USG Grant Regs–Prep for Major Changes Coming


On December 26, 2014 published the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR part 200) to consolidate and streamline guidance for uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards. It consolidates grant guidance for all federal departments and agencies. In accordance with 2 CFR 200.109 the guidance must be reviewed every five years. On August 13, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published 333 pages of revisions to operationalize the grants management standards, establish a robust marketplace of modern solutions, manage risk, and achieve program goals and objectives. The changes also include requirements from several National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAAs) and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), as amended by the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATS Act). Changes also include revisions to clarify areas of misinterpretation received from the public comment period.


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Revisions to the Uniform Grant Guidance are reflected in 2 CFR parts 25, 170 and 200 with an additional part 183. The revisions are effective November 13, 2020 except for amendments to 200.216 and 200.340 which are effective  August 13, 2020.  The sections are revised within the following scope:  to support implementation of the President’s Management Agenda Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants CAP Goal and other Administration priorities;  to meet statutory requirements and to align with other authoritative source requirements; and to clarify existing requirements.

Content and Objective

  1. What changes of 2 CFR 200 are effective on August 13, 2020?
  2. What are the major revisions of 2 CFR 200 relevant to USAID to and USAID implementers?
  3. What are the challenges to implement 2 CFR 200 revisions regarding: Prohibition on Certain Telecommunication and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment?
  4. How has the 2 CFR 200 guidance changed on termination; program planning and design, and merit review; direct and indirect cost; procurement; responsibilities of the pass-through entity; record retention; and close-out?
  5. Will USAID be required to revise the Automated Directive System and 2 CFR 700?


Under “Webinars” at the top of the home page, select the scheduled webinar, complete the registration and payment options.  A receipt will be automatically sent to your email account.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for everyone in the organization involved in grant compliance: business development, financial management, grant management, close-out, and audit.  With the effective date of revisions approaching (November 13, 2020), now is the time to prepare staff.

After the Webinar

After the webinar participants will be knowledgeable of revisions and implementation of 2 CFR 200 Uniform Grant Guidance to include parts 25, 170 and 200 and 183.

Terms and Conditions

Development Essentials will not record the webinar.  Development Essentials requests participants not record the webinar to keep the session as interactive as possible where participants are free to ask and share questions. The presentation will be sent to all participants before the webinar. After the presentation is sent, refunds will not be provided. Participants may select another scheduled date if it is done before the scheduled webinar.

Additional information

Webinar Dates

November 5, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm EST, November 5, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm EST, November 12, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm EST, November 12, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm EST, November 17, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm EST, November 17, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

8 responses to “USG Grant Regs–Prep for Major Changes Coming”

  1. Joseph Boyer says:

    The USG Grant Regs–Prep for Major Changes Coming Seminar was extremely useful and excellently synthesized what is normally a dense and dry topic into a manageable, understandable, and dare I say entertaining presentation. Chris has first hand experience leading overseas projects with USG and is able to draw upon real life examples that help translate complex and sometimes unclear regulations into an understandable approach. This has already helped me improve my compliance foresight and performance on various ongoing and upcoming projects within our organization.

    For anyone looking to learn the most up-to-date regulations and their changes, as well as how to maintain full compliance with USG projects would do well to take this course!

  2. Zamir Hamnawa says:

    This was a wonderful overview of the upcoming changes that are coming soon. Thanks to our knowledgeable instructor

  3. Bruktawit Fisseha says:

    It was a very good overview of the changes that is coming. Thank you Chris for the detailed expalnation

  4. Linda Morlacci says:

    I participated in this webinar. The material was well presented and understandable. As someone who works for a small institution with a small staff, I appreciated the time put into researching this information and saving me the time that I would not have to do it myself.

  5. Teri McCort says:

    This was a great overview of the upcoming changes. It was an easy to understand presentation given by a knowledgeable instructor!

  6. I manage a grants program funded by USAID for researchers based in developing countries worldwide, and I found this course very helpful in conveying information on a wide range of recent and upcoming changes in crucial requirements for administration of U.S. Government funds. Besides covering the changes, the course served as a great refresher regarding all the many regulations and things to watch out for. The material was well organized, and the slides will be a useful resource. I would recommend the course not only for grants managers but also staff working in contracts management, procurement, or monitoring on U.S. Government-funded programs. Some familiarity with 2 CFR 200 is assumed, but the instructor was very helpful in answering questions and providing background, so even less experienced staff taking the course should not feel overwhelmed while the more experienced will still find much of value.

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