Month: September 2014

Head Start Health, Safety, and Facilities Institute

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December 4 and 5, 2014
Rosen Plaza Hotel
Orlando, FL
Exclusive, Two-Day Head Start Health and Safety Training Institute

Not only have health and safety issues been the leading causes of deficiencies for Head Start and Early Head Start programs over the last several years, the emphasis by the Office of Head Start on these health, safety, and facilities issues seems to be growing with the transition to five-year grants and the introduction of the new, aligned monitoring system.  This special, two-day institute looks at the areas most likely to give rise to problems and explains what Head Start and Early Head Start agencies can do to avoid health and safety issues.  Because non-safety facilities-related issues have been another frequent source of findings and questioned costs, the institute will also tackle the toughest facilities issues faced by programs.  The Head Start Health, Safety, and Facilities Institute will help your Head Start or Early Head Start program stay safe and out of the recompetition pool.

Over the course of two days, the conference will explore Head Start and Early Head Start health, safety, and facilities issues in detail, including:

  • Critical health and safety issues resulting in deficiencies and recompetition;
  • Discussions of real world examples, the consequences, and how issues could have been handled;
  • Providing safe environments for classroom based Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
  • Ensuring playground safety;
  • Health and safety issues for other program options;
  • Health and safety monitoring under the new aligned monitoring framework;
  • The relationship between health and safety and CLASS;
  • Health and safety issues outside the facilities context (including child supervision and appropriate discipline);
  • Fulfilling safe transportation requirements;
  • Important non-safety facilities issues (including leases with related parties and payment of acquisition costs using Head Start funds);
  • Application of the Davis-Bacon Act to Head Start and Early Head Start facilities; and,
  • Responding to health, safety, and facilities issues.

The institute will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the critical information needed to ensure the health and safety of their Head Start and Early Head Start children, families, and staff, as well as to ensure compliance with other facilities-related requirements.  There will also be extensive opportunities for attendees to ask questions about Head Start and Early Head Start health, safety, and facilities issues.

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OMB Super Circular Fundamentals in Orlando

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Sponsored by the Florida Association for Community Action
Full-Day Conference

 

December 2, 2014
Rosen Plaza Hotel
Orlando, FL

The Office of Management and Budget has released the new uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for Federal grants, and the various Federal grant awarding agencies currently are working to implement the new guidance by the December deadline.  The guidance, commonly called the “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular,” provides a new framework for managing Federal grants and subgrants. All non-Federal entities (pass-throughs, grantees and subrecipients) need to understand the Super Circular’s framework and will need to make conforming changes to their own policies and procedures to remain in compliance with Federal requirements.  This one-day workshop will explain in detail what the Super Circular means for Federal grantees and subgrantees. The workshop will discuss the major changes to administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements, as well as major deadlines and what grantees and subgrantees need to do in response to these changes.

Over the course of the day, the workshop will explore the new Super Circular (Omnicircular) in detail, including:

  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance and the reasons behind the changes;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards under the Super Circular (including the new procurement and property management standards and changes to records retention requirements, closeouts and later adjustments, and funding source remedies);
  • Revisions to the cost principles (including changes to indirect costs and personnel costs);
  • Changes to the audit requirements under the OMB’s new Super Circular (Omnicircular);
  • The compliance deadlines and other key dates under the Super Circular (Omnicircular);
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Super Circular (Omnicircular).

This workshop will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the information needed not only to understand the new OMB Super Circular’s requirements but also the information necessary to make changes to their internal policies and procedures to remain in compliance with grant requirements.

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OMB Super Circular Fundamentals in Atlanta

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November 10, 2014 (Monday)
Georgia State Bar Conference Center
104 Marietta Street, NW (Third Floor)
Atlanta, GA 30303
Full-Day Conference

The Office of Management and Budget has released the new uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for Federal grants, and the various Federal grant awarding agencies currently are working to implement the new guidance by the December deadline.  The guidance, commonly called the “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular,” provides a new framework for managing Federal grants and subgrants. All non-Federal entities (pass-throughs, grantees and subrecipients) need to understand the Super Circular’s framework and will need to make conforming changes to their own policies and procedures to remain in compliance with Federal requirements.  This one-day workshop will explain in detail what the Super Circular means for Federal grantees and subgrantees. The workshop will discuss the major changes to administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements, as well as major deadlines and what grantees and subgrantees need to do in response to these changes.

Over the course of the day, the workshop will explore the new Super Circular (Omnicircular) in detail, including:

  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance and the reasons behind the changes;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards under the Super Circular (including the new procurement and property management standards and changes to records retention requirements, closeouts and later adjustments, and funding source remedies);
  • Revisions to the cost principles (including changes to indirect costs and personnel costs);
  • Changes to the audit requirements under the OMB’s new Super Circular (Omnicircular);
  • The compliance deadlines and other key dates under the Super Circular (Omnicircular);
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Super Circular (Omnicircular).

This workshop will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the information needed not only to understand the new OMB Super Circular’s requirements but also the information necessary to make changes to their internal policies and procedures to remain in compliance with grant requirements.

Learn More or REGISTER >