Effectively navigating US Government regulations is key to a successful federally funded program. By the end of this four-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 two key donors: USAID and the 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 two key donor agencies: USAID 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


aidTrain 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.


Shannon Meehan Managing Partner

Shannon Meehan has worked more than 30 years internationally. Since 2012, She has been an International Consultant where organizations call upon her for a variety of trainings and interventions that focus on her operational, finance, human resources skills and her humanitarian intervention expertise. She has lived and/or worked throughout the continent of Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South Asia. Her Humanitarian work was highlighted in the book, Those Who Dare, by Katherine Martin (2004). Shannon speaks French, Wolof and Malinke.


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