USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Learning Opportunities

Workshop

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

August 01, 2017 - 9:00am to August 03, 2017 - 5:00pm

Seattle , WA , United States

Instructor(s):

Libby Spader , Shannon M. Meehan

Language: English

Early - Jun 20 Regular - Jul 11 Late - Aug 01
NON-MEMBERS $1,450 $1,550 $1,650
INSIDE NGO MEMBERS $1,200 $1,300 $1,400

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 InsideNGO’s Certificate in Assistance Management.

Who Should Attend

In addition to individual participants, InsideNGO 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 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)

The Inside NGO Advantage

For 40 years, InsideNGO has been “inside” the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world’s most pressing social issues. We are widely recognized as the leader in US government assistance compliance training. Our training activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our learning programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today’s complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.

CPE Credits

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.

InsideNGO 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.

 

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

Location & Hotel

PATH
2201 Westlake Ave, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121

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.