Session Overview 

Effectively navigating US Government regulations is key to a successful federally funded program. By the end of this five-day training, participants will be able to research, interpret, and apply the regulations of their US Government grant or cooperative agreement and understand the specific regulations for three key donors: USAID and State Department.

This training will introduce participants to the Uniform Administrative Regulations: 2 CFR 200 through the entire project lifecycle from pre-award to close-out:


  • An overview of the Proposal Process
  • Definitions, General Provisions, and the Pre-award Process

Award Implementation: 

  • Financial Management 
  • Cost Principles 
  • Prior Approvals
  • Unallowable Costs
  • Procurement and Property Management 
  • Programmatic and Subaward Expectations
  • Indirect Costs and Indirect Rates
  • Administrative and Closeout Requirements
  • US Government Audit Requirements

Our expert facilitators will also guide participants through the core compliance areas including ethical standards, subaward management, business development, human resources, and travel. 

It is important for organizations to fully understand each US Government Agency’s regulatory framework. Participants will learn how to research, interpret, and apply the specific rules and regulations for these two US Government Agencies:


2. Department of State 

Participants will learn through interactive, relevant, and practical examples to build confidence in day-to-day management for any USAID or State Department award. This course will prepare participants for any challenges and empower them to improve their relationships with donor agency personnel.

Learning Objectives

After this training, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the US government funding process.
  • Understand and interpret the requirements for US Government funded cooperative agreements and grants.
  • Understand the specific requirements for three key donor agencies: USAID, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and State Department.
  • Be able to locate and interpret regulations that apply to their project.
  • Develop strong working relationships with government staff.

Target Audience 

This course is designed for participants from:

  • any non-profit or for-profit entity that is currently implementing or preparing for a grant or cooperative agreement with funding from any US Government agency
  • US-based organizations working domestically and/or internationally
  • National and Implementing Country Organizations receiving US Government funding
  • Prime Recipients/Pass Through Entities
  • Sub recipients
  • Auditors or CPAs

CPE Credits

Cpe Credits 

32 hours (for 4 days / 8 hours each day)

Delivery Method

Group Live

Field Of Study / Level

Specialized Knowledge / Basic 



Advanced Preparation


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Meet the Trainers

Keith Edwards


Keith Edwards is an international consultant with more than 30 years of experience in organizational management, operations systems, compliance, risks and assessments. His focus is to make sure you prevent operations and implementation disasters, don’t make the mistakes that he has helped others solve and focus your resources on expanding the work that your organization is so well known for doing. 


  • Early Discount: $1,180 (valid until May 20)
  • Standard Pricing: $1,320
  • Group discount: 10% off for groups of 4 or more

Your Information

  • $1180 - Early Registration prior to or on May 20
    $1320 - Registration after May 20

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