Spring Forum 2018 Slides and Handouts

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Spring Forum 2018

May 9-11, 2018

The Washington Hilton

Washington, DC

“The Yin and Yang of Federal Grants Management: How to Handle More (Responsibilities) with Less (Dollars)

Thank you for attending the Brustein & Manasevit Spring Forum.  We are pleased to provide you with the slides and handouts for the conference.

All presenters will ensure sessions are interactive with the group environment through audience posed questions, polling, audience questions or other means as the speaker deems appropriate to encourage audience engagement.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or issues.

Documents

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

Tuesday, May 8

  • 4:00 – 7:00 PM OPTIONAL Check-In (All Attendees)
    • If you wish to check-in early and avoid the rush, materials may be picked up during this time.
      • Room: Holmead

Wednesday, May 9

  • 7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast and Pre-Session Check-In ONLY
    • For those attending either 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 receive their materials at this time.  Breakfast is available for those attending the pre-session.
      • Concourse Foyer
  • 8:30 – 11:00 AM Pre-Session 1 (OPTIONAL): ESSA’bout Ensuring Costs Are Allowable – Leigh Manasevit, Tiffany Kesslar, and Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Since this is an optional pre-session (and requires an additional fee), the PPT is not available online.  It will be provided on-site to only those registered for the pre-session.
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 8:30 – 11:00 AM Pre-Session 2 (OPTIONAL): Happy Hour(s) at the EDGAR Bar & Grill – Michael Brustein and Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • There is no handout for this session.
      • Room: Jefferson
  • 10:00 – 1:00 PM General Forum Check-In
    • If you are not attending the pre-session, you may check-in at this time.
      • Concourse Foyer
  • 1:00 – 1:15 PM Introduction – Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • There is no handout for this session.
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 1:15 – 2:15 PM Legislative Panel: Updates on Reauthorizations, Funding, and Rulemaking – Julia Martin, Kelly Christiansen, and Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • PPT
    • PDF
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 2:15 – 3:00 PM Updates from ED’s OIG – Rich Rasa and Keith Cummins, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education
    • PDF
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
  • 3:15 – 4:15 PM Embezzlement: What You MUST Do To Protect Your Organization – Keith Dieffenbach, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice
    • PDF
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 4:15 – 5:00 PM “The Georgia and Maine Stories” – Impact of Recent Judicial Precedent on Federal Grants Management – Michael Brustein and Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC and Wes Sherrell, Director of Internal Audit, Georgia Department of Education
    • PPT
    • PDF
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM Networking Reception Provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Thursday, May 10

  • 7:00 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM Panel on SEA Resolution of LEA Single Audits – Panelists: Dean Zajic (Kansas State Department of Education) and Jeffrey Benbenek (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) moderated by Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • There is no handout for this session.
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 9:30 – 10:30 AM The UGG-ly Truth of Federal Grants Management – Gil Tran, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
    • PDF
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • 10:45 – 12:00 pm (Concurrent Breakout Sessions)
    • SEA Ombudsman Panel – Panelists: Sheryl Hamilton (Washington, DC), Tate Toedman (Kansas State Department of Education), and Theresa Nugent (Michigan Department of Education) moderated by Leigh Manasevit, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
      • There is no handout for this session.
        • Room: Jefferson
    • Perkins V – Michael Brustein and Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC and Andy Johnson (OCTAE, U.S. Department of Education)
    • Federal Grants Management Test – Tiffany Kesslar and Megan Passafaro, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • IDEA Fiscal: Can I Subgrant IDEA Funds? – Jennifer Castillo and Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch Provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 1:30 – 2:45 PM (Concurrent Breakout Sessions)
    • Serving English Learners with Federal Funds – Jennifer Mauskapf and Jennifer Castillo, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • WIOA: What We Learned in Year 1 – Michael Brustein and Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Appealing SEA Approval/Enforcement Actions – Bonnie Graham and Emily Fridman, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
      • PPT
      • PDF
        • Room: International Ballroom Center
    • Blending and Braiding Federal Funds – Leigh Manasevit and Monica Munin, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
  • 3:00 – 4:15 PM (Concurrent Breakout Sessions)
    • 21st CCLC Programs Under ESSA – Steven Spillan and Megan Passafaro, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC and Sylvia Lyles and Cathy Grimes-Miller, U.S. Department of Education
      • PDF
        • Room: Jefferson
    • HEA Reauthorization and Title IV Rulemaking: Updates and Upcoming Topics – Julia Martin and Kelly Christiansen, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Time and Effort: The Good, the Bad, the Paperwork – Tiffany Kesslar and Emily Fridman, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • Preparing For A Due Process Complaint: You’ve Been Served!  Now What? – Jennifer Mauskapf and Monica Munin, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Friday, May 11

  • 7:00 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast provided by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM Time and Effort Panel: How We Came Into Compliance – Panelists: Lori Ward-Rodgers (Bibb County School District), Nate Irwin-Diehl (School District of Philadelphia) and Eve Carney (Tennessee Department of Education) moderated by Leigh Manasevit, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • There is no handout for this session.
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
  • 9:45 – 10:30 AM Updates and Initiatives by Risk Management Services – Phil Maestri, Director, Risk Management Service, U.S. Department of Education
    • There is no handout for this session.
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM How to Conduct a Control Self-Assessment – Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • PPT
    • PDF
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM Policies and Procedures: A How-To Guide – Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
    • PPT
    • PDF
      • Room: International Ballroom Center
  • 11:45 – 12:00 PM Questions and Answers Panel – Panel of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC Attorneys
    • There is no handout for this session.
      • Room: International Ballroom Center

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