USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Training

Workshop

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

January 23, 2018 - 8:30am to January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Dar es Salaam , Tanzania, United Republic of

Instructor(s):

Keith A. Edwards , Alison Brady

Language: English

Early - Dec 12 Regular - Jan 02 Late - Jan 23
HUMENTUM MEMBERS $1,200 $1,300 $1,400
NON-MEMBERS $1,450 $1,550 $1,650

Overview

This three-day workshop 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.

Who Should Attend

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.

What You Will Learn

This workshop equips employees of US NGOs with a detailed look at USAID grants and cooperative agreements and the necessary strategies for successful award and program management. You will learn how 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)

 

DAY 1


Introduction to USAID and its Regulations

2 CFR 200: Financial & Program Management

2 CFR 200: Cost Share

2 CFR 200: Property Standards

Property Standards – Small Group Exercise
 
 
DAY 2


2 CFR 200: Procurement Standards

2 CFR 200: Reporting; Record Retention; Closeout

2 CFR 700: Marking

2 CFR 200: Cost Principles

2 CFR 200: Cost Principles (continued)

Cost Principles - Small Group Exercise

 

 
DAY 3


Agreement Package – Letter and Schedule

Agreement Package – Small Group Exercise

Agreement Package – Standard Provisions

22 CFR 228: Source & Nationality, including Restricted Goods

Audit

Hotel Sea Cliff
For reservations contact:
Silvery Duttu
reservations@hotelseacliff.com

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel/lodging arrangements.

Hotel Sea Cliff
10 Toure Drive
Msasani Peninsula
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

For Hotel Reservations, contact:
reservations@hotelseacliff.com

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Please make sure you mention the Humentum workshop in order to qualify for the negotiated rate of $180 USD for a deluxe room. The rate includes breakfast and all taxes, excluding US $1.5 for tourism development levy per person per night.