Virtual Training

IDEA, Part B Under COVID-19: Compliance Concerns for Closing out 2019-2020, CARES Act, and Compensatory Service

May 22, 2020

1:00 pm EST

Course Description:

The COVID-19 school closures have created unprecedented challenges for school systems, not the least among them the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities in accordance with IDEA. This virtual training will cover high priority IDEA compliance topics in terms of closing out the 2019-2020 school year during these challenging times and preparing for a successful return to brick and mortar operation, as well as, reviewing the impact of and potential flexibilities that may come from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on IDEA programming. The CARES Act provides new funding that includes all allowable uses of funds under IDEA (as well as many other flexible options) and provided the U.S. Secretary of Education with an opportunity to request the authority to waive requirements not otherwise waivable. CARES Act funds will be available as well as remaining FY 19 IDEA funds with FY20 funds coming in July. Will the FY 18 IDEA funds be extended until 2021 under GEPA as the ESSA funds have been? Each of these funding streams must be documented and expended on allowable costs.  The session will highlight topics such as allowability, extended school year, compensatory services, and maintenance of effort, among others.


$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:

  • Understand updated guidance related to COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Management and Budget;
  • Learn how to best serve students under IDEA during school closures and ensure costs are allowable and meet related documentation requirements and flexibility;
  • Appreciate how best to document allowable expenses in light of extraordinary circumstances; and
  • Be provided recommendations and best practices on how to address compliance issues including extended school year, compensatory services, and maintenance of effort.

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: