Usaid Cooperative Agreement
Whether you`re new to the USAID program or have years of experience in the program, this highly participatory workshop shows you how to apply the rules to benefit your project, your collaborators and your organization. Our experienced moderators guide you step by step through the regulations and show you how to interpret key concepts in administrative requirements, cost principles and standard rules. You return to your project to find answers to questions about your price, from “laptops are allowed” to “Does my international trip need prior authorization” to “How do I take care of a vehicle?” In addition to maintaining donor compliance, you will also learn how to build close working relationships with USAID and develop strategies for successful management of your grant or cooperation agreement. Aid is financial support from the U.S. government to an organization – through a grant or cooperation agreement – to help achieve a project that benefits the Community and promotes the objectives of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act. (1 MB) Infographic: What is a cooperation agreement? I`ll remember that. The element of essential participation that is authorized for any cooperation agreement is described in the act of attribution. AO can delegate responsibility for essential participation elements to AOR. The Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreement Act (FGCAA) of 1977 provides for two broad categories of aid – grants and cooperation agreements – that differ from the level of USAID AOR`s participation in activity and the degree of market management authorized. Although there are differences between the different categories, the essential characteristics of any type of support instrument are similar.
What are the characteristics of cooperation agreements? Do you know that the cost of training is covered by your grant or cooperation agreement? There are no deliverable cooperation agreements based on milestones (i.e. simplified type or FAA). Leader with Associate (LWA) awards can be cooperation agreements if necessary. It is important to understand that substantial participation does not allow USAID to guide or monitor performance under the cooperation agreement. The AO and the AOR should carefully consider the imzis required for an aid award, as USAID may, to some extent, be involved in programming; however, it cannot apply public procurement rules or clear administrative practices using public procurement rules.