BruMan Virtual Fall Forum 2020
Managing Federal Grants During COVID-19 and the Resulting Funding Cliff
For the past two decades, the BruMan team has made our attorneys available to you at our Forums to provide timely answers to emerging questions regarding the administration of federal education grants. Due to the continuing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, our firm, in conjunction with key officials from the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Education Department, will be conducting our Forum virtually and though we acknowledge that there are more questions than answers on the impact of COVID-19, we remain committed to be available to you and will provide you with the very latest information on how best to administer your federal grants.
Why should you join us for this event? Here are the top reasons (though there are MANY more)...
1. The Forum is 4 weeks after the national election which, regardless of the outcome, will likely redefine and restructure the federal role and impact federal support for education, which our legislative team will address in detail.
2. The UGG is currently under revision and will be updated this fall...so you NEED our updated EDGAR book (a pre-ordered copy is included with every registration!!!).* Plus we have invited OMB to discuss the updates to the UGG!
3. The COVID guidance and flexibility is ever changing...through Congressional actions such as the CARES Act, OMB guidance, ED waivers, etc. - if you have programmatic or administrative responsibility for ESEA, IDEA, Perkins CTE, AEFLA or WIOA, we will summarize where the laws stand and how they affect supplanting and other fiscal program issues.
4. In light of all the supplemental funding from the CARES Act and other federal stimulus measures, there is a renewed focus on fraud. Congress has augmented appropriations for the Inspector General and we can expect an exponential increase on federal audit activity. Our expert speakers from ED and DOJ OIG will address fraud prevention and identify those areas most ripe for audit scrutiny. We will also be joined by the Director of ED's Risk Management Service to discuss the steps being taken by ED to help build the capacity of grantees and subgrantees to strengthen financial management systems.
We know you have choices when it comes to professional development. However, we continue to believe that our Forums are among the premier learning platforms. We will answer your questions and provide you with the most up to date information available that impacts your responsibility to properly manage federal grant dollars. Registrations also provides you with live attendance and the recordings of each session so you don't have to worry about missing any information! Don't miss out!!
*Each registration includes one pre-ordered copy of our updated EDGAR 5th Ed. Released date TBD. (based on when UGG update is released, hopefully prior to forum!)
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
- 12:00 - 12:05 - Welcome: Tiffany Kesslar, Esq.
- 12:05 - 1:00 - The UGG 5 Years Later: Rhea Hubbard, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Financial Management (invited)
- 1:00 - 2:00 - 40 Years In The Making - Moving Forward by Looking Back: Michael Brustein, Esq.
- 2:00 - 2:15 - Transition/Stretch Break
- 2:15 - 3:15 - Fraud Prevention In A Time Of COVID: Ken Dieffenbach, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
- 3:15 - 4:00 - Legislative Update: Julia Martin, Esq. & Kelly Christiansen
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
- 12:00 - 12:05 - Welcome Back
- 12:05 - 1:00 - State Agency COVID Implementation Panel (Panelists TBD): Moderated by Michael Brustein, Esq.
- 1:00 - 1:15 Transition/Stretch Break
- 2:30 - 2:45 - Transition/Stretch Break
Thursday, December 3, 2020
- 12:00 - 12:05 - Welcome Back
- 12:05 - 1:00 - Updates from ED OIG: Keith Cummins, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General
- 1:00 - 1:45 - Flexibility & Documentation Under COVID: Tiffany Kesslar, Esq. & Steven Spillan, Esq.
- 1:45 - 2:00 - Transition/Stretch Break
- 2:00 - 2:45 - Enhancing the Audit Resolution Process: Mark Robinson, U.S. Department of Education, Risk Management Service
- 2:45 - 3:30 - Disaster(ous) Audits: Applying What We've Learned: Bonnie Graham, Esq. & Jennifer Mauskapf, Esq.
- 3:30 - 4:00 - Attorney Q&A Panel
Registration includes a copy of the NEW 5th Edition of EDGAR (publication date TBD) but registered attendees have the opportunity to pre-order additional copies at the 4th Ed. rates.
**Each additional copy is priced at $39/each plus shipping & handling fees
- Purchase Price of Up to $50.00 -- Shipping Costs $8
- Purchase Price of $50.01- $90.00 -- Shipping Costs $15
- Purchase Price of $90.01- $125.00 -- Shipping Costs $25
- Purchase Price of $125.01- $200.00 -- Shipping Costs $50
- Purchase Price over $200.00 - Contact us for shipping rates.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
What Will You Learn?
Attendees will learn:
- Hierarchy of authorities related to grants management.
- Status of OMB’s proposed regulatory changes to the Uniform Grant Guidance.
- Pass-through entity requirements, particularly related to subrecipient monitoring.
- Internal control requirements for time and effort documentation.
Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.