Bracing for Significant Regulatory Changes –


November 29 – December 1, 2023
The Roosevelt Hotel – New Orleans, LA
***Please note, our room block is currently sold out
Presented by The Bruman Group, PLLC & Invited Speakers
Agenda (Click here)

Individual registration is required. For more information, please see our Purchasing FAQs below.

  • Description
  • Costs
  • Purchasing FAQs
  • Cancellation Policy
  • What will you learn?
  • CPE Information
  • Who will Benefit?

The clock is ticking for several of the new regulations that have been promised in the government’s regulatory agenda. New Office of Management and Budget grants guidance rules (UGG), revisions to the Department of Education’s General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), and changes to program-specific regulations for Title IX, the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), and the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) are all expected in the next few months. This will come as colleges, school districts and States attempt to close out some stimulus dollars and round out others, all without yet knowing what the federal funding picture will look like in the coming year.


With this flood of information expected, you may need some help sorting through the changes that impact you the most. The Bruman Group’s fall forum will help you untangle all the changing rules and requirements and chart a path forward. Come hear from firm attorneys, government officials, peers in administration, and other experts on how best to address these shifts and solve problems.


This year’s Forum will feature presentations from U.S. Department of Education leaders, oversight staff, panelists from States, districts, and institutions of higher education, and our attorney experts. Networking sessions and Q&A panels will help you share successes and strategize about moving forward amid a new regulatory environment. We will be conducting two pre-sessions on EDGAR, one will highlight the responsibilities of pass-through agencies, and the other will profile the responsibilities of LEAs, charters and institutions of higher education. (See draft Agenda).


In light of our focus on the changes to the cost, administrative and audit rules under the UGG, we anticipate that the forum will sell out quickly, and we will need to maintain a wait list. We urge you to register early to guarantee your place.



Please note if you have an outstanding balance for any past forum, conference, or webinar you will NOT be able to attend the Fall Forum 2023 until the past due balance has been resolved.

Payment must be made prior to October 31, 2023 via check, P/credit card, or purchase order. If you are paying via purchase order and need an invoice, please email with your request. If you need an invoice for multiple registrants, please make sure to include a list of attendees in your email. If payment has not been made prior to October 31, 2023, your registration will be automatically cancelled.  


Fall Forum 2023 Add On – $300

Pre-Session ONLY – $535

Early Bird (Prior to September 8, 2023)

Individual NO Pre-Session – $1,145

Individual WITH Pre-Session – $1,445

Group (10 or more) NO Pre-Session – $1,100

Group (10 or more) WITH Pre-Session – $1,400

Regular Registration (On/After September 8, 2023)

Individual NO Pre-Session – $1,245

Individual WITH Pre-Session – $1,545

Group (10 or more) NO Pre-Session – $1,200

Group (10 or more) WITH Pre-Session – $1,500

On-Site Registration

$1,350 (does not include Pre-Session)

***Please note onsite registration is subject to availability. We make no guarantees that space will be available for on-site registration.***

Hotel Information

The Fall Forum 2023 will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA. To be guaranteed a spot in the hotel you MUST book early because the hotel has limited space capacity. Room rates begin at $289 per night plus taxes and fees. Please note that our block of rooms at the Roosevelt Hotel is currently sold out.

Purchasing FAQs

Do I need to set up an account?

  • Yes, when you make your first purchase you will be requested to set up an account.

What happens if I forget my password?

  • You can request that your password be reset on the login page.

Can I use my credit card?

  • Yes, credit card purchases are encouraged. If a credit card is used, payment is automatic and the registration is deemed automatically complete, which means your registration is guaranteed.

Can I pay by check?

  • Yes, you may pay by check. Checks must be made out to “The Bruman Group, PLLC” and should be mailed to The Bruman Group, PLLC 1023 15th Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20005. Your registration is not deemed complete until we receive the check payment and your registration is not guaranteed until the order is marked complete.

Can I use a purchase order?

  • Yes, but the purchase order (PO) must be emailed to us at in order for your registration to be finalized and your space guaranteed. The status of your order will note “pending payment” until payment is made on the outstanding PO. Payment is expected by October 31, 2023.

Can I obtain a copy of my receipt?

  • Yes, a receipt will be emailed to you when your order has been completed. In addition, you can login to your account and see all your prior orders and print receipts directly from the website.

Can I register more then one person at a time for an event?

  • Unfortunately, no. The system provides unique user links so individual registrations are required. It is recommended that each person registers with their own name and email address so registrants can receive email updates from us.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations Prior to or on October 31st: Attendees are responsible for providing The Bruman Group, PLLC with written notice of cancellation either via email, fax, or letter no later than October 31, 2023 in order to receive a full refund.

Cancellations After October 31st: You will be responsible for paying a 60% cancellation fee to cover costs incurred on your behalf. If you have already paid in full, then you will receive up to a 40% refund.

Failure to submit timely payment or PO: If you do not submit payment either via check, P/credit card, or purchase order prior to October 31, 2023, your registration will be automatically cancelled

Please note that if you are cancelling your Forum attendance, you must also cancel your hotel reservation and any other travel arrangements you made for the Fall Forum.

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.
CPE Information


14 CPE Credits awarded upon completion and post-conference survey.

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


The Roosevelt Hotel – New Orleans, LA


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


Specialized Knowledge – Technical






Live-In Person

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. The Bruman Group, PLLC makes no guarantee or assurance that the CPE credits received will apply to any other program or state requirements.

The Bruman Group, 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:

Who will Benefit?

This forum 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

Have any questions about our Forum?

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