Virtual Training

EDGAR for Advanced Administrators

4 Part Training Series

Attendees have the option to register for the entire 4 part series or an individual webinar! See below for details!

July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

This virtual training will review audit findings from prior disaster relief audits and discuss applicability to current COVID-19 allowability issues and concerns. The session will discuss how best to document and address OMB’s COVID flexibilities approved by ED to avoid audit findings and provide best practices as to how States, districts and IHEs can implement internal controls to assure allowability while reducing the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse of current federal funds.

July 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of maintaining student privacy policies and procedures that address the requirements and best practices for protecting student privacy while working from home, in a typical office setting, or while offering online educational services.

This virtual training will discuss how to maintain student privacy when staff are working from home and when staff participate in a “bring your own device” program. Additionally, this training will cover parents’ right to access records and complying with those requests when schools are closed, and the use of electronic consent.

This virtual training will also cover issues in offering online education, including the definition of personally identifiable information, the definition and disclosure of directory information, the use of the FERPA school official exception in providing online educational services, the use of video or other forms of online instruction, and the application of the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and terms of service for online services.

July 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

The Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) has now been in effect for five years. One of the major reforms instituted by these federal regulations is in the arena of subrecipient monitoring. Prior to the issuance of the UGG, most pass-throughs satisfied the statutory requirement for monitoring by random or geographic selection criteria, and conducted invasive and exhausting on-site reviews. The UGG changed that with the requirement to base monitoring on risk factors. In addition, the UGG permits technical assistance and training to satisfy the monitoring requirement. Pass-through agency staff have been gravitating towards desk-level and virtual monitoring, and even more so now in light of COVID-19. This training will discuss in detail the legal parameters of the UGG monitoring and enforcement requirements. We will profile the recent guidance from ED’s OCFO on the pass-through review of single audits, and the requirements for management decisions. We will share best practices from states. Whether you work for the pass-through or the subrecipient, you need to understand these expanding requirements.

August 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

Can grantees charge indirect costs to CARES Act funding? If so, what rate should be used? How do funding shortfalls, stimulus money and school closures impact indirect cost recovery? How do agencies charge terminal leave, mass severance and other benefits to grants? In this session, we will provide straight-forward answers to your questions on cost allocation, indirect cost rates, and more!


Only $875.00 for the entire 4 part series! This includes both attendance at the Live Virtual Training and access for the registered attendee to the Online Recording.


Groups of 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 webinar 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

CPE Information


Attendees can receive up to 6 CPE Credits (1.5 CPE credits per training) awarded upon completion of the virtual trainings (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 up to 6 CPE credits (1.5 CPE credits per training) for watching the recorded virtual trainings! 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 December 31, 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: