2015 Annual Conference
July 28-30, 2015
Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 226 (22CFR226)
Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-governmental Organizations. USAID's interpretation of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's administrative rules for grants and cooperative agreements.
Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations - Grants and Agreements
2 CFR 215/OMB A-110
Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations
Standard Provisions for U.S. and Non-U.S., Nongovernmental Recipients
Mandatory and Required as Applicable Standard Provisions for Nongovernmental Grantees (there are separate provisions applicable to U.S. and non-U.S. recipients)
U.S. Nongovernmental Recipients
Non-U.S. Nongovernmental Recipients
Cross Reference Index - Administration of Grants and Cooperative Agreements
A supplementary reference prepared by USAID which cross-references various grants and contracts administration topics to Automated Directives System (ADS) chapters and other external policies.
Profit Under USAID Assistance
FY 2010 Statutory Checklists
Internal checklists prepared by USAID as a reference for planning and implementing assistance programs and cover country-specific or activity-specific prohibitions and "notwithstanding" authorities. The checklists do not have every country prohibition or restriction.
Regulatory Documents and Comments
Find, read, and comment on regulatory issues.
An E-Gov Initiative with information on regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training.
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Federal Acquisition Circulars (FAC)
Government-wide acquisition regulations updated through Federal Acquisition Circulars (FAC). (When looking up a clause from your contract, check the date on the clause and go to older versions if necessary in the Archived Regulations of either of the following sites).
USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR)
USAID-specific supplement to the FAR. Revisions are published in the Federal Register, often as AIDAR Notices, and are also often transmitted through Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD).
Grants Under Contracts (ADS 302.3.4.8)
USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS)
The 300 Series on Acquisition and Assistance contains USAID-specific policies, essential procedures, and supplementary guidance. You can also order the ADS CD-ROM through this site.
USAID's Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD)
Addresses a variety of contractual and financial topics.
(Previously known as Contract Information Bulletins (CIBs)
Commodity Eligibility Listing
Guidance on Closeout Procedures for A&A Awards
This guide summarizes the basic steps needed for the administrative closeout of physically completed acquisition and assistance instruments.
Government-wide cost principles for different types of organizations
For Commercial Organizations (for-profits)
FAR Subpart 31.2 -- Contracts with Commercial Organizations
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations
GSA Library of Forms
Includes Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet
Federal Forms Catalog
HHS Division of Payment Management
Includes SmartLink and the Electronic 272 Form
OMB Circular A-133 and Compliance Supplements
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_default #OMB Circular A-133
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Information for contractors:
GAO Government Auditing Standards
The Yellow Book
Resolution of Costs Questioned in Audit Reports
ADS Supplementary Reference 303
USAID OIG Guidelines for Financial Audits Contracted by Foreign Recipients
Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements
Contractor Disclosure Form to OIG of fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity
USAID OIG Fraud Indicators Handbook
USAID OIG Annual Plans, Audit Reports and Semi-Annual Reports to Congress
Prompt Payment Act Interest Rate
Cost Accounting Disclosure Statement
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Model Incurred Cost Proposal (Manual and Electronic Version)
Incurred Cost Electronically (ICE) Model
System for Award Management (SAM)
Includes the U.S. Government Excluded Parties List System (suspended or debarred), Central Contractor Registration, Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA)
Millennium Challenge Account
The Advisory Committee On Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA)
Serves as a link between the U.S. Government and private voluntary organizations (PVOs) active in humanitarian assistance and development work overseas. Notice of public meetings and proceedings can be found at their site.
Bid Protest Decisions
Comptroller General's Recent Bid Protest Decisions
Pre-Solicitation Notices, RFP, IFB, PSC, and Award Notices
USAID announcements posted in FedBizOpps
USAID Request for Applications
Federal Government Grants
Guide to USAID's Assistance Application Process and to Submitting Unsolicited Assistance Applications
Unsolicited Proposals and Grant Applications
Self-Certification of System Compliance for Nonprofit Recipients
NAICS (formerly SIC) Codes
The North American Industry Classification System http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/
Look up codes https://eweb1.sba.gov/naics/dsp_naicssearch2.cfm
GSA Federal Supply Schedules/Multiple Award Schedules
Anti-Terrorist Financing - Lists of Identified Individuals and Groups (both lists need to be consulted)
Master list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions committee established under UNSC Resolution 1267 (1999) (the "1267 Committee")
List of individuals and entities suspended or debarred by USAID: http://www.usaid.gov/compliance/red-alerts
FFATA - The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
D&B DUNS Numbers for US Government Contractors & Grantees
Where in Federal Contracting
Links to all government regulations available on the Internet and a daily update on proposed revisions published in the Federal Register. Also provides guidance, courts and boards of contract appeals, bid protest decisions, agency contracting newsletters, and selected analysis of federal acquisition issues.
Federal Acquisition Institute
Financial Management Health Check and Manual
Free downloads from Mango
Receive notification of updates to the FAR and FAC
The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) provides a biweekly bulletin providing online access to the latest USAID reports.
Bid Protest Decisions (select ‘Comptroller General Decisions’)
Government Executive Magazine
National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
A network to exchange ideas, tools, training curricula, and publications on capacity building. Covers a wide range of financial management topics.
NGO Connect/Capable Partners Program
The Essential NGO Guide to Managing Your USAID Award http://www.ngoconnect.net/resources/ngoguide;jsessionid=033A0E11A0FF80A4324F3EDC4EB2592F
Vern Edwards Blog
International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law
Sheppard Mullins Government Contracts Law Blog
Lost in Regulation Blog
Foreign Per Diem Rates
Maximum per diem rates for travel in foreign areas which apply to all U.S. Government contractors. Includes danger pay rates in the footnotes section.
By Location: http://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp
Allocation of M&IE Rates to Be Used in Making Deductions from the M&IE Allowance http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=114&menu_id=81
U.S. Domestic Per Diem Rates
Maximum per diem rates for travel in the Continental United States. Includes rates for previous years, a chart showing hotel tax rates for each state, and the Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rate.
Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=231&menu_id=92
Allowance and Differential Rates
Changes in rates are published through biweekly memos. http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=378&menu_id=95
IRS High Cost Housing Exclusion or Deduction List 2013
Rotary Club (FY12012-201)
FAM + FAH
Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual and Foreign Affairs Handbook (note: these apply to federal employees)
Federal Travel Regulations
Fly America Act and the Open Skies Agreements
Visas, Passports and Embassies
U.S. Department of State visa site http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
U.S. Department of State passport site http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
Embassies and Consulates http://www.embassy-worldwide.com/
Travel Warnings and Health Advisories
IATA Travel Centre
Local Labor Laws Source:
ILO’s database of national labor, social security, and human rights legislation maintained by ILO’s International Labour Standards Department. It Covers over 190 countries and 160 territories and subdivisions.
InsideNGO HQ Salary and Benefits Surveys
InsideNGO Expat/TCN Salary & Allowance Survey
NGO Local Pay
Overseas Security Advisory Council
Provides information and resource library concerning developments in the overseas security environment.
International NGO Safety & Security Association (INSSA)
InterAction’s Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS)
Guidance for Implementing InterAction’s MOSS
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