Some partnerships have formal agreements that include legal documents or administrative tasks. While the forest service grant and agreement specialist is responsible for the instruments of thought or law, the partners may wish to know more. Remember — it is important to consult with the Forest Services Grants and Agreements team early and often. What steps should be taken to develop a grant or agreement? Applicability of management and cost requirements, Part 1 What are the ethical considerations of partnering? Does the Federal Advisory Council (FACA) law apply to my partnerships? The 2003 Desk Guide Agreement for NFS Program Managers. This 200-language document is aimed at trainers and contains detailed (albeit dated) information and case studies and standard documents. Who are the authorities that partner with forest services? Account for issues related to the integrity and performance of co-ores.