Administering ESSA Programs Under COVID-19
Interested in transferring ESSA Title IV, A funding back into Title IV now the the use of funds is even more flexible? Questions on how and whether you can repurpose grant-purchased equipment and supplies for general education activities? State and school districts have significant accountability when it comes to ensuring their ESSA funds are spent in an allowable manner. How can current flexibility be used in a way that remains compliant? In addition, new funding always brings higher risk. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes all allowable uses of funds under ESSA (as well as many other flexible options), ESSA FY18 funds are extended until 2021, and there are still FY 19 ESSA funds with FY20 funds coming in July. Each of these funding streams must be documented and expended on allowable costs. This virtual training will cover the current requirements and flexibilities offered by the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Education Department. The session will review documentation best practices and discuss how States and districts can implement internal controls to assure allowability and reducing the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse.
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
What Will You Learn?
- Understand updated guidance related to COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Management and Budget;
- Learn how to ensure charges to federal grants during school and office closures are allowable and meet related documentation requirements and flexibility;
- Appreciate how best to document allowable expenses in light of extraordinary circumstances; and
- Be provided information for internal controls that can reduce the risk of fraud, waste and abuse of federal funds.
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