U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Feb 01, 2023
(a) After CCC approves an application by an applicant, CCC will negotiate an agreement with the applicant. The agreement will set forth the obligations of CCC and the recipient.
(b) The agreement will include the general information required in 2 CFR 200.211(b), as applicable.
(c) The agreement will incorporate general terms and conditions, pursuant to 2 CFR 200.211(c), as applicable.
(d) To the extent that this information is not already included in the agreement pursuant to paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the agreement will also include the following:
(1) The kind, quantity, and use of the donated commodities and an estimated commodity call forward schedule, with the month and year indicated for each expected commodity shipment;
(2) A plan of operation, which will include the following:
(i) The objectives to be accomplished under the project;
(ii) A detailed description of each activity to be implemented;
(iii) The target country(ies) and the areas of the target country(ies) in which the activities will be implemented;
(iv) The methods and criteria for selecting the beneficiaries of the activities;
(v) Any contributions for cost sharing or matching, including cash and non-cash contributions, that the recipient expects to receive from non-CCC sources that:
(A) Are critical to the implementation of the activities; or
(B) Enhance the implementation of the activities;
(vi) Any subrecipient that will be involved in the implementation of the activities, and the criteria for selecting a subrecipient that has not yet been identified;
(vii) Any other governmental or nongovernmental entities that will be involved in the implementation of the activities; and
(viii) Any processing, packaging, or repackaging of the donated commodities that will take place prior to their distribution, sale, or barter by the recipient;
(3) A budget, which will set forth the maximum amounts of sale proceeds, CCC-provided funds, interest, program income, and voluntary committed cost sharing or matching contributions that may be used for each line item, as well as other applicable budget requirements;
(4) Performance goals for the agreement, including a list of results, with long-term benefits where applicable, to be achieved by the activities; indicators, targets, and baseline data; and information about how performance will be assessed, including the timing and scope of expected performance; and
(5) Any additional provisions specified by CCC during the negotiation of the agreement.
(e) The agreement will also include specific terms and conditions, and certifications and representations, including the following, as applicable:
(1) The agreement will prohibit the sale or transshipment of the donated commodities by the recipient to a country not specified in the agreement, or the use of the donated commodities for other than domestic purposes, for as long as the recipient has title to such donated commodities;
(2) The recipient will assert that it has taken action to ensure that any donated commodities that will be distributed to beneficiaries will be imported and distributed free from all customs, duties, tolls, and taxes. The recipient must submit information to CCC to support this assertion;
(3) The recipient will assert that, to the best of its knowledge, the importation and distribution of the donated commodities in the target country will not result in a substantial disincentive to or interference with domestic production or marketing in that country. The recipient must submit information to CCC to support this assertion;
(4) The recipient will assert that, to the best of its knowledge, any sale or barter of the donated commodities will not displace or interfere with any sales of United States commodities that would otherwise be made to or within the target country. The recipient must submit information to CCC to support this assertion; and
(5) The recipient will assert that adequate transportation and storage facilities will be available in the target country at the time of the arrival of the donated commodities to prevent spoilage or waste of the donated commodities. The recipient must submit information to CCC to support this assertion.
(f) CCC may enter into a multicountry agreement in which donated commodities are delivered to one country and activities are carried out in another.
(g) CCC may provide donated commodities and CCC-provided funds under a multiyear agreement contingent upon the availability of commodities and funds.