USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Want stronger impact? Start with the regulations. 

This workshop is available in English, French, and Spanish

Whether you are new to USAID funding or have years of program experience, this highly participatory workshop will show you how to apply the regulations to benefit your project, staff and organization.

Our expert facilitators take you step by step through the regulations and show you how to interpret key concepts in the administrative requirements, cost principles, and standard provisions. You will return to your project able to find answers to questions about your award – from “are laptops allowable” to “does my international trip need prior approval” to “how do I dispose of a vehicle?” In addition to maintaining donor compliance, you’ll also learn how to build strong working relationships with USAID and develop policies for successful management of your grant or cooperative agreement.

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • navigate up-to-date USAID rules and regulations with the confidence to find answers, solve common issues and manage audit findings
  • confidently collaborate and negotiate with key USAID staff, including the AO/AOR
  • know why, how and when to submit prior approvals, waivers and extensions – and understand how to use them to save time and money
  • understand how your organization’s policies and procedures are critical to effective project implementation – and how to make them more efficient 

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

  • Anyone managing or bidding on a USAID grant or cooperative agreement from finance, compliance, program, administrative or new business development teams
  • Independent auditors or CPAs who perform compliance or financial audits within the development sector
  • USAID staff, especially Agreement Officers and Agreement Officer’s Representatives

Have you heard? This workshop can also help you with regulations that apply across US Government funding agencies. However, if you have a USAID contract, you should attend our USAID Contract Management workshop.

Still not sure? Feel free to contact us and we’ll help you!

Do you know that the cost of the training is covered under your grant or cooperative agreement?

Yes, 2 CFR 200.472 says, “The cost of training and education provided for employee development is allowable”. Even if this was not budgeted, you will learn that the regulations give you flexibility to manage and revise your budget.

Further Information

Humentum Certificate in USAID Assistance Management

This workshop is the first of three requirements for Humentum’s Certificate in USAID Assistance Management. Whether you are just starting your career in assistance management and compliance, work on a USAID-funded program, or have many years of experience, this certificate demonstrates your commitment to continued learning and professional excellence in your field.

The two other workshops required for the certificate are:

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)

Successful completion of this workshop awards 23.4 CPE credits and 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.

Humentum is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Learning Approach 

Humentum’s highly practical workshops always put the learner first. Our expert facilitators will draw on their own vast sector and subject-specific knowledge to ensure our learner experience is as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible. They will share relevant tools, techniques and insights that are immediately transferrable to your own work. You are also actively encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions, hands-on group work, and pose your own specific questions to further enhance your learning. 

Download the full workshop description and program guide. 

Practice areas

Finance;Grants and Contracts;Operations;Business Development

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Dates and registration

Apr 27 - May 01, 2020 Online English Full info
Apr 27 - May 01, 2020 Online English Full info
May 05 - May 07, 2020 Bogota, Colombia Spanish Full info
Jul 13 - Jul 15, 2020 Nairobi, Kenya English Full info
Aug 17 - Aug 19, 2020 Lusaka, Zambia English Full info
Aug 24 - Aug 26, 2020 Cape Town, South Africa English Full info