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Grants Management Resources 

The Administrator’s Handbook on EDGAR 4th Edition (2018)!!!!

The 4th Edition of The Administrator’s Handbook on EDGAR is the most updated and comprehensive guide for federal education grant administrators and includes all the key documents an administrator needs to run a compliant program!  The new 4th Edition includes:

  • ED’s direct grant and state-administered programs regulations;
  • The General Education Provisions Act enforcement regulations;
  • ED’s non-procurement debarment and suspension regulations (an addition from 3rd Ed.);
  • The Uniform Guidance; and
  • Relevant and recent guidance from ED and the Office of Management and Budget. 

The 4th Edition includes the following new updates:

  • Regulations that align with the definition of “evidence-based” as described in the Every Student Succeeds Act;
  • New regulations in Part 77 (and Part 75) concerning the participation of faith-based organizations in ED’s discretionary and formula grant programs;
  • The June 2018 OMB memorandum regarding changes to the micro-purchase and the simplified acquisition thresholds;
  • Updated Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 2 CFR Part 200 from the Council on Financial Assistance Reform; and
  • The Association of Education Federal Finance Administrators letter regarding time and effort flexibility under 2 CFR Part 200

The 4th Edition of EDGAR is $39 (plus applicable shipping/handling fees).  If you wish to order more than 200 books, we offer a 10% discount.   Click HERE to order YOUR copy TODAY!!  

Books are expected to be shipped out by late November.

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Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrators Need to Know, 5th Edition (2015), written by Leigh Manasevit, Tiffany R. Winters, and Steven Spillan, published by LRP Publications.

In addition to a clear explanation of the rules and regulations under the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) – including Uniform Grant Guidance – this book includes information so you can ensure your costs are allowable and that your procurement, inventory, and financial management systems are set up to be in compliance.  To order a copy, click here.

Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Perkins V Resources


The Comprehensive Guide to the Federal Role in Career & Technical Education (2018)

At the intersection of “Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (Perkins V, Public Law 115-224), the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and the Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) is “The Comprehensive Guide to the Federal Role in Career & Technical Education” by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC.  This book, designed for CTE administrators, is the definitive navigation tool to prepare and implement Perkins V.  It includes: the complete text of the law, a cross-walk between Perkins IV and Perkins V, a section by section analysis of key changes in the law, the allowable costs under Perkins V, a glossary of terms, an introduction for CTE administrators from Danielle Mezera (former CTE State Director from Tennessee), and the relevant parts of EDGAR and UGG.  The book is $49.95 (plus applicable shipping/handling fees).  If you wish to order 10 or more books, the book is discounted to $39.95/each (and shipping/handling fee is waived).  To order your copy, click HERE.

Adult Education Resources


The Administrator and Provider’s Guide to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (2014), written by Michael Brustein, Brette Kaplan Wurzburg, Steve Spillan and Erin Auerbach

“The Administrator and Provider’s Guide to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 2014” provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which reauthorizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).  The Guide includes the text of the legislation, a section-by-section analysis, an overview of how the AEFLA works with other titles under the WIOA, and the text of relevant regulatory changes from the last year that impact federal grant awards.  To order a copy, click here.

The One-Stop Guide to the Final WIA Regulations (published by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC 2000)

Title I Resources

NEW: Can Title I Pay For This?  A Guide to Determining Cost (2017), written by Tiffany Winters Kesslar, published by LRP Publications

Determining allowability continues to be difficult, but this book sets up clear criteria administrators can use to determine allowability of expenditures under ESSA Title I, Part A and provides real-world examples.  This book describes and applies the allowability requirements including the new supplement not supplant standard and discusses specific examples like when funds may be used for food for professional development, parental involvement, homeless students, and more!

To order a copy, click here.  



ESSA: Moving Toward a Well-Rounded Title I (2016), written by Leigh Manasevit, Tiffany Winters Kesslar, and Kristen Tosh Cowan, published by LRP Publications

As the long-awaited replacement for the much-aligned NCLB, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) introduces an entirely new set of rules to Title I and federal program administrators.  Find out everything you need to know to implement these new requirements.  To order a copy, click here.


Special Education Resources

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What Do I Do When… The Answer Book on Fiscal Compliance in Special Education (2014), written by Tiffany R. Winters, published by LRP Publishing.

This first time Q&A Book on special education fiscal issues explains how IDEA funds must be spent in accordance with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). This guide includes more than 340 plain-language Q&As that decipher the complex spending rules – and spell out the consequences of non-compliance – so you can ensure all costs are allowable and in line with program requirements.  To order a copy, click here.

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IDEA: New Expectations for Schools and Students, 6th Edition (2018), written by Tiffany Winters Kesslar, Emily Fridman, and Monica Munin, published by LRP Publications.

Carry out compliant special education programs and services and ensure students receive FAPE with analysis and clear explanations of your IDEA requirements – child find, evaluations, eligibility, IEPs, placement, accountability, assessments, discipline and so much more.  Plus this new edition analyzes changes brought by the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision and the Every Student Succeeds Act, so you know how your processes and procedures must be adjusted to meet new mandates.  To order a copy, click here.

Education Resources

The Community Eligibility Provision: Weighing Costs and Benefits of Participation (2016), written by Julia C. Martin, published by LRP Publications

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) can help improve student achievement, eliminate social stigma and reduce administrative burden. But it takes a complicated analysis to determine whether the CEP makes financial sense for your school or district. Introducing the only guide to bottom-line decision-making. To order a copy, click here.


In addition, the Firm’s attorneys are quoted in various periodicals, including but not limited to:

  • The Washington Post
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Education Week
  • Education Daily
  • Title I Advisor

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