Publications

Publications are grouped below by topic ranging from general grants management to specific program compliance requirements.

Contact us at publications@bruman.com for additional information.

Grants Management Resources


The Administrator’s Handbook on EDGAR, 5th Ed. (2020)

Compiled by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

$44.00 (plus shipping/handling)

OMB Published the final Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) updates on August 13, 2020. Accordingly, we updated our EDGAR Guide! The new 5th Ed. updates include:

  • The entire 2 CFR Part 200 UGG final updates with impactful changes to procurement, timeliness of spending, pre-award costs, liquidation periods, budget period, indirect costs and more,
  • Inclusion of excepts of the General Education Provisions Act,
  • The time and effort requirements from ED’s Cost Allocation Guidance, and more!

OMB released technical corrections (Feb 22, 2021) so our EDGAR book updates as of 3/2021 are located here.

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Grants Management Body of Knowledge Guide 2nd Ed. (2021)

Published by the National Grants Management Association

Produced and prepared by the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, the Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBoK) Guide is designed to provide grants management professionals with a comprehensive resource to help navigate the field of grants management.

The GMBoK Guide is pertinent to grants management professionals representing every corner of grants management field. It is built upon authoritative federal standards and regulations, including the Uniform Grants Guidance (2 CFR Part 200); the Government Accountability Office’s (GAOs) Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123, Managements Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control; and the annual OMB Compliance Supplement.


Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrators Need to Know, 5th Ed. (2019)

Written by Leigh Manasevit, Tiffany Kesslar, and Steven Spillan

Published by LRP Publications.

Grant rules are nuanced and specific to certain programs. This one-of-a-kind resource gives you user-friendly explanations of the complex federal grant requirements that apply to all Education Department programs — so you can ensure your costs are allowable and that your procurement, inventory and financial management systems are set up to comply with the:

  • The methodology requirement under supplement, not supplant for school districts,
  • How maintenance of effort is enforced under the Every Student Succeeds Act,
  • Uniform Grants Guidance procurement requirements,
  • Guidelines for allowability and cash management procedures, and more.

This publication also provide best practices, such as how to properly segregate duties and track time and effort reporting, to help you avoid monitoring findings and audit exceptions.

ESEA Title I Resources


Can Title I Pay For This? A Guide to Determining Allowable

Costs (Updated 2020)

Written by Tiffany Kesslar

Published by LRP Publishing

Get the tools and expert guidance you need to determine allowability of any Title I purchase — updated to incorporate ESSA’s new supplement, not supplant rules. A 9-point Allowability Checklist takes you through the steps to determining the allowability of a particular cost, from whether the item is necessary and reasonable to documenting compliance. Plus, from-the-field examples of purchases illustrate how to take an idea and check it for allowability or alter its design so it is compliant. Avoid audit or monitoring findings and, most importantly, get state approval for your initiatives, with guidance on: applying the SNS requirement, allowability of food, purchases for the academic achievement of homeless students, allowability of rewards, and more!

ESSA: Moving Toward a Well-Rounded Title I 2nd Ed. (2020)

Written by Tiffany Kesslar, Julia Martin, Kelly Christiansen, and Kristen Tosh Cowan

Published by LRP Publishing

Ensure you are meeting current Every Student Succeeds Act mandates with up-to-date guidance. This new edition explains requirements and changes to the Title I, Part A program made by the U.S. Education Department (ED) through new regulations and updated guidance documents, as well as lessons learned from ESSA implementation. Make sound decisions that lead to a compliant, effective Title I program with the latest on: how the new supplement, not supplant requirement applies, calculating the equitable services set-aside and carryover requirements, flexibilities and waivers provided to the Title I, Part A program under the CARES Act, ensuring transferability requirements are met, and ED developments on equitable services following Supreme Court decisions and the impact on support for private schools.

ESSA: Moving Toward a Well-Rounded Title I 2nd Ed. (2020)

Written by Julia Martin

Published by LRP Publishing

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.

Career, Technical, and Adult Education


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

Written by Michael Brustein, Jennifer Castillo, Emily Fridman and Megan Passafaro Trachman

Published by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

$49.95 (plus shipping/handling)

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.

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The Administrator and Provider’s Guide to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 2014 (2014)

Written by Michael Brustein, Brette Kaplan Wurzburg, Steve Spillan and Erin Auerbach

Published by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

$49.95 print copy (plus shipping/handling)

$21.95 electronic copy (iPad/iPhone devices)

Combo Pack: $59.95

This guide 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.

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Special Education Resources

What Do I Do When… The Answer Book on Fiscal Compliance IN Special Education (Updated 2018)

Written by Tiffany Kesslar

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.

IDEA: New Expectations for Schools and Students 6th Ed. (2018)

Written by Tiffany Kesslar, Emily Fridman, and Monica Munin

Published by LRP Publishing

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.

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