Head Start Fiscal Management
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.
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.
February 23 and 24, 2017
The Tropicana, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada
Ensure that your Head Start or Early Head Start program is fiscally fit. Attend the Third Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 23 and 24, 2017, to make certain that your agency stays up-to-date on fiscal integrity requirements and remains in compliance with the revised fiscal management rules under the new Head Start Program Performance Standards to common fiscal integrity problems.
Sound fiscal management has always been critical to the success of every Head Start and Early Head Start program, but fiscal integrity has become even more important following the federal Office of Head Start’s recent implementation of the first new Head Start Program Performance Standards in over two decades. By attending this special, two-day Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute, you will not only learn about the new Performance Standards and how they affect fiscal management (including what has and has not changed), but you will also stay up-to-date on recent developments in grants management, law, policy, and accounting and auditing, that impact Head Start fiscal integrity. This yearly training event features a new curriculum for 2017 with an emphasis on current developments and how you and your Head Start or Early Head Start agency should respond to remain in compliance with the new program rules and other requirements. The Third Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute will also examine common fiscal management issues and how to address these problem areas.
The two-day conference in Las Vegas will help your Head Start or Early Head Start program maintain sound fiscal management practices under the revised Head Start Performance Standards. During this unique Institute, you will explore Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity issues in detail, including:
- The impact of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards on fiscal integrity;
- Fiscal management red flags and how your program can avoid these common problem areas;
- Recent changes to the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance and the HHS implementing regulations in Part 75;
- Ensuring cost allowability and avoiding disallowances;
- Meeting matching requirements and generating in-kind contributions;
- Proper management of program income and unrestricted funds (including fundraising issues);
- Fiscal integrity issues related to facilities and property management;
- The role of internal controls and risk management under the new Performance Standards and how to strengthen your agency’s internal controls;
- Transition from A-133 audits to the new Subpart F standards (including revisions to the latest version of the Audit Compliance Supplement); and,
- Effectively addressing fiscal integrity issues.
In addition to discussing these topics and more to provide you with critical information about fiscal integrity requirements to ensure that your program has a sound fiscal management system, there will be ample opportunities during both days of the Third Annual Head Start Fiscal Fitness Institute for you to get answers to your questions about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management.
March 19 and 20, 2015
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
Arlington, VA (Metro Washington, DC)
Exclusive, Two-Day Head Fiscal Management Training in the Washington, DC Area
Start the New Year with a resolution to ensure that your Head Start or Early Head Start program is fiscally fit. The Office of Head Start has long been concerned with fiscal management, and, as part of the transition to five-year grant cycles, OHS has placed special emphasis on sound fiscal management. Because of recent concerns over audit quality, OHS has been paying extra attention to fiscal management, and fiscal monitoring is still a key component of the new aligned monitoring system. The recent implementation of the OMB Super Circular for Head Start and Early Head Start programs has also brought additional attention to fiscal management. In short, strong fiscal management is more critical than ever for Head Start and Early Head Start. Programs that want to avoid findings, possible recompetition, and costly disallowances must ensure that they are and remain fiscally fit.
This special conference is dedicated to ensuring that Head Start and Early Head Start programs achieve and maintain fiscal fitness. Over the course of two days, the conference will explore Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management issues in detail, including:
- Common Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management findings;
- Fiscal monitoring under the new Head Start aligned monitoring system;
- Procurement and inventory management;
- Issues with match and program income;
- Changes to required internal control standards under COSO and the Green Book;
- Prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse, in Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
- Implementation of the new OMB Super Circular and the impact of the Super Circular on Head Start and Early Head Start;
- Audit oversight issues and Single Audit Act audits under the OMB Super Circular; and,
- Recent real-world examples of fiscal management issues and how they were (and should have been) addressed.
The institute will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the critical information about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management needed to get and stay fiscally fit. There will also be extensive opportunities for attendees to ask questions about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management issues.