Spring Forum Slides and Handouts

Tuesday, May 4

12:00 – 12:05 PM

Welcome – Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

12:05 – 1:00 PM

2 CFR Recent Updates and Initiatives – Rhea Hubbard and Terry Woods, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Education Under the Biden Administration: First Steps and What to Expect – Julia Martin and Kelly Christiansen, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Transition / Stretch Break

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Risks Involving Coronavirus Response Funding Provided to State and Local Education Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education– Geoffrey Wood, Debbi Mayer, Natalie Forbort, and Marcus Culpepper, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education

3:15 – 4:00 PM

Why is GEPA Important to Federal Education Grants Management? – Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Attorney Q&A Panel

Wednesday, May 5

12:00 – 12:05 PM

Welcome Back

12:05 – 1:00 PM

COVID 19-Stimulus Funding Implementation Panel: Peter Laing (Arizona Department of Education), Amy MacDonald (Wake Technical Community College), Lauren Ohlin (Washoe County School District), John Payne (South Carolina Department of Education); moderated by Bonnie Graham and Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

1:00 – 1:15 PM

Transition / Stretch Break

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS

1:15 – 2:30 PM

Time and Effort Documentation and Virtual Flexibility – Tiffany Kesslar and Andrew Ball, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

OR

MOE, OCR, and Other Hot Topics Affecting Students with Disabilities – Jennifer Mauskapf and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

2:30 – 2:45

Transition / Stretch Break

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS

2:45 – 4:00 PM

Cost Allocation and Indirect Costs – Andre Hylton, Cost Allocation Group, U.S. Department of Education and Bonnie Graham and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

OR

Perkins Fiscal Issues – Andrew Johnson and Adam Flynn-Tabloff, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education and Michael Brustein and Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Thursday, May 6

12:00 – 12:05 PM

Welcome Back

12:05 – 1:00 PM

GAO Recent Reports and Initiatives – Jacqueline Nowicki, Bill Keller, Melissa Jaynes, Cheryl Jones, Education, Workforce and Income Security, Government Accountability Office

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Conducting/Preparing for a Virtual Monitoring Visit – Tiffany Kesslar and Steven Spillan, Brustein and Manasevit, PLLC

1:45 – 2:00 PM

Transition / Stretch Break

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Risk Considerations for COVID Relief Programs– Mark Robinson, Risk Management Services, U.S. Department of Education

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Auditing $100 Billion in Relief Funds: How to Avoid Findings – Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Attorney Q&A Panel