Aligned Monitoring System 2.0

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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Fourth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in New Orleans

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March 1 and 2, 2018
Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton, Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

Help your Head Start or Early Head Start agency implement and maintain sound fiscal management policies that will enhance the program while also preventing costly deficiencies and disallowances by attending this exclusive, two day Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 1 and 2, 2018.

A deep commitment to fiscal integrity is more important than ever to the success of every Head Start and Early Head Start agency.  Recent developments, including allegations of fiscal impropriety and implementation of the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 with its different approach to fiscal monitoring, mean that agencies must remain vigilant to ensure continued compliance with fiscal integrity requirements in 2018.  Aside from these developments, programs also still face challenges with the new Head Start Program Performance Standards as well as recent amendments to the OMB Uniform Grants Guidance (found in HHS Part 75) and updates to internal control and audit standards.  When you attend the Fourth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in New Orleans on March 1 and 2, 2018, you will not only learn how to effectively implement fiscal management requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start but also stay up-to-date on current developments affecting Head Start fiscal management, including the impact of the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0.

This annual training features a revised and updated curriculum for 2018 with an emphasis on hot topics and common problem areas to help programs stay ahead of the curve and in compliance with fiscal integrity standards and best practices.  During this special, two-day Institute, you will explore Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity issues in detail, including:

  • Identifying and avoiding common fiscal management problem areas;
  • Navigating fiscal integrity monitoring under the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0;
  • Implementing fiscal management requirements under the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards and HHS Part 75 (the Uniform Grants Guidance);
  • Maintaining an adequate fiscal management system;
  • Developing a compliant recordkeeping and retention system to support effective fiscal management;
  • Identifying and minimizing fraud, waste, and abuse;
  • Understanding and following rules for direct and indirect costs;
  • Complying with Head Start program income rules and fundraising guidance;
  • Meeting Head Start match requirements (including requirements related to in-kind contributions);
  • Understanding recent fiscal management guidance;
  • Documenting time and effort properly and related personnel cost issues;
  • Ensuring compliance with Head Start procurement standards and avoiding questions costs;
  • Implementing effective and sound internal controls;
  • Preparing for success under the Single Audit Act (Subpart F) and responding to issues; and,
  • Understanding and addressing the consequences of noncompliance with fiscal management requirements.

The Institute will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the critical information about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity requirements needed to ensure that your program has a sound fiscal management system and avoids problems.   There will also be extensive opportunities throughout both days of the Fourth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in New Orleans on March 1 and 2, 2018, for you to get answers to your individual questions about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management.

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