March 8 and 9, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Campbell Centre
Learn about recent changes affecting Head Start and Early Head Start health and safety requirements and how to avoid common compliance problems and implement a high-quality program that meets health, safety, facilities, and transportation standards during this special, two-day Institute in Dallas, Texas, on March 8 and 9, 2018.
Are health and safety top priorities for your Head Start or Early Head Start agency? For years, health, safety, transportation, and facilities-related issues have been among the most common reasons for deficiencies and serious findings for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and the Office of Head Start has placed a special emphasis on these common, problem areas. That focus has not changed under the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards or the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 (which has been introduced for the 2018 Fiscal Year). When you attend the Fourth Annual Head Start Health & Safety Institute in Dallas on March 8 and 9, 2018, you will learn not just about the rules that programs must follow under the revised Performance Standards and the Head Start Act, but also how to implement best practices and respond to recent developments affecting health, safety, facilities, and transportation requirements, all while avoiding common deficiencies and other compliance problems.
The curriculum for the Fourth Annual Health & Safety Institute has been updated and revised for 2018 to incorporate recent changes ranging from the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 to updated facilities guidance. During the Institute’s two full days, you will learn about Head Start and Early Head Start health and safety issues in detail, including:
- Meeting health and safety requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Act;
- Preparing for the impact of the revised, Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 framework;
- Avoiding common but critical environmental health and safety issues;
- Implementing health services (including health status, nutrition, and mental health);
- Applying health and safety requirements to different program options (including center-based, home-based, and family child care);
- Responding to facilities-related issues and satisfying facilities rules under the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards;
- Integrating Caring for Our Children Basic and related best practices;
- Implementing active supervision;
- Complying with Life Safety Code requirements;
- Meeting requirements for child supervision and appropriate discipline;
- Understanding environmental health and safety issues for non-center-based program options;
- Implementing the revised transportation standards under the Performance Standards and best practices for safely transporting Head Start and Early Head Start children;
- Identifying and mitigating risks related to health, safety, and transportation;
- Implementing an effective ongoing monitoring system; and,
- Addressing consequences of noncompliance and successfully responding to health and safety issues.
In addition to discussing these key health and safety topics and more, you will also have multiple opportunities over both days of the Institute to ask and get answers to your individual questions about Head Start and Early Head Start health, safety, transportation, and facilities requirements. Help your Head Start or Early Head Start program comply with critical health, safety, transportation, and facilities-related requirements, by attending this unique Institute in Dallas on March 8 and 9, 2018.
July 20 and 21, 2017
Dallas Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria
Dallas, TX (Hotel deadline is July 5!)
Intensive, Two-Day OMB Super Circular Training Opportunity
Attend “Managing Grants under the OMB Super Circular” in Dallas, Texas, on July 20 and 21, 2017, to learn about the latest developments affecting grants management and how to manage grants effectively under the Uniform Grants Guidance (a/k/a the Super Circular) while avoiding common compliance issues.
The requirements of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (more commonly called the “Super Circular”) create challenges throughout the entire grant life cycle, and these challenges continue to evolve along with the Super Circular. Effectively managing your grants requires not just knowledge of the Super Circular but also an understanding of how the Super Circular’s rules affect each phase of the grant life cycle. This special, two-day training in Dallas will explain for you the Super Circular’s key requirements at each point in the grant life cycle from beginning to end. In addition, the training will go beyond the basics to address common problems encountered by grantees and how to avoid them as well as the effects of recent legislative, policy, and legal developments on grants management practices. Regardless of whether your organization is a direct grantee, pass-through entity, or subrecipient, you must know and follow the latest rules and requirements under the Super Circular to remain in compliance with funding source expectations, avoid enforcement actions (including termination of your grant funding), and enjoy a healthy grant life cycle. By attending the Super Circular training in Dallas on July 20 and 21, you will learn how to navigate the Uniform Grants Guidance to better manage your grants and avoid costly compliance problems.
This special two-day training will explain the Super Circular’s key requirements throughout the grant life cycle, from the pre-award phase to performance to close outs and audits, plus everything in between. The topics that you will explore include the following:
- Major rules that you must follow under the Uniform Grants Guidance (Super Circular);
- Administrative requirements under the Super Circular, including:
- Fiscal management requirements;
- Internal control standards;
- Payment requirements;
- Property management standards;
- Revised record retention requirements; and,
- Changes to funding source remedies;
- Procurement requirements and challenges in implementation;
- Requirements for making and managing subawards;
- Unified cost principles under the Super Circular, including:
- Direct costs;
- Indirect costs;
- De minimis indirect cost rate; and
- Specific items of cost;
- Time and effort reporting requirements;
- Requirements of the Federal Awardee Performance Integrity and Information System (FAPIIS);
- Funding source remedies and enforcement actions;
- Closing out grants and recent developments affecting the close out process;
- Single Audit Act (Subpart F) audits, reporting, and resolution under the Uniform Guidance; and,
- Common compliance problems and how to avoid them.
The conference will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the information that you need to stay in compliance with grant requirements. You will also have ample opportunities during both days to ask and get answers to your Super Circular and grants management questions.