USAID Proposal Development: The Necessary Process, Tools and Research for Submission

USAID Proposal Development: The Necessary Process, Tools and Research for Submission


This online course will equip you with the practical tools, resources, and guidance needed to plan and submit quality proposals to USAID. The activities and resources will help you understand USAID as an awarding agency and manage the proposal process.

This is a companion course to the USAID Cost Proposal: How to Build the Budget eWorkshop.

Target audience

This course is designed for:

  • Program staff who work on new business development
  • Finance, grants, and contracts staff who play a role in proposal writing or review
  • Business development staff
  • Administrative staff who are interested in supporting the proposal writing process
  • Humentum encourages teams of employees to attend this workshop together.

Key takeaways

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Collect intelligence to better understand the working norms and priorities of USAID
  • Conduct effective research to anticipate and plan for funding opportunities
  • Determine which funding opportunities to pursue
  • Organize and manage a fully equipped proposal team
  • Manage the process of developing proposals
  • Manage the content requirements of fully responsive proposals.

Learning approach

Our training puts the learner at the center, using practical and fun learning activities, and easy-to-use materials. We share tools and techniques that can be immediately used in your work.

An eWorkshop is the online equivalent of being in a training room and learning together as a group, but stretched out over a few weeks. The learning resources include interactive lessons, readings, videos, individual and team tasks, and a practical course assignment.

There are no ‘real time’ sessions so you can study at a time that suits you, within the set module weeks. The course requires a time commitment of around five to seven hours every week.

How to sign up

Visit Humentum’s course catalog at or contact the Registration Team at for more information.

Practice areas

Finance;Grants and Contracts

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Dates and registration

Jun 12 - Jul 09, 2019 Online English Full info