Welcome to USAID’s updated FOIA library! In addition to the information provided pursuant to Freedom of Information Act, Title 5 U.S.C. § 552 and agency FOIA regulations, you may now also browse for USAID’s frequently requested records at the USAID FOIA Reading Room and enter search criteria. Examples of search criteria include a company name, an award number, a bureau/mission and/or a specific USAID program. USAID is committed to transparency and an open government and is working to build up the agency’s repository of available records for your convenience.

Please Note: Due to certain sensitivities, Privacy Act requests are not posted to the FOIA library.

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.

Inspector General
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.

Your first click to the U.S. Government

Open Government
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.

Sunshine Week 2024


Sunshine Week occurs each year in mid-March, coinciding with James Madison’s birthday and the National Freedom of Information Day on March 16th, with the purpose of educating the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy.