The SEA’s Burden: GEER, ESSER, MEQ, Reporting, Approvals and Oversight
With huge new amounts of federal funding flowing to States and school districts under the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Fund (ESSER) and the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief Fund (GEER), States faced an enormous administrative burden. Though much of those funds are out the door to districts, the work of States is not over! This training will focus on reporting and oversight under the various stimulus bills, including fiscal requirements like Maintenance of Effort and Maintenance of Equity, how States should treat spending approvals, and what oversight to expect from the U.S. Department of Education and members of Congress.
Who Will Benefit?
This virtual training 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?
Attendees will learn:
- How to measure compliance with Maintenance of Effort and Maintenance of Equity requirements
- Requirements for reporting federal stimulus dollars
- Consequences for failure to meet fiscal and reporting requirements
- What we know so far about oversight from federal agencies and Congress, including examples from States and districts
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