ADS Chapter 221

USAID’s Procedures for Implementing International Agreements for Tied and Untied Aid

Functional Series 200 – Programming

Document Quality Check Date: 02/15/2013
Partial Revision Date: 07/29/2008
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This chapter establishes the policy directives and required procedures for implementing the U.S. Government’s (USG) agreements for tied and untied aid.

This chapter includes:

  • Country groupings covered under each agreement;
  • Acquisition and assistance actions covered by each agreement;
  • Numerical thresholds that apply to the covered actions;
  • Exclusions from coverage;
  • Consultation procedures for capital projects financed with a combination of grants, loans, guarantees, and private sector funds;
  • Reporting requirements to international organizations; and
  • Responsibilities of USAID/Washington and the Missions.