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The core of Service First is an agreement between two or more agencies to do things from an integrated perspective.

Interagency Agreement, FMS-7600B (1,295 KB PDF)

Process for Establishing an Interagency Agreement

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IA Agreement Process Graphic - Basic (355 KB PDF)
IA Agreement Process Graphic - Detailed (1,920 KB PDF)

Managers agree to a project, then jointly develop the scope of work and financial plan.

FS Grants & Agreements
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Interagency Agreement process and roles when a Department of Interior Agency reimburses the Forest Service:

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DOI Agency Program Lead Responsibilities:

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DOI Agency Procurement Responsibilities:

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FS Grants Management Specialist Responsibilities:

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Interagency Agreement process and roles when Forest Service reimburses a Department of Interior Agency:

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FS Program Manager Responsibilities:

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FS Grants Management Specialist Responsibilities:

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DOI Agency District Budget Analyst Responsibilities:

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2013 Interagency Memorandum of Understanding

Interagency Memorandum of Understanding, Sept 2013 (192 KB PDF)

This MOU enables all four Service First agencies to share resources, re-delegate authorities, duties and responsibilities and simplify the reimbursable process. The Interagency Memorandum of Understanding defines the mechanism for Intra-governmental Orders (IGO) and Task Orders (TO) among the agencies. The IGO or TO should include a statement of work that describes the project and mutual agreement between the agencies affected. Agencies do not need a separate Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Service First project.

The BLM and Forest Service have manual direction to assist field units in implementing Service First projects. The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife do not have specific agency direction; see examples below or contact your agency agreements coordinator for assistance.

Sample Agreements

National Agreements Coordinators

Before contacting the staff below, please consult your local or state/region coordinators.

 

Contact:

Lura Matthews
Acting Service First Coordinator
303-239-3950
Bureau of Land Management

Forest Service

National Park Service

US Fish and Wildlife Service