Disaster Relief Funding: What It Is and How to Spend It?
This webinar will help prepare State departments of education and school districts to determine eligibility for and administer federal disaster relief programs. These programs are made up of a patchwork of federal policy, including some that are set in statute – like Project SERV – and others that are built on previous disaster relief bills, like Emergency Impact Aid (EIA) and Emergency Aid to Restart School Operations (“Restart”). This webinar will trace the history of these programs to help give grantees a better sense of the statutory authority at play. It will also cover the formation of the new disaster response unit (DRU) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and what that means for the administration of these programs, as well as the dynamic between Congress and ED over how to administer these programs, and what their limitations are.
Webinar attendees will also learn about challenges and best practices on administering these grants – including ensuring allowable expenses within ED’s guidance. We will also address the balance between needing to spend the funds quickly while maintaining effective control and oversight, and focus on the risks unique to these funding streams.
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?
By the end of the webinar, attendees will learn:
- What programs comprise federal education disaster relief.
- How these programs are funded and administered.
- Allowable uses of funds for federal disaster assistance programs.
- Potential cash management concerns arising with these funds.
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