Virtual Training

Recent COVID-19 Guidance for ESSA: Waiver and Changes

April 27, 2020

1:00 pm EST

Presented by Julia Martin, Esq.

Course Description:

This webinar will review the educational stimulus provisions of the CARES Act (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), including the additional funding available for ESEA and other major programs through the U.S. Department of Education and State Governors, as well as new waivers mandated by Congress. This will include discussion of the potential uses of funds for that funding and cautions regarding fiscal requirements.

Attendees will learn about the discussion regarding providing the Secretary of Education with expanded waiver authority in areas like the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Perkins Act, ESEA, and others, and what the Secretary is likely to request – as well as what Congress may or may not approve.  Existing waiver authority under ESEA, new expedited waivers, and considerations like advocate concerns will also be covered.

Finally, this session will cover major guidance issued to date regarding COVID-19 and its impact on ESEA programs. 


$245.00 for Live Virtual Training

$245.00 for Online Recording (available via internet, NEW CPE credits may be awarded (see below for details))

$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:

  • Identify the major education stimulus provisions in the CARES Act and the allowable uses of funds.
  • Review conditions of CARES Act funding and related cautions.
  • Discuss existing waiver authority and expeditated waiver review under COVID-19 closures.
  • Discuss potential new waiver authority for Secretary as outlined in the CARES Act and advocate concerns/pushback.
  • Review major ED guidance regarding ESSA and COVID-19.

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: