Under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations, National Partnership payments to the States are facilitated by the following types of agreements:

  • National Partnerships, which support the delivery of specified projects, facilitate reforms or reward those jurisdictions that deliver on nationally significant reforms;
  • Implementation Plans, which are not required for all National Partnerships, but may be required where there are jurisdictional differences in context or approach to implementation, or where information additional to the National Partnership is required to increase accountability and transparency; and
  • Project Agreements, which are a simpler form of National Partnership, used for low value and/or low risk projects.

National Partnerships and Project Agreements are typically time limited.