Branding and Marking
Functional Series 300 – Acquisition & Assistance
Partial Revision Date: 03/15/2022
Responsible Office: LPA
File Name: 320_031522
By law, programs, projects, activities, public communications, and commodities funded under the authority of Section 641 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA) and the annual appropriations acts must be identified appropriately overseas as American aid. Consistent with this statutory requirement, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mandates that all the Agency’s assistance be identified as American aid, except in rare circumstances, as noted below. Identifying assistance as American aid is critical to achieve the foreign-policy objectives of the United States and appropriately provides credit to U.S. taxpayers, who generously fund foreign assistance.