USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements
October 19-21, 2010 ♦ 8:30am-5:00pm
Polana Serena Hotel
International organizations that rely on USAID funding to support their programs often face many challenges in effectively managing these awards. The rules and regulations associated with award management are complex and often change. Organizations need staff members who understand how USAID awards work and can effectively manage the plethora of USAID – and other US Government - rules and regulations to maintain donor compliance.
This workshop will equip participants with a comprehensive knowledge of USAID grants and cooperative agreements. Participants will improve their ability to manage awards and build the confidence to guide their organizations through successful award implementation. Participants will return to work equipped to navigate the circulars, handbooks, and other rules and regulations that underlie all USAID and USG awards, and with strategies for building and coordinating relationships that are critical to successful USAID award and program management.
What you will learn:
Participants will review the details of all the regulations and policies that govern management of grants and cooperative agreements. Each participant will build their own manual of updated regulations and policies to use as a daily reference guide to manage awards. Everyday issues encountered in award management such as; determining allowable costs; correct procedures for purchasing equipment; limits on budget revisions; record retention and avoiding common audit findings, etc. will be addressed with strategies for finding the answers to these confusing issues. The workshop also offers participants a unique opportunity to connect with peers, examine the realities of managing USAID awards, gain ideas from each other’s experiences and develop strategies for handling real-life situations. While the focus of this workshop will be on USAID funding for grants and cooperative agreements, it also provides a good foundation for understanding other types of federal funding.
The workshop is taught by a team of senior practitioners who represent decades of experience managing USAID grants and cooperative agreements - and who share their lessons learned. It is a highly participatory workshop that combines instruction with large and small group formats, ample Question and Answer time, and opportunities to speak with the trainers throughout.
Who should attend:
Finance, Contracts & Grants staff, Administrative staff, Program staff, Development staff, Independent auditors, USAID staff. Individuals who need to ensure compliance, understand requirements from a field perspective, understand relationships with USAID and negotiate awards, prepare for or conduct audits and, need an update to the latest USAID rules and regulations.
This workshop will be taught in English with the assistance of Portuguese-speaking resource personnel.
How do I register?:
You can register for this event by sending an email to workshops@InsideNGO.org and requesting a Registration Form. You can also register online at the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/maputorr1010/register-payment-info. You can also phone 203-226-3650 for further information on this workshop.
What you will receive:
Earn CPE Credits
Participants at the workshop will earn 8 CPE credits for each day of the Workshop (for a total of 24 for the three days) and receive a certificate of attendance. The course level is beginner. No advance preparation is required. No prerequisites. Delivery method of this program is Group-Live.
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