1. A method operable at a scheduled device for coordinating resource usage, the method comprising:receiving a downlink control information (DCI) grant from a scheduling device, the DCI grant identifying scheduled resources for communicating data;
deciding whether to utilize the scheduled resources identified in the DCI grant for communicating the data;
sending an acknowledgement of the DCI grant to the scheduling device based, at least in part, on the decision and information associated with the DCI grant, wherein the information associated with the DCI grant comprises an acknowledgement request indication in the DCI grant, a condition associated with the DCI grant, or both; and
communicating the data via the scheduled resources when the scheduled resources identified in the DCI grant are decided to be utilized.