BruMan Spring Forum 2022

Planning for Uninterrupted Crises

May 2 – 5, 2022

Online

Presented by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC & Invited Speakers

Agenda (Click here)

Registration Information (Click here)

The BRUMAN team is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring Forum, which will be held May 2nd through May 5th, 2022! We informed our Fall Forum attendees during the first week of December that the Spring Forum, which has been held in Washington D.C. for the past 30 years, will be virtual. It was apparent to us last month, even prior to the recent COVID surge throughout the nation, that the cost of hotel rooms in the D.C. area in early May has now become prohibitively expensive. We believe it makes much more sense for you to have us provide this critically important professional development virtually, particularly at this point with uninterrupted crises in administering grants at the state, local, and postsecondary level. Our Fall Forum next December, however, will again be in person back at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Clark County.


With all of the additional resources now available under ESSER, HEERF and ARPA, there have been so many questions, and considerable confusion on the conflicting funding availability timeframes, allowability of costs, allocability to existing grant programs, need for time and effort certifications, audits, monitoring and risk assessments. And now the U.S. Education Department has announced that EDGAR will be revised as early as this month, which will add to the recent OMB changes to the Uniform Guidance which went into effect on July 1, 2021 for the state-administered programs under the ESEA, IDEA, Perkins, AEFLA WIOA, and the Higher Education Act.

 

The forum will commence on May 2nd with two EDGAR pre-sessions. While both will include the 2022 changes announced by ED, one will focus on the responsibilities of pass-through and state eligible agencies, and the other will focus on the requirements governing local education agencies, postsecondary institutions, non-profits and charters. There will be ample time during these two sessions to have all your questions on EDGAR and the Uniform Guidance answered.

 

The forum itself will then run four hours a day (noon to 4 PM EST) from May 3rd to May 5th, with both general and breakout sessions catered to the most pressing matters in federal grants management. Secretary of Education Cardona has been invited to provide an update on federal efforts to keep schools and colleges open. Rhea Hubbard from OMB is invited to discuss recent OMB initiatives on further streamlining the federal grants management process. Mark Robinson, Director of the Department’s Risk Management Service, will explain the Department’s strategies for assessing the risks aligned with the more than tripling of the federal budget for education accomplished by ESSER, GEER, and HEERF. And Keith Cummings from OIG will address current federal auditing for ESSER and HEERF. Program officials from OCTAE have been invited to discuss federal monitoring under Perkins V.

 

We will also feature panels comprised of state, local and postsecondary administrators to learn how they are dealing with these uninterrupted crises in effectively managing their federal stimulus funds and regular grants. And of course, the BRUMAN team will lead sessions covering legislative developments on the Hill, likely funding scenarios for the program year beginning July 1, 2022 including the proposal to double funding for Title I of ESEA, timeliness of spending federal funds under the Tydings Amendment, avoiding the lapsing or late liquidation of funds, preparing for and defending audits, developing compliant internal controls, blending and braiding of funds, as well as addressing staff shortages in the long and short term.

 

We understand that you have choices as to conferences and professional development. We submit that our forums are the most informative and specifically tailored to the questions and issues you care most about. We urge you to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot as our forums historically sell out within a few weeks. Although the Spring Forum is virtual, we must limit capacity to allow us to adequately respond to your questions. So please register early to guarantee a spot.


COSTS AND PAYMENT

Payment and registration are separate processes. For credit card payments, click the credit card button. Payment may also be made with a check or purchase order. To request an invoice for check payment or to pay by purchase order, please email us at forum@bruman.com.

Spring Forum Pre-Session ONLY: $495

Pre-Session with Forum Registration: $275

Early Bird Registration (Before February 14, 2022):

$1,045 for Individual

$1,000 for Groups (minimum of 10 attendees for group discount)

Regular Registration (Registration On or AFTER February 14, 2022):

$1,145 for Individual

$1,100 for Groups (minimum of 10 attendees for group discount)

CANCELLATION POLICY & REFUNDS

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to forum@bruman.com by April 8, 2022 to receive a full refund.

CPE Information

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 learn:

  • Hierarchy of authorities related to grants management.
  • Status of OMB’s proposed regulatory changes to the Uniform Grant Guidance.
  • Pass-through entity requirements, particularly related to subrecipient monitoring.
  • Internal control requirements for time and effort documentation.

CREDITS:

14 CPE Credits awarded upon completion (as verified through attendance logs throughout the forum) and post-conference survey.*

***An additional 3 CPE credits will be awarded to those who also attend either Pre-Session 1 or 2

WHERE:

Online

DURATION:

Approximate presentation time – Three to five sessions per day of the event—with each session providing 30 to 75 minutes of instruction.

RECOMMENDED FIELD OF STUDY:

Specialized Knowledge – Technical

PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE LEVEL:

Overview

ADVANCED PREPARATION:

None

DELIVERY METHOD:

Online

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: http://www.learningmarket.org.

Have any questions about our Forum?

Contact forum@bruman.com for additional information