ADS Reference 319mag

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Heightened-Risk Vetting Order

A Mandatory Reference for ADS 319

New Edition Date: 01/15/2021
Responsible Office: M/MPBP
File Name: 319mag_011521


Consistent with USAID policy and regulations, the Agency may determine that a particular award, activity, or other USAID assistance is subject to vetting in the interest of national security. The purpose of this document is to describe standard operating procedures for Heightened-Risk Vetting (HRV), a process in which USAID vets a program, award, subaward or activity or other assistance in a location without an existing, country-wide vetting program. These policies and procedures are intended to help mitigate the risk that USAID funds and other resources inadvertently provide support or benefit to individuals or entities that are terrorists, supporters of terrorists, or affiliated with terrorists, while also minimizing the impact of the vetting process on USAID programs and its implementing partners.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:15pm