Brustein & Manasevit Fall Forum 2019

December 4-6, 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA

The U.S. Department of Education and all other Federal agencies talk about identifying, managing and mitigating risk, so we are too! But we are not just going to talk about it, we are going to review how to identify and reduce risks at your agency, institution or organization. We will walk through how to prepare for an audit and hear from auditors regarding what they like to see from the agencies they audit. You will hear from auditees on their experiences and our own attorneys will arm you with the information you need so that you never just accept findings but know how to defend them. This is why you can’t miss our Fall Forum – Let’s Talk About Risk!

Managing risk also entails understanding compliance with EDGAR and the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG), as well as the significant programmatic changes under ESSA, Perkins V, WIOA, AEFLA, IDEA and the Higher Education Act.

We will conduct two EDGAR pre-sessions on the morning of December 4. One session will be designed for staff of State Education Agencies, State Eligible Agencies and Pass-Through Entities. The targeted audience for the second EDGAR pre-session are subrecipients, including LEAs, institutions of higher education, charter schools, and community-based organizations.

We also will be conducting numerous programmatic sessions on Perkins V implementation, recent audit and monitoring findings in AEFLA and WIOA, recent ESSA guidance, including supplement not supplant and schoolwide consolidation, emerging IDEA issues, as well as updates on the HEA reauthorization. Inasmuch as the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor having effectively ceased to provide guidance on program implementation, you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn about the federal grants programs.


As always, please remember that the Forum agenda and speakers are subject to change. Our Forums typically sell out quickly and space at The Roosevelt Hotel is limited so we urge you to register and make your room reservation at The Roosevelt Hotel as soon as possible.


Please remember that registration and payment are separate processes.  In addition, payment or submission of a purchase order is REQUIRED before you will be allowed to attend the Forum.


Payment or submission of a purchase order is REQUIRED before you will be allowed to attend the Forum.  Payment and registration are separate processes.  You must also register for the Forum.

Forum Registration Pricing


Must Register BEFORE July 1, 2019

Individual Registration Cost: $920

Discounted Group Rate (10+ Registrants)*: $875

Individual Registration Cost: $920

Discounted Group Rate (10+ Registrants)*: $875


Register AFTER July 1, 2019

Individual Registration Cost: $970

Discounted Group Rate (10+ Registrants)*: $925

*In order to obtain the group rate, attendees must be from the same organization and REGISTER TOGETHER to qualify for any Group Rate. Additional registrants may join a preexisting group at the initial group rate; however, the addition of new registrants to a preexisting group will not make the group eligible for further reduced rate, since the rate is set at the time of the initial registration.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

With Forum Registration: $215/registrant

Without Forum Registration: $415/registrant


Attendees are responsible for providing Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC with written notice of cancellation either via email, fax, or letter no later than November 13, 2019. Please note that should you cancel after the date stated in the Cancellation Policy, you must pay for any expenses we incur on your behalf. If you wish to receive a refund, and also prevent being invoiced for expenses that our firm incurred on the attendee(s) behalf, please ensure that the cancellation policy guidelines are adhered to. If you are cancelling your Forum attendance, you must also cancel your hotel reservations and any other arrangements you made in order to attend the Fall Forum 2019.

Hotel Accommodations

To be guaranteed a spot in the hotel you MUST book early because the hotel has limited space capacity. The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans rate for our Fall Forum is $239 per night. Each guest room includes complimentary internet access. To make your reservation, please click the button below or call The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans at (504) 648-1200. It is important to note that The Roosevelt Hotel requires one night’s deposit when making your reservation.

PowerPoint Presentations

All attendees will have access to electronic versions of all PowerPoint presentations, appendices, and resources through a secure website and app prior to and during the Forum.


Continuing Professional Education Credits

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) sponsor by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). All professionals wishing to obtain CPE credit can obtain up to fourteen (14) Specialized Knowledge-Technical CPE credits for attending our Group-Live 2019 Fall Forum. All attendees who attend either of the optional pre-sessions will have an opportunity to receive up to three (3) additional Specialized Knowledge-Technical CPE credits.

There is no additional charge to receive CPE credits, however, all attendees must complete all of the requirements that are listed on the NASBA letter which will be available upon registration check-in. This Forum is for all levels and experience within your organization, therefore, the Program Level is ‘Overview.’ There are no pre-requisites or advanced preparation required to attend and the material presented is provided on-site.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with federal requirements/grants management systems (procurement, inventory, and financial management).
  • Understand federal education program rules as well as programmatic fiscal issues including maintenance of effort, supplement not supplant and comparability.
  • Understand the potential consequences of audit findings and federal education program reviews.
  • Understand the internal controls that are required for federal grant eligibility.

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: