Head Start Smarts Webinar Series (August 2017)

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August 10, 2017 (Meeting Your Match: Cost-Sharing and Related Issues)
August 17, 2017 (Head Start Human Resources Fundamentals)
2:00 p.m. EDT – 1:00 p.m. CDT – 12:00 p.m. MDT – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Stay up-to-date on key Head Start requirements!

Register for the remaining entries in the “Head Start Smarts: Back to School Webinar Series” on August 10 and 17, 2017, to make sure that your agency starts the new program year in compliance with current Head Start and Early Head Start requirements.

Our “Head Start Smart: Back to School Webinar Series” will continue in August with two, additional 90-minute webinars.  On August 10, 2017, join us for “Meeting Your Match: Cost-Sharing and Related Issues,” to learn about the Head Start match requirement, what does and does not count as match, and common issues faced in trying to meet cost-sharing requirements, in addition to issues concerning program income and fundraising.  The series will conclude on August 17, 2017, with “Head Start Human Resources Fundamentals,” during which you will learn about changes to key components of human resources management from basic staff qualifications and background checks to standards of conduct and required training and staff development.

By registering for these 90-minute webinars, in addition to receiving the latest information about these important Head Start and Early Head Start standards, you will have the opportunity (during each webinar) to ask individual questions about program requirements.


Fundamentals of Head Start and Early Head Start Eligibility

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April 24, 2014 (Thursday)
2:00 P.M. EDT  /  1:00 P.M. CDT  /  12:00 P.M. MDT   /  11:00 A.M. PDT
2-Hour Live Webinar

Understanding and knowing how to apply the rules for eligibility are essential for every Head Start and Early Head Start program.  Ever since the Government Accountability Office reported the findings of its undercover investigation of Head Start eligibility and enrollment practices, compliance with ERSEA standards has taken on increased importance.  With the start of recompetition, compliance with eligibility standards has become even more important.

The Office of Head Start has increased monitoring of eligibility determinations and has released proposed revisions to the Head Start regulations to codify Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility requirements and to provide new rules for determining, verifying, and documenting eligibility for Head Start and Early Head Start.  These proposed new rules build on Program Instruction ACF-PI-HS-10-02, which addresses income eligibility for enrollment and reminds Head Start and Early Head Start programs that they “should provide annual training to employees responsible for determining and verifying income eligibility.”  This updated 2-hour webinar will explain the essential eligibility rules that all Head Start and Early Head Start agencies must know to ensure compliance with the program’s complex eligibility requirements and to avoid the consequences of violating the eligibility standards.

Participants will not only learn the rules for Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility but will have the opportunity to ask questions about eligibility requirements during the webinar.

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Avoiding Head Start Red Flags

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March 27, April 3, and April 17, 2014
2:00 P.M. EDT  /  1:00 P.M. CDT  /  12:00 P.M. MDT   /  11:00 A.M. PDT
3-Part Live Webinar Series (2-Hours Each)

Head Start and Early Head Start programs face the challenge of complying with complex requirements from the Head Start Act, the Head Start Performance Standards, and overarching grant management rules, while under increased scrutiny and heightened expectations from the Office of Head Start.  The 3-part webinar series “Avoiding Head Start Red Flags” will help Head Start and Early Head Start agencies spot key compliance issues or “red flags,” stay compliant with program requirements, meet the expectations of the Office of Head Start, and avoid findings and recompetition.  Each 2-hour webinar covers a different set of important “red flag” issues.  Register for individual webinars or receive a discount when registering for the entire 3-part series.


Avoiding Head Start Recompetition
March 27, 2014

Avoiding Head Start Fiscal Red Flags
April 3, 2014

Avoiding Head Start Human Resources Red Flags
April 17, 2014

Registration is available for the entire series at a discounted price as well as for the individual webinars.

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Understanding the New OMB Super Circular

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March 20, 2014 (Thursday)
2:00 P.M. EDT  /  1:00 P.M. CDT  /  12:00 P.M. MDT   /  11:00 A.M. PDT
2-Hour Live Webinar

In late December, the Office of Management and Budget released its much-anticipated uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for federal grants.  The “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular” provides a new framework for managing federal grants and subgrants.  This all-new, two-hour webinar will explain the key changes and key compliance deadlines and what the “Super Circular” means for federal grant recipients and subrecipients.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards (including the new procurement standards);
  • Revisions to the cost principles, including changes related to personnel costs;
  • Changes to audit requirements under the OMB’s new guidance; and,
  • Compliance deadlines and key dates under the Super Circular.

Participants in this webinar will come away with an understanding of the major changes in the new OMB Super Circular and how those changes may affect their organizations as federal grantees and subgrantees.

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