Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Manual 2236-001

Author: 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Shared Cost Programs

1. PURPOSE

Policies set forth in this document establish the Department of Agriculture (USDA) financial procedures regarding shared cost agreements under Shared Cost Programs (SCP) authority.

2. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/CANCELLATIONS

   a. Policies described herein apply to administration of SCP under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2263. They do not apply to Working Capital Fund or Central Cost Distribution Programs.

   b. For purposes of budget execution and financial transaction management, SCPs will be administered using sales orders.

   c. Unless otherwise noted, policies described herein assume enactment of appropriations prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year (i.e., October 1).