Submitting Your Request
Your request must be submitted in writing, by post or by e-mail.
Mail your request to the following address:
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Attn: Chief FOIA Officer Monique Ricker
875 Fifteenth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Although we are accepting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by e-mail, we’re sorry, but we are unable to accept Privacy Act requests by e-mail.
Formulating Your Request
Our ability to respond expeditiously and responsively to your request is dependent upon the clarity of your request. Please provide as much descriptive information as possible. List the types of documents that you want and the timeframe of the documents that should govern our search.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) can only provide access to its own records. For information about other agencies role in the design of the MCC, please contact those agencies individually.
The FOIA allows agencies to charge requesters for FOIA search, review and copying services. In your request letter, please indicate your willingness to pay processing fees and the dollar amount you are willing to pay.
Please remember to give us a phone number in your request letter that we can use if we have questions about your request.
Several characteristics of the FOIA should be kept in mind. As a general rule, agencies are not required to create records in order to respond to FOIA requests. Nor are agencies required to answer questions posed as FOIA requests. Please remember that the FOIA pertains only to existing records and that requests cannot be made for “future” records not yet created.
Under certain conditions you may be entitled to have your request processed on an expedited basis if you can show a compelling need. There are two categories of circumstances for the justification for expedited processing. Expedited processing can be requested when the failure to obtain the requested records on an expedited basis could reasonably be expected to pose an imminent threat to the life or physical safety of an individual. Expedited processing can be granted if the requester is a person primarily engaged in disseminating information to the public and the information is urgently needed to inform the public concerning some actual or alleged government activity. Please note: Requests are not expedited merely because the requester is a representative of the news media.
Your request for expedited processing must be accompanied by an explanation setting forth the reasons your request should be expedited. You should certify that the reasons you have given are true and correct.
We will notify you of our decision about whether to grant expedited processing within no more than ten days after receiving your request. If we deny your request for expedited processing, you will be advised of your right to submit an administrative appeal.