CARES Act Equitable Services: What the New Rule Means for States and Districts
This webinar will review in detail the Interim Final Rule from the U.S. Department of Education on providing equitable services under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Attendees will review the statutory language in the CARES Act and precedent in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as well as the April 2020 non-binding guidance on equitable services. The presentation will compare and contrast those documents with the Interim Final Rule issued in June of 2020, and cover the details of that rule as well as implications for States and districts. Finally, the webinar will discuss the potential for further change to that rule, and when the issue might be resolved.
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?
- Review the statutory requirements for equitable services under the CARES Act and precedent in ESEA
- Learn the new requirements and options presented in the Rule from ED.
- Understand how the options would impact the calculations for States and districts and potential implications.
- Be able to distinguish between how the rule impacts calculations in contrast to services provided under the Equitable Services requirement.
- Get to know the potential for changes to this rule through Congressional action, legal challenges, and administrative modifications.
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