Introduction to USAID Grants Workshop
Organized by: The USAID & NASA partnered SERVIR-Mekong Program
SERVIR-Mekong: The SERVIR-Global network of regional geospatial support hubs is an initiative of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SERVIR-Mekong, the newest hub in the network is a geospatial data for development program designed to respond to the needs of the Lower Mekong countries. It builds the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders in the Lower Mekong countries to employ publicly available satellite imagery and geospatial technologies for decision making related to climate change, environmental management, and disaster risk management. SERVIR-Mekong is implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and its technical partners Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and Deltares.
SERVIR-Mekong is holding a workshop to help build the capacity of institutions in the region for responding to USAID funded grants. Given the highly regulatory environment of U.S. Government funded activities, and the complexity of their solicitations, SERVIR-Mekong is providing this workshop to help participants understand the requirements of a USAID grant and how to effectively respond to Request for Applications.
The main objectives of this workshop are:
- To train participants in responding to USAID grant solicitations through hands-on case studies of activity planning, grant exercises and budgeting examples
- To increase participants' understanding of USAID compliance regulations around grants
- To increase participants’ knowledge of internal controls and best business practices for administering USAID grants