Land and Rural Development Program Grants Management Plan

The Colombia Land and Rural Development Program (LRDP) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). LRDP is a five-year program intended to assist the Government of Colombia (GOC) to strengthen its institutional capacity to develop tools, systems, and skills that will enable it to fulfill its mandate to resolve land issues at the heart of conflict.

LRDP has four integrated objectives:

  • Objective 1: Increase capacity of the Restitution Unit (RU) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to restitute land to the victims of conflict;
  • Objective 2: Increase capacity of the MARD to issue land titles, particularly in in rural areas;
  • Objective 3: Increase the opportunities for sustainable licit rural livelihoods in conflict-affected areas; and
  • Objective 4: Strengthen the GOC’s capacity to monitor and evaluate programs to restitute land, issue land titles, and promote sustainable rural development

The LRDP Grants Management Plan (GMP) provides the narrative framework for managing Grants under Contract (GUC) under USAID contract number AID-514-TO-13-00015. The GMP is intended to provide LRDP with consolidated resources for grants administration in accordance with USAID and Tetra Tech’s procedures, policies, regulations, and the terms and conditions of the aforementioned prime contract.

The GMP is intended to be used along with the annexes that provide forms, applications, and procedural documentation required for an efficient and accountable grants management program. Some of the annexes provided may be updated or modified to best suit the diverse needs of the operating environment in Colombia. In addition, Tetra Tech maintains a Global Grants Management Guide (GGMG), which is an internal grants management handbook designed to serve as a guideline for LRDP staff, and as appropriate, grantees. LRDP may further tailor the GMP to ensure flexibility to programmatic needs while maintaining full compliance with USAID and Tetra Tech’s rules, procedures, and regulations.