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 online and In-person, French online and In-person, and Spanish online and In-person.


Humentum is excited to announce the launch of live online USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements. This online workshop runs over five days using a combination of live webinars, videos and discussions. You are required to log-in at set times with a schedule for live webinars, English webinars each lasting approximately 90 minutes and French and Spanish webinars lasting approximately 120 minutes. Workshops are currently available in the following time zones: East Africa, West Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, US East Coast, US West Coast, and Colombia/Ecuador/Peru.


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. Please note the last certificate exam opportunity will be August 2021.

The two other workshops required for the certificate are:

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)

 

In-Person Workshop: CPE credits are not offered for the in-person workshop.

Online Workshop: CPE credits are no longer offered as of December 1, 2020. Only learners who receive their certificates before December 1, 2020 will receive CPEs. 

Learning Approach

 

In-Person workshop: 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. 

Online Workshop: 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.

How does this Online workshop work?

This online workshop runs over 5 days and you are required to log in at set times each day to attend live webinars, each lasting approximately 90-120 minutes. You will also access videos and join in on discussions relevant to the content. In addition to this you will also receive email prompts and support to guide you through the training and help you stay on track.

Practice areas

Finance;Grants and Contracts;Operations;Business Development

In-house client workshops

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Dates and registration

Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2021 Online (Colombia/GMT - 5) Spanish Register
Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2021 Online (US/GMT - 5) English Register
Feb 01 - Feb 05, 2021 Online (East Africa/GMT + 3) English Register
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2021 Online (West Africa/GMT +1) English Register
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2021 Online (West Africa/GMT) French Register
Mar 08 - Mar 12, 2021 Online (East Africa/GMT + 3) English Register
Mar 15 - Mar 19, 2021 Online (US/GMT - 5) English Register
Apr 19 - Apr 23, 2021 Online (Colombia/GMT - 5) Spanish Register
Apr 19 - Apr 23, 2021 Online (Asia/GMT + 7) English Register
Apr 26 - Apr 30, 2021 Online (US East Coast/GMT - 4) English Register