Winning USAID Grants

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We understand the grant solicitation requirements are a challenge, the application process lengthy and the regulations sometimes confusing. Our courses are designed to provide the tools and skills every organization needs to use on daily basis and ultimately be successful at winning a USAID grant. In this three day course we will take you through every step of the process: advanced preparation and research; identifying grant funding opportunities, analyzing solicitations; drafting technical and cost applications; and the negotiation process.

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Overview

We understand the grant solicitation requirements are a challenge, the application process lengthy and the regulations sometimes confusing. Our courses are designed to provide the tools and skills every organization needs to use on daily basis and ultimately be successful at winning a USAID grant. In this three day course we will take you through every step of the process: advanced preparation and research; identifying grant funding opportunities, analyzing solicitations; drafting technical and cost applications; and the negotiation process.

July 10-12, 2017 at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi Kenya
  • Early – By June 25 – $850
    Save $100
  • Regular – By July 9 – $950
  • Late – On July 10 – $1,000
    $50 Last Minute Registration Fee
August 14-16, 2017 at Holiday Inn, Rosslyn VA
  • Early – By July 31 – $850
    Save $100
  • Regular – By August 13 – $950
  • Late – On August 14 – $1,000
    $50 Last Minute Registration Fee

Content and Objectives

  1. How do I prepare my organization in advance of a solicitation?
  2. What research can my organization accomplish in advance of a solicitation?
  3. What are the different types of grant funding opportunities (solicitations)?
  4. How do I analyze a grant solicitation?
  5. How do I prepare my organization for drafting the grant application?
  6. How do I respond to negotiation questions from USAID?

Prerequisites

Complete the on line questions when you register so we can better understand your needs. If possible, bring a lap top to access the internet for classroom assignments and a solicitation your organization is interested in submitting an application.

Registration

Course Duration – 3-days

Who Should Attend

The new business development team which may include technical, development, program, finance, contracting and administrative staff. As everyone in your organization has a role in new business development, the course is designed for the entire team.

After the Course

Most importantly–you will be able to begin drafting your first grant application knowing the necessary steps to prepare your organization in advance, what research you can accomplish, identify grant funding opportunities,  drafting the technical and cost applications and successfully completing the negotiation process.

Reviews

  1. :

    As a Logistics Manager within my Organisation funded by USAID I would like to share lessons learnt during my daily duty when performing Procurment of Lab commodities locally following as well FAR II requirement.

  2. :

    Very practical and value adding course. I recommend it to very growing organization.

  3. :

    Chris is an excellent trainer, I have learn’t a lot of insights into the process of winning USAID awards, He has a tremendous wealth of knowledge into the dynamics of winning awards, managing and implementing these awards. Thank you Chris and I hope that you will be able to come up with more trainings on other various ways of understanding the complexities of USAID.
    Sincerely
    Antonny Kavinguha

  4. :

    Very useful course that I needed especially on checking to see where the money can be found and the navigation into the various websites to identify priorities and other useful information. All the best

  5. :

    The course was very detailed and informative. But it was probably too long and some of the stuff could best be directed to senior management. AGRA as an
    institution will need to strategically utilize this information in the structuring of the Resource Mobilization Department.
    Keep up the good work.

  6. (verified owner):

    The course was very informative and detailed with specifics on how to find grants, where to find them, and gaps to avoid in order to win a USAID award. I highly recommend the course for beginners like me who are new to this area because it is a great starting point and will definitely point you in the right direction. Thanks Chris!

  7. :

    This course offers a comprehensive overview of the USAID funding mechanisms and how best to approach winning USAID grants. Chris’ extensive experience in the field with USAID provides a donor perspective that is very helpful in preparing and positioning your organization for success. His tips will definitely help our organization move forward. Thanks Chris for a great course!

  8. (verified owner):

    A good introduction to USAID proposal development with insights into “niche” markets and resources for determining funds available and priorities within the US and Host Countries.

  9. :

    The training will better equip me with skills on making USAID Grant proposals

  10. :

    This was by far one of the best training courses I have ever taken, and I used to be a trainer myself so I am very picky. He imparts information that you would have a very hard time obtaining elsewhere, and does so in a very engaging, enjoyable way. Two thumbs up!

  11. (verified owner):

    This course is excellent for beginners as well as for those who needed to refresh their skills on USAID grant. Thank you Chris for the excellent training.

  12. (verified owner):

    Our small unit has applied for a number of USAID grants and won a few, but “Winning USAID Grants” gave me new information about how to undertake research that will enable us to be strategic about submitting unsolicited concept papers rather than merely tracking RFA’s. I have already brought the valuable information gained in this course back to my colleagues, and we had a meeting to set priorities in preparation for writing concept papers. Chris is very personable and answered our many questions with both good humor and expertise. I highly recommend this course to anyone who needs to learn more about obtaining USAID funding!

  13. :

    The experience in courses and trainings in DC and international organizations shows the highly professional and down-to-earth knowledge share in Development Essentials US. USAID processes were masterly explained and real cases examples let us know the reality and proved tracks to succeed in the processes of grants/contracts application process. Tips and advices from a real expert.

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