Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in San Antonio

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February 21 and 22, 2019
Hotel Valencia (on the River Walk)
San Antonio, TX

Make sure that your Head Start or Early Head Start agency is keeping its eyes firmly on the money while understanding the program’s complex fiscal management requirements by attending the Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in the heart of San Antonio, Texas, on February 21-22, 2019.

Fiscal management is not only a focus area for the Office of Head Start but remains a challenging area for Head Start and Early Head Start agencies.  Common challenges include on-going changes to the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (as codified in HHS Part 75), the steady evolution of Federal audit requirements, annual updates to the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0, and lingering questions about the effect of the revised Performance Standards.  Adding to the pressure is the continued scrutiny of financial management policies, procedures, and practices by the Office of Head Start.  In short, programs need to keep their eyes on the money.  When you attend the Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in San Antonio on February 21 and 22, 2019, you will learn not only how your Head Start or Early Head Start agency can meet these challenges and withstand the Office of Head Start’s scrutiny but stay atop the fiscal management performance charts.

The curriculum has been updated and revised for the fifth installment of this annual Institute with an emphasis on recent changes and emerging issues in fiscal management for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in 2019.  During this exclusive, two-day training, you will learn about the key areas and requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity in detail, including:

  • Meeting fiscal management requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards and HHS Part 75 (the Uniform Grants Guidance);
  • Navigating fiscal monitoring under the latest version of the Aligned Monitoring System 2.0;
  • Establishing an adequate fiscal management system;
  • Maintaining sufficient documentation (recordkeeping) to support effective fiscal management;
  • Implementing meaningful internal controls;
  • Understanding and following rules for direct and indirect costs;
  • Following Head Start rules and guidelines for program income and fundraising;
  • Satisfying Head Start match requirements (including requirements related to in-kind contributions);
  • Implementing a compliant procurement system;
  • Understanding recent fiscal management guidance;
  • Ensuring sound fiscal management to avoid questioned costs and disallowances;
  • Preparing for Single Audit Act (Subpart F) audits; and,
  • Understanding how to identify and avoid common fiscal integrity issues.

The Institute will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the key knowledge needed to make sound financial management decisions and remain in compliance with Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity rules.  You will also have ample opportunities to ask your individual questions about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management during the Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in San Antonio on February 21 and 22, 2019.

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