Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Non-Governmental Organizations

Functional Series 300 – Acquisition & Assistance

Partial Revision Date: 06/07/2024
Responsible Office: M/OAA/P
File Name: 303_060724


This chapter describes the Agency’s internal guidance, policy directives, required procedures, and standards for the award and administration of USAID grants and cooperative agreements to:

  • Institutions of higher education,
  • Hospitals,
  • Nonprofit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and
  • Commercial organizations.

USAID provides assistance to U.S. or non-U.S organizations, individuals, nonprofits, and for-profit entities. Authorizing legislation (including the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended), other statutes, Government-wide directives and regulations, and Agency policies specify the eligibility requirements for individual assistance programs. The Agency has identified its corporate priorities for, and approach to, assistance in the USAID Acquisition and Assistance Strategy.