USAID made simple

This guide is aimed at non-US charities in receipt of, or considering applying for, funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Charities receiving USAID funding are required to comply with USAID’s terms and conditions. The purpose of this guide is to help charities gain a basic understanding of the framework and terminology that will help you comply with USAID rules, and to signpost you to further resources to deepen your understanding of the rules.

Latest version updated February 2022

The content of guides is correct at the time stated above but inevitably legal changes, case law and new financial reporting standards will change. You are therefore advised to check any particular actions you plan to take with the appropriate authority before committing yourself. No responsibility is accepted by the authors for reliance placed on the content of this guide.