Spring Forum 2016 Slides and Handouts

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Spring Forum 2016

The New “Well-Rounded” Grants World

May 4-6, 2016

The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Philadelphia, PA

 

Thank you for attending the Brustein & Manasevit Spring Forum.  We are pleased to provide you with the slides and handouts for the conference.  Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or issues: forum@bruman.com.

Forum Documents

Presentations are available in Adobe PDF and PowerPoint (PPT) versions (when available).  The PPT versions will need to be downloaded to your computer.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • 7:00 – 8:30   Pre-Session Check-In ONLY
    • For those attending the pre-session, check-in will take place at this time.  Materials will be distributed for both the pre-session and full conference.  If you have not pre-registered for the pre-session, but wish to attend, there is an additional fee, so notify us immediately.  Only those signed up for the pre-session will be allowed to receive their materials at this time.  Continental breakfast is provided for those attending the pre-session.
  • 8:30 – 11:00 OPTIONAL Pre-Session: ESSA’bout Time! – Leigh Manasevit and Tiffany Winters, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Since this is an optional session, the PPT is not available online.  It will be provided to only those registered for the pre-session.
  • 10:00 – 1:00  General Forum Check-In
  • 1:00 – 1:15  Introduction and Overview – Tiffany Winters, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 1:15 – 1:30  Welcome – Philadelphia School District School Reform Commissioner           Feather Houstoun
  • 1:30 – 2:15  The Fundamentals of Federal Grants Management and Audit Resolution – Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 2:15 – 2:45  EDGAR Implementation Issues and Utilizing Internal Controls – Tiffany Winters, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 2:45 – 3:00  Break
  • 3:00 – 3:45  Audits Under the New EDGAR/Uniform Grants Guidance – Leigh Manasevit, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 3:45 – 4:30  An Update on OIG’s Workplan and Initiatives – Rich Rasa and Keith Cummins, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education
  • 4:30 – 6:00  Networking Reception Provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • 7:00 – 8:30  Continental Breakfast Provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 8:30 – 9:15  The Philadelphia Audit Story: From “Gross Mismanagement” to a “Model” District – Joe D’Alessandro and Marcy Blender, The School District of Philadelphia

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • 9:30 – 10:30
    • The Community Eligibility Program In Light of ESSA – Leigh Manasevit and Julia Martin, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Implementing WIOA Programs Without Federal Regulations – Michael Brustein and Erin Auerbach, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Section 504 Compliance and Office For Civil Rights Enforcement – Jennifer Segal and Jennifer Castillo, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 10:30 – 10:45  Break
  • 10:45 – 11:45
    • Providing Equitable Services Under Title I of ESSA – Tiffany Winters and Jennifer Castillo, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Perkins V! – Michael Brustein and Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • A Case Study in Programmatic Pitfalls Under the IDEA – Erin Auerbach and Mike Bender, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 11:45 – 1:15  Lunch Provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 1:15 – 2:30
    • ESSA Improvement and Transitioning from NCLB – Leigh Manasevit and Tiffany Winters, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • EDGAR Overview (Part 1 of 2) – Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 2:30 – 2:45  Break
  • 2:45 – 4:00
    • How ESSA Affects Parental Involvement, Professional Development, and Special Populations – Jennifer Segal and Mike Bender, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • EDGAR Overview (Part 2 of 2) – Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • 7:00 – 8:30  Continental Breakfast Provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 8:30 – 9:15  Updates and Initiatives by Risk Management Services – Phil Maestri, Director, Risk Management Service, U.S. Department of Education
  • 9:15 – 10:00  Allowability and Time and Effort Under the New EDGAR – Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 10:00 – 10:15  Break
  • 10:15 – 11:00  What You Need to Know About Indirect Costs – Frances Outland, Indirect Cost Group, U.S. Department of Education
  • 11:00 – 11:45  Congressional Update – Looking Towards the Next Administration – Julia Martin, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 11:45 – 12:00  Questions and Answers Panel – Panel of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC Attorneys

 

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