H.R. 15499 (94th): Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act

Sep 09, 1976 (94th Congress, 1975–1976)
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 1437 (same title)
Enrolled Bill — Oct 01, 1976

Jack Brooks
Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 7691 (95th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Signed by the President
Feb 03, 1978

S. 1437 (Related)
Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act

Enrolled Bill
Last Action: Oct 01, 1976


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 29, 1976 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Sep 09, 1976
Referred to Committee Sep 09, 1976
Passed House Sep 29, 1976
Full Title

A bill to distinguish Federal grant and cooperative agreement relationships from Federal procurement relationships, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

House Oversight and Government Reform

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

9/16/1976--Reported to House amended.
(Reported to House from the Committee on Government Operations with amendments, H. Rept. 94-1572) Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act - States that it is the purpose of this Act to assure the existence of a clear distinction between Federal grant and cooperative agreement relationships, and Federal procurement relationships.
Requires Federal agencies to use a form of procurement contract whenever acquiring property or services or whenever otherwise appropriate.
Requires such agencies to use a form of grant agreement whenever transferring anything of value to the recipient to accomplish a public purpose and whenever no substantial involvement is anticipated between such agency and the recipient.
Requires Federal agencies to use a form of cooperative agreement to transfer anything of value to a recipient to accomplish a public purpose whenever substantial involvement is anticipated between the agency and recipient.
Authorizes each agency to make contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for the conduct of scientific research at nonprofit institutions of higher education or at nonprofit scientific research organizations and to vest in the recipients title to equipment or other tangible property purchased with such funds.
Directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to undertake a study to develop a better understanding of alternative means of implementing Federal assistance programs.
Requires the Director to report the results of such study to the Committees on Government Operations of both Houses within two years of the enactment of this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 15499 (94th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus