USAID Subaward Management

USAID Subaward Management

This workshop is available as an English In-person workshop and an English Online workshop.

As part of the Journey to Self Reliance, subawards are a vital component of USAID programs. This highly participatory workshop provides the tools and resources prime organizations need to effectively manage the subawards provided to the subrecipients. It also provides the opportunity for subrecipients to understand their compliance responsibilities.

The workshop is suitable for both prime recipients (pass through entities) and subrecipients to gain an understanding of USAID regulatory requirements, processes for selecting local partners, assembling appropriate subaward packages, and managing risks. Subrecipients are able to use this learning to build their capacity to refine their systems or build capacity to become direct recipients. This subaward workshop can be an integral part of subrecipients plans to qualify as direct recipients of USAID awards as part of USAID’s co-partnering and self-reliance goals.

Our expert facilitators will ensure you return to your organizations able to make decisions at any cycle of the subaward. There is an emphasis on helping to strengthen and build collaborative relationships between pass through entities and subrecipients that are based on trust and accountability. Through plenary discussions and group activities, participants have the opportunity to practice conducting partner assessments, identify appropriate subaward mechanisms, and implement effective performance monitoring best practices.

What will you learn?

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

  • Know the applicable USAID rules, regulations, and other requirements related to subaward management
  • Identify & manage risks in subaward management using pre-award assessments and other tools
  • Identify the different types of subawards and know when to use each type
  • Determine how to select subrecipients, and monitor and evaluate their performance
  • Build appropriate subaward packages
  • Take appropriate steps to close-out subawards

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

Any NGO staff who work in programs that USAID subawards, such as:

  • Prime recipient/Pass through entity staff who manage or support subawards
  • Staff at subrecipient organizations who implement or support the work of subawards
  • Staff who ensure accountability or compliance of program implementation work.

If you’re still not sure if this is the right workshop, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you!

Further Information

Interested in Humentum’s alternative USAID workshops?


Humentum offers the Humentum 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 three other workshops required are:

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)

In-person workshop: Successful completion of this In-person workshop awards 15.6 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.

Online workshop: CPE credits are not awarded at the end of this workshop. 

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, structured and in-depth Onilne Workshops always put the learner first. Working together with a small cohort of peers from around the world in a social network style environment, you will discover relevant tools and techniques through engaging videos, readings and assignments. You will have a dedicated, expert facilitator to guide you on your learning journey, provide feedback, and always ready to answer your specific questions to further enhance your learning.

How does an Online Workshop work?

The Online Workshop is open for a set number of weeks, and you must log-in each week to complete assignments and reach weekly deadlines. Once online, you’ll find our platform easy to navigate, with clear guides and instructions. You’ll need to earn points for completing various tasks (such as watching videos, uploading assignments, and interacting with others). The more tasks you complete, the more points you’ll earn. You’ll need to reach a minimum target points score, submit assignments and contribute to discussions in order to pass the workshop.

We estimate this workshop requires 5-7 hours per week, depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.

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Dates and registration

Feb 24 - Mar 23, 2021 Online English Register