USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements
|Early - Jul 10||Regular - Jul 31|
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.
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, InsideNGO offers 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 and non-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)
Participants at the workshop 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.
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. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.
Opening and Welcome
- Introduction to USAID and its Regulations
- 2 CFR 200: Financial & Program Management
- 2 CRF 200: Cost Share
- 2 CFR 200: Property Standards
- Property Standards - Small Group Exercise
- 2 CFR 200: Procurement Standards
- 2 CFR 200: Recording, Record Retention; Closeout
- 2 CFR 700: Marking
- 2 CFR 200: Cost Principles (continued)
- Cost Principles - Small Group Exercise
- Agreement Package - Letter and Schedule
- Agreement Package - Small Group Exercise
- Agreement Package - Standard Provisions
- 22 CFR 228: Souce & Nationality, including Restricted Goods
- Closing and Certificates
LOCATION & HOTEL
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
The nearest Metro stops to the workshop are Farragut North on the Red Line and Farragut West on the Blue/Orange/Silver Lines.
Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel/lodging arrangements. We have found that www.hotels.com usually offers comparable or even lower rates than we are able to negotiate. We recommend attendees look for hotels in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Check out some suggestions for convenient hotels.