Recent COVID-19 Guidance for ESSA: Waiver and Changes
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.
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?
- 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.
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