If you are interested in more detailed information about grants and cooperation agreements, you will find a few other resources: a cooperation agreement is a form of support. It reflects a relationship between the U.S. government and a beneficiary. Cooperation agreements are used when the government`s purpose is to assist the intermediary in providing goods or services to the authorized recipient, instead of acquiring the services of an intermediary that can ultimately be delivered to an authorized recipient. [Trauma Serv. Group v. United States, 33 Fed. Cl. 426 (Fed. Cl. 1995)] A cooperation agreement is a type of project in which joint action or cooperation between the federal awarding agency and the beneficiary during the implementation of the project is deemed necessary or desirable to carry out the project.