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Associate Awards and Technical Assistance Theo Dillaha, Program Director SANREM CRSP The SANREM CRSP Associate Awards and Technical Assistance Theo Dillaha, Program Director SANREM CRSP The SANREM CRSP is made possible by the United States Agency for International Development and the generous support of the American people through Cooperative Agreement No. EPP-A-00 -04 -00013 -00 Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Leader with Associate Award (LWA) Type of Cooperative Agreement designed to facilitate additional buy-in/funding Leader with Associate Award (LWA) Type of Cooperative Agreement designed to facilitate additional buy-in/funding from USAID Missions and Offices. Because of the Leader Award, the SANREM is pre-qualified to do related SA and NRM work for USAID. Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Key: Engaging Missions • • Keeping the Mission informed Coordinating activities with Missions Courtesy/mandatory Key: Engaging Missions • • Keeping the Mission informed Coordinating activities with Missions Courtesy/mandatory travel notification Understanding Mission objectives and programs • Key Mission staff (Mission Director, Program Officers, SO Team Leaders) • Geographic location of other activities Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Engagement Opportunities • Presentations for USAID staff and implementing partners • Attending USAID partners’ Engagement Opportunities • Presentations for USAID staff and implementing partners • Attending USAID partners’ meetings • Identifying analysis/research that will feed Mission’s strategic planning processes • Associate Awards… Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

What is the Leader? What is the Associate? • Terminology refers to Awards not What is the Leader? What is the Associate? • Terminology refers to Awards not to recipients • The Leader is the initial award (the SANREM award to the ME) • Associate Awards are additional awards or buy-ins from Missions or other offices to the SANREM. Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Associate Award Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Mission drafts description of Technical Associate Award Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Mission drafts description of Technical Needs SANREM AOTR reviews Mission Contacts ME with request ME & Mission develop full Scope of Work ME identifies appropriate technical expertise Award is signed Caution: You cannot use USAID funds to solicit USAID funds, so if you are working on an associate award, you must be doing so on non. USAID funds. Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

What are the benefits of Associate Awards for Missions ? • Saves time: no What are the benefits of Associate Awards for Missions ? • Saves time: no competition required • Saves effort: Mission award documents are simplified compared to other finding mechanisms • Improves tracking: Financial reporting goes directly to Missions • Direct technical reporting to Missions Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Potential Benefits for Recipients • Improved awareness: sends signal that the CRSPs are looking Potential Benefits for Recipients • Improved awareness: sends signal that the CRSPs are looking to expand partnerships beyond HQ to field missions • Increased Buy-in: may facilitate more Mission funding for additional research, institutional development, or training programs Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Phase III Associate Awards • Payments for Ecosystems Services Training for USAID personnel, USAID/EGAT/NRM Phase III Associate Awards • Payments for Ecosystems Services Training for USAID personnel, USAID/EGAT/NRM • Southern Sudan Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Higher Education Needs Assessment, USAID/Sudan Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Technical Assistance • SANREM program providing $50, 000 per year in SANREM funding to Technical Assistance • SANREM program providing $50, 000 per year in SANREM funding to provide quick direct technical assistance to Missions. • Technical assistance must be consistent with the general program description of the SANREM Leader award (SA & NRM). • SANREM AOTR determines whether the proposed technical assistance activity is consistent with the SANREM CRSP mandate. Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

Technical Assistance • Awards up to $50 K but typically $20 -$30 K • Technical Assistance • Awards up to $50 K but typically $20 -$30 K • Mission encouraged to provided match Phase III Technical Assistance: • Assessing and implementing ecological restoration of the Eastern Rainforest Corridor of Madagascar: Active restoration versus natural regeneration at Ambohilero, USAID/Madagascar ($40 K) Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech

SANREM CRSP Shaping a sustainable future Creating, organizing, and disseminating knowledge that improves livelihoods SANREM CRSP Shaping a sustainable future Creating, organizing, and disseminating knowledge that improves livelihoods through sustainable agriculture and natural resource management Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech