Virtual Training

CARES Act Equitable Services

May 13, 2020

1:00 pm EST

Course Description:

ED released guidance outlining its interpretation of how states and districts must provide CARES Act equitable services. Notably, ED’s guidance requires the CARES Act equitable services set-aside to be calculated on total enrollments in public verse private schools, not taking poverty into account. This appears inconsistent with the Congressional language on the way equitable services should be provided and with how allocations to States and districts are calculated, so taking States and districts by surprise – and is likely to draw significant pushback. The guidance answers additional questions, such as what non-public schools are eligible for the funds, who may be served, which LEA is responsible for providing the equitable services, and how and when to begin the consultation process. This session will cover ED’s guidance and its impact on districts. We will also cover Congressional and district reactions to the guidance, and the general enforceability given the disclaimer that the contents “do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way.”


$245.00 for Live Virtual Training

$245.00 for Online Recording (available via internet)

$350.00 for both Live Virtual Training and Online Recording


10+ Attendees qualify for a 10% group discount. For assistance with group discounts, email us at


Cancellations must be submitted in writing to at least 48 hours prior to any virtual training to receive a full refund.


Payment can also be made with a check or purchase order. Payment and registration are separate processes. You must also register for the specific virtual training you wish to attend.

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:

  • Review the ESSA Section 1117 and Section 8501 equitable services requirements, including key differences;
  • Cover the CARES Act funding allocations and provision on equitable services and public control overfunding;
  • Discuss ED’s interpretation and recent guidance on how CARES Act equitable services must be provided “in the same manner as” Section 1117; and
  • Be provided recommendations for compliance and next steps in addressing ED’s guidance and providing equitable services under the CARES Act.

CPE Information


1.5 CPE Credits awarded upon completion of the virtual training (as verified through attendee participation checks throughout the webinar) and post-conference survey.*


Home (or home office), office, conference room, etc. per internet connection


75 minutes of presentation then time for questions (no longer than 90 minutes total)


NEW! Attendees can now receive 1.5 CPE credits for watching a recorded virtual training! In order to verify attendance, attendees must complete a certification form, which is confirmed by the Firm. In order to conduct our verification, the attendee requesting CPEs must be the registered attendee that purchased the recording. If you are interested in obtaining CPEs for this recording, please contact us at for more information.

NASBA has approved this flexibility through September 30, 2020.


Specialized Knowledge – Technical






Group-Internet Based, Group Live

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: