USAID Subaward Management
|Early - Apr 12||Regular - May 03||Late - May 24|
This two-day workshop provides participants with best practices, useful tools, and guidance to manage subawards. With many NGOs implementing USAID-funded projects with a subaward component, development practitioners working on these projects must understand the nuances in roles and responsibilities while complying with donor rules and regulations and achieving program objectives. If you are responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring subawards, this participatory-style workshop will support you as you address the day-to-day challenges in administering such assistance.
Who Should Attend
Designed to benefit staff that are responsible for managing and monitoring subawards, the topics covered are especially useful for staff with responsibility in:
• Finance, grants, and contracts
What You Will Learn
The workshop teaches particpants to select and monitor subawardees in a manner that minimizes risk while optimizing program effectiveness. You will learn how to:
Utilize effective approaches to assessing and selecting partners
Choose the appropriate funding mechanism
Implement productive partner engagement strategies
Monitor program outputs, progress, and performance
Manage subaward management risks specific to USAID funding
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.
Participants at the workshop will earn 15.6 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.
Opening, Course Objectives, Plan for the Day
Introduction to Subawards
- What are subawards
- Purpose of subawards
Risk in Subawards
- Types of risk
- Identifying risk
- Managing risk
- Purpose of pre-award assessments
- Components of pre-award assessments
- Mechanism for competitive subawards
Opening: Plan for the Day
- Subagreements and subgrants
- Fixed amount subawards
Selection of Subrecipients
- Criteria for selecting subrecipients
- Components of subaward package
- Components of financial management system
- Managing advances
- Elements of good financial managements
- Purpose of monitoring
- Issues to monitor
- Risk indicators
- Managing risk through monitoring
- Options for monitoring
- Inventory management
- Lessons learned, results dissemination
1120 20th St NW
Washington DC 20036
The nearest Metro stop to the workshop is Farragut North on the Red Line and Farrgut West on the Blue, Silver, and Orange lines. Find a map of the DC metro system here.
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.