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Changes Coming Soon to DUNS

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is continuing a public campaign to share an important change that will occur in April 2022 and will affect federal awardees of all kinds. At a session on January 12, a repeat of a previous session in November 2021, GSA representatives described the background of the shift and provided information for stakeholders.
Jan 19, 2022
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Webinar: Lessons Learned from USAID New and Local Partnerships

Please join USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA) and the Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships Hub (DDI/LFT) for a learning event on Tuesday, January 25, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. In this event, representatives from USAID Missions and implementing partners will share lessons learned from working with new and local partners, and how these experiences will inform future localization efforts and acquisition and assistance approaches at USAID.
Jan 12, 2022
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Ask a USAID Contracting Officer: Q&A with Justin DiVenanzo

Justin DiVenanzo is Director of the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance and Supervisory Contracting Officer with USAID/Rwanda. He joined USAID in 2010 and has served in Liberia, Pakistan, South Africa, and on the Power Africa Initiative during its expansion. He recently shared guidance for implementing partners on LinkedIn that was received with great enthusiasm among members of the partner community. We spoke with him to further understand the context of this guidance and to gather more insights from his extensive experience as a USAID Contracting Officer. 
Jan 12, 2022
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Seeking Applicants for the USAID MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration, USAID is sponsoring the MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge, a regional challenge to advance gender equality in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Jan 7, 2022
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5 Ways to Make Your Partner Directory Profile Stand Out—and Why It Matters

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That wisdom holds true for the Partner Directory too. Your Partner Directory profile may be the first glimpse that USAID—or a potential “prime” or “sub” partner—has of your organization. You will want to make sure that it reflects key aspects of your organization and its work.
Jan 5, 2022
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Four Steps to Tracking Your Progress

You have received an award from USAID—congratulations! Now you will need to develop a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan that outlines how you will assess progress, make decisions, and identify activity adjustments as well as solutions to challenges throughout the life cycle of your award.
Dec 29, 2021
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Upcoming Webinars to Learn More about

USAID’s Local, Faith and Transformative Partnerships (LFT) Hub invites you to join us for a demonstration of key features of the newly launched website.
Dec 28, 2021
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Partnering with USAID? You Need to Know about NICRA

Many USAID partners do not realize that they can get reimbursed for indirect costs associated with their awards. The U.S. Government uses the Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) to reimburse expenses that cannot be clearly identified under a contract or grant—office space rental, utilities, and clerical and managerial staff salaries, for example.
Dec 22, 2021