FOIA Requests

How to Submit FOIA and Privacy Act Requests to MCC

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows any person the right to request access to MCC’s records, data or information. Like all federal agencies in the Executive Branch, MCC may disclose records requested pursuant to the FOIA and may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute.

Submit a Request

You may submit your request in electronically in writing by clicking on this link. Our ability to respond to your request is dependent upon the clarity of the information that you provide in your request. Please provide as much description as possible. Please list the types of documents that you are seeking, the timeframe related to the documents, a reasonable description of the records you are seeking, and any other pertinent information that may assist us in processing your request. MCC can only release information within its own its own records.

Request must be in writing and be submitted by fax, courier service postal mail, or email.

FOIA requests should be addressed using the following information:

Millennium Challenge Corporation
Attn: Chief FOIA Officer
1099 14th St., NW, Suite 700
Washington D.C. 20005-3550

Please send all email correspondence to FOIA@MCC.gov. Please note, that we are unable to accept Privacy requests by email. This is the only email address used for FOIA requests. If you use any other email address to send your request, your request will not be considered properly received by the agency.

Fees

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.

Availability of Records

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. Your request must reasonably describe the records you seek. You do not have to give the record’s name or title, but the more specific you are, the more likely it will be that the record you seek may be located.

How to submit a Privacy Act Request/Authorization to Release Personal Information

In order to protect your privacy, when you make a written request for information about yourself, you must provide either a notarized statement or a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that you are the person you claim to be. You may fulfill this requirement by: (1) having your signature on your request letter witnessed by a notary, or (2) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746 include the following statement just before the signature on your request letter: “I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on [date].” If you request information about yourself and do not provide one of these statements, your request cannot be processed under the Privacy Act. This requirement helps to ensure that private information about you will not be disclosed to anyone else. You must send your initial Privacy Act request via mail to the following address:

Millennium Challenge Corporation
Attn: Chief FOIA Officer
1099 14th St., NW, Suite 700
Washington D.C. 20005-3550

How to check the status of your FOIA/Privacy Act Request

FOIA Email: FOIA@MCC.gov
FOIA Contact Number: (202) 772-6686

Please include your name, contact information and the tracking number in your message.