Sample MOUs

Below are five sample MOUs for emergency managers or community services to use as examples when drafting Memorandums of Understanding or Interagency Agreements. As background:

Memorandum of Understanding

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a legal document describing a bilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action, rather than a legal commitment. It is a more formal alternative to a gentlemen’s agreement, but generally lacks the bind power of a contract.

Memorandum of Agreement

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) or cooperative agreement is a document written between parties to cooperatively work together on an agreed upon project or meet an agreed upon objective. The purpose of an MOA is to have a written understanding of the agreement between parties. The MOA can also be a legal document that is binding and hold the parties responsible to their commitment or just a partnership agreement.

Closed POD MOA 2012-06-15


Public transit sample 1

Regional Sheltering IMA

Transportation MOU concept of operations

(These sample were provided by the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, Springfield, MA.)


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