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FS Grants & Agreements
The core of Service First is an agreement between two or more agencies to do things from an integrated perspective. Agreements may be formal such as a Memorandum of Understanding or informal such as an interagency team that works together on a regular basis. Agreements may also include non-federal partners.
The 2006 Interagency Memorandum of Understanding 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.
National Agreements Coordinators
Before contacting the staff below, please consult your local or state/region coordinators.
- BLM: Nancy Adrain
- Forest Service: Patricia Palmer
- National Park Service: Kathy Fleming
- US Fish and Wildlife Service: Kathy Scully