Virtual Forum

CARES Act Equitable Services: What the New Rule Means for States and Districts

July 9, 2020

1:00 pm EST

Course Description:

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.


$245.00 for Live Virtual Training

$245.00 for Online Recording (available via internet)

$350.00 for both Live Virtual Training and Online Recording


10+ Attendees qualify for a 10% group discount. For assistance with group discounts, email us at


Cancellations must be submitted in writing to at least 48 hours prior to any virtual training to receive a full refund.


Payment can also be made with a check or purchase order. Payment and registration are separate processes. You must also register for the specific virtual training you wish to attend.

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
  • Auditors

What Will You Learn?

Attendees will:

  • 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.

CPE Information


1.5 CPE Credits awarded upon completion of the virtual training (as verified through attendee participation checks throughout the webinar) and post-conference survey.*


Home (or home office), office, conference room, etc. per internet connection


75 minutes of presentation then time for questions (no longer than 90 minutes total)


NEW! Attendees can now receive 1.5 CPE credits for watching a recorded virtual training! In order to verify attendance, attendees must complete a certification form, which is confirmed by the Firm. In order to conduct our verification, the attendee requesting CPEs must be the registered attendee that purchased the recording. If you are interested in obtaining CPEs for this recording, please contact us at for more information.

NASBA has approved this flexibility through December 31, 2020.


Specialized Knowledge – Technical






Group-Internet Based, Group Live

The CPE credit(s) may be accepted as continuing legal education credits or other applicable credits in your state; however, attendees are responsible for their own credit approval and for meeting any state requirements. Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC makes no guarantee or assurance that the CPE credits received will apply to any other program or state requirements.

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: