Publications

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Grants Management Resources

The 5th Edition of EDGAR is ONLY $44.00

(plus applicable shipping/handling fees).

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The Administrator’s Handbook on EDGAR,

5th Edition (November 2020)

Compiled by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

OMB published the final Uniform Grants Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) updates on August 13, 2020! Accordingly, the BruMan Group updated it’s EDGAR Guide!

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The new 5th Ed. updates include:

  • The entire 2 CFR Part 200 UGG final updates with impactful changes to procurement, timeliness of spending, pre-award costs, liquidation periods, budget period, indirect costs and more;
  • Inclusion of excepts of the General Education Provisions Act;
  • The time and effort requirements from ED’s Cost Allocation Guidance,
  • and more!

Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrators Need to Know, 5th Edition (2019)

Written by Leigh Manasevit, Tiffany Kesslar, and Steven Spillan; Published by LRP Publications.

Grant rules are nuanced and specific to certain programs. Don’t wait for an audit to discover your practices don’t measure up.

This one-of-a-kind resource gives you user-friendly explanations of the complex federal grant requirements that apply to all Education Department programs — so you can ensure your costs are allowable and that your procurement, inventory and financial management systems are set up to comply:

  • The methodology requirement under supplement, not supplant for school districts
  • How maintenance of effort is enforced under the Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Uniform Grants Guidance procurement requirements
  • Guidelines for allowability and cash management procedures
  • And more

You also get best practices, such as how to properly segregate duties and track time and effort reporting, to help you avoid monitoring findings and audit exceptions.

Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Perkins V Resources

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The book is $49.95 (plus applicable shipping/handling fees).

If you wish to order 10 or more books, the book is discounted to $39.95/each (and shipping/handling fee is waived)

Written by Michael Brustein, Jennifer Castillo, Emily Fridman and Megan Passafaro Trachman

At the intersection of “Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (Perkins V, Public Law 115-224), the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and the Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) is “The Comprehensive Guide to the Federal Role in Career & Technical Education” by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC. This book, designed for CTE administrators, is the definitive navigation tool to prepare and implement Perkins V. It includes: the complete text of the law, a cross-walk between Perkins IV and Perkins V, a section by section analysis of key changes in the law, the allowable costs under Perkins V, a glossary of terms, an introduction for CTE administrators from Danielle Mezera (former CTE State Director from Tennessee), and the relevant parts of EDGAR and UGG.

Adult Education Resources

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Print edition: $49.95

Bulk Order (10 or more): $39.95 each

eBook (iPad/iPhone devices): $21.95

Combo Pack: $59.95

Written by Michael Brustein, Brette Kaplan Wurzburg, Steven Spillan and Erin Auerbach

“The Administrator and Provider’s Guide to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 2014” provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which reauthorizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The Guide includes the text of the legislation, a section-by-section analysis, an overview of how the AEFLA works with other titles under the WIOA, and the text of relevant regulatory changes from the last year that impact federal grant awards.

Title I Resources

Can Title I Pay For This? A Guide to Determining Allowable Costs (2020)

Written by Tiffany Kesslar; Published by LRP Publications

Get the tools and expert guidance you need to determine allowability of any Title I purchase — updated to incorporate ESSA’s new supplement, not supplant rules. A 9-point Allowability Checklist takes you through the steps to determining the allowability of a particular cost, from whether the item is necessary and reasonable to documenting compliance. Plus, from-the-field examples of purchases illustrate how to take an idea and check it for allowability or alter its design so it is compliant.

Avoid audit or monitoring findings and, most importantly, get state approval for your initiatives, with guidance on:

  • How to apply ESSA’s new supplement, not supplant rules when spending Title I, Part A dollars
  • When funds can be used for food during professional development and family and parent involvement events
  • Purchases to raise academic achievement for homeless students
  • Allowable rewards to recognize Title I students for good performance
  • Plus more!

ESSA: Moving Toward a Well-Rounded Title I – Second Edition (202)

Written by Tiffany Kesslar, Julia Martin, Kelly Christiansen, and Kristen Tosh Cowan; Published by LRP Publications

Ensure you are meeting current Every Student Succeeds Act mandates with up-to-date guidance from the highly respected attorneys at Brustein & Manasevit. This new edition explains requirements and changes to the Title I, Part A program made by the U.S. Education Department through new regulations and updated guidance documents, as well as lessons learned from ESSA implementation.

Make sound decisions that lead to a compliant, effective Title I program with the latest on:

  • How the new supplement, not supplant requirement applies to schools and districts
  • Calculating the equitable services set-aside and carryover requirements
  • Flexibilities and waivers provided to the Title I, Part A program under the CARES Act
  • Ensuring transferability requirements are met so that set-asides in each program are appropriately calculated and tracked
  • ED developments on equitable services following Supreme Court decisions and the impact on support for private schools
  • And more!

The Community Eligibility Provision: Weighing Costs and Benefits of Participation (2016)

Written by Julia C. Martin; Published by LRP Publications

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) can help improve student achievement, eliminate social stigma and reduce administrative burden. But it takes a complicated analysis to determine whether the CEP makes financial sense for your school or district. Introducing the only guide to bottom-line decision-making.

Special Education Resources

What Do I Do When… The Answer Book on Fiscal Compliance in Special Education (2014)

Written by Tiffany Winters; Published by LRP Publications

This first time Q&A Book on special education fiscal issues explains how IDEA funds must be spent in accordance with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). This guide includes more than 340 plain-language Q&As that decipher the complex spending rules – and spell out the consequences of non-compliance – so you can ensure all costs are allowable and in line with program requirements.

IDEA: New Expectations for Schools and Students,

6th Edition (2018)

Written by Tiffany Winters, Emily Fridman, and Monica Munin; Published by LRP Publications

Carry out compliant special education programs and services and ensure students receive FAPE with analysis and clear explanations of your IDEA requirements – child find, evaluations, eligibility, IEPs, placement, accountability, assessments, discipline and so much more. Plus this new edition analyzes changes brought by the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision and the Every Student Succeeds Act, so you know how your processes and procedures must be adjusted to meet new mandates.