USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements is the best course for learning how your organization can comply with USAID's requirements and build strong relationships with USAID staff. The registration fee for this workshop is allowable and does not require prior approval.


This course covers the many rules and regulations associated with USAID funding, and is designed to enhance the ability of NGO staff to effectively manage their programs and maintain donor compliance. Whether you are new to USAID funding or have years of program experience, this highly participatory course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently apply the complex directives found within the regulations. You will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions you may have about your own award. Taught by an experienced team of senior practitioners, this workshop has been completed by thousands of development practitioners around the world. Attendees consistently evaluate the learning they receive in this course as “excellent,” “effective,” and “fun.” While the focus of this workshop is USAID funding for grants and cooperative agreements, it also provides a good foundation for understanding funding from other US Government agencies.

Note: This training is the first of three requirements for our Certificate in Assistance Management.  Participants completed the course will earn 23.4 CPE credits and receive a certificate of attendance. The course level is Basic.  The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge.

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Target Audience

In addition to individual participants, Humentum encourages teams of employees to attend this workshop together, to build and reinforce a culture of compliance across their organization. Those who will benefit include:

  • Finance, contracts & grants staff
  • Program staff
  • Administrative staff
  • New business development staff
  • Any experienced NGO employee who needs an update on the rules and regulations
  • Independent auditors (including representatives from certified public accounting firms who perform compliance or financial audits within the development sector)
  • USAID staff, including Agreement Officers, Agreement Officer’s Representatives, and program staff

If your organization is implementing a USAID contract, we offer a workshop geared to this funding mechanism: USAID Contract Management for NGOs: An Introduction.

Key Takeaways

This workshop equips employees of US and non-US NGOs with a detailed look at USAID grants and cooperative agreements and the necessary strategies for successful award and program management. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate and apply USAID rules and regulations to ensure compliant and successful program implementation
  • Build and manage collaborative relationships with key players related to your award
  • Explain the relationship between your own NGO policies and the regulations
  • Identify when approvals, waivers, and extensions are required, as well as how to obtain them
  • Develop strategies for finding the answers to common and complex issues (e.g., determining allowable costs, correct procedures for purchasing equipment, property disposition, limits on budget revision, cost share, documentation requirements, avoiding common audit findings)

Learning Approach 

Our training puts the learner at the center, using practical and fun learning activities supported by easy-to-use materials. We share tools and techniques that can be immediately used in your work.


Practice areas

Finance;Grants and Contracts;Operations;Business Development


Early Price* Regular Price
NON-MEMBERS $1,190 $1,400

*Early prices are available up to 6 weeks before the course date

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Next steps

For pricing, agenda and venue information please follow the orange 'Full info' links next to each location in the panel above which will provide this information, and follow the instructions to register. Please get in touch with us via the form below to discuss a group booking, or any other query for this workshop.

Dates and registration

Jan 28 - Jan 30, 2020 Durham, NC, United States English Full info
Feb 03 - Feb 05, 2020 Pretoria, South Africa English Full info
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2020 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of English Full info
Feb 24 - Feb 26, 2020 Washington, DC, United States English Full info
Mar 02 - Mar 04, 2020 Beirut, Lebanon English Full info
Mar 02 - Mar 04, 2020 Nairobi, Kenya English Full info
Mar 09 - Mar 11, 2020 Bangkok, Thailand English Full info
Mar 16 - Mar 18, 2020 Phnom Penh, Cambodia English Full info
Mar 23 - Mar 25, 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia English Full info
Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2020 Harare, Zimbabwe English Full info
Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2020 Kampala, Uganda English Full info

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