's convenience.
Frequently Requested Documents
Listed below are records that have recently been released that USAID has determined are or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests.
- Fiscal Year 2012 FOIA/PA Logs (pdf).
- Request for the listing of USAID employees who are small-purchases credit card holders (pdf).
- "Audit of the Adequacy of USAID's Antiterrorism Vetting Procedures" - Audit Report No. 9-000-08-001-P. (pdf)
Other Information Sources
The Automated Directives System (ADS)
Formerly the USAID Handbooks, the ADS is available to those who would like to research the Agency's policies and procedures.
The USAID Business site is your one-stop place for finding important information to get you started. USAID awards approximately $4 billion dollars each fiscal year in federal contracts and grants. Contracts are awarded primarily for technical assistance but also for commodities and/or equipment, transportation services and occasionally, construction. Grants are awarded for a variety of programs --- some recurring (e.g., Food for Peace grants and other grant programs exclusively for Private Voluntary Organizations) --- and some for unique non-recurring programs. All contracts and grants issued ultimately support objectives of that part of the U.S. foreign assistance program managed by USAID.
The USAID Inspector General heads an independent organization responsible for audits and investigations relating to USAID's programs and operations.
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization/Minority Resource Center (OSDBU/MRC) is the Agency's advocate for U.S. small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and women-owned small businesses. Contains material such as the "Guide To Doing Business With USAID."
Development Experience System: USAID's Institutional Memory
The USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) acquires, catalogs, and archives Agency development experience documentation and disseminates it to the worldwide donor community and the public.
Budget & Strategic Planning
This web site contains links to various publications (i.e. Performance Reports, Annual Performance Plan, Budget Justification) and partner seeking program information, guidance and other information to facilitate your work with USAID.
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The U.S. Agency for International Development is committed to the President's Open Government initiative, upholding the values of transparency, participation, and collaboration in tangible ways that benefit the American people.
Last updated: February 06, 2013