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Head Start ERSEA Institute in Charleston

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May 23 and 24, 2017
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina

Effective strategies for Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance have long been at the heart of any successful Head Start or Early Head Start program.  Staff, management, the governing body, and the Policy Council should all understand key ERSEA requirements under the new Head Start Program Performance Standards.  By attending our exclusive, two-day training institute in Charleston on May 23 and 24, you will learn the keys to ERSEA success.

Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (commonly called “ERSEA”) are among the keys to a successful Head Start or Early Head Start program.  However, ERSEA requirements have been undergoing changes, starting even before the recent implementation of the most significant revisions to the Head Start Program Performance Standards in over 20 years.  Under the new Head Start Program Performance Standards, the ERSEA standards are at the heart of program operations.  Furthermore, the Office of Head Start continues to require full enrollment while, under the revised Performance Standards, encouraging agencies to provide more enrollment opportunities and services to vulnerable populations.  Additional changes have been made to all areas of ERSEA.  By attending the Head Start ERSEA Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 23 and 24, 2017, you will learn the new ERSEA rules and ensure that you possess the keys to success for your Head Start or Early Head Start program.

During the two full days of this special Institute, you will explore Head Start and Early Head Start Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance topics in detail, including:

  • Eligibility rules for Head Start and Early Head Start (including Migrant and Seasonal programs) under the Head Start Act and the new Head Start Program Performance Standards;
  • Services to homeless children and other vulnerable populations;
  • Enhanced eligibility verification requirements under the new Performance Standards;
  • Relationship between ERSEA and planning;
  • Recordkeeping and privacy rules under the revised Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Transitions between Early Head Start and Head Start as well as school;
  • Services to pregnant women;
  • Effective recruitment strategies for Head Start and Early Head Start;
  • Reserving enrollment opportunities;
  • Attendance requirements under the revised Performance Standards;
  • Suspension and expulsion rules for Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
  • Changes to requirements for filling vacancies under the new Performance Standards;
  • General approach to ERSEA under the new Head Start Program Performance Standards; and,
  • Common ERSEA issues and how to avoid problems related to ERSEA.

The Head Start ERSEA Institute in Charleston will discuss these topics and other critical information about Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance requirements and best practices to help ensure the success of your Head Start or Early Head Start program operations.  You will also have multiple opportunities to ask and get answers to your individual questions about ERSEA throughout both days of the Institute.

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Western Grants Forum: Super Circular Training and Grants Management Update in Seattle

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April 11 and 12, 2017
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA

Are you prepared for the latest challenges in Federal grants management as we enter a new year with a new administration?  Attend the Western Grants Forum: Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update in Seattle, on April 11 and 12, 2017, to make sure that you are not only up-to-date on the OMB Uniform Grants Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) and grants requirements but also well-prepared for likely changes in 2017 and beyond.

Are you prepared for the challenges facing Federal grant recipients, subrecipients, and pass-through entities, as we enter 2017 and a new administration? Grants management requirements and the OMB Super Circular continue to evolve, and more changes are expected this year with a new administration taking office.  In this environment, staying in compliance with grants requirements means staying abreast of recent Super Circular and other grants management developments as well as the latest legal, accounting, legislative, and Federal policy developments.  By attending the Western Grants Forum: Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update, you will receive the most up-to-date information about the Super Circular and Federal grants management standards, including recent and proposed changes to grants requirements and initiates from the new administration affecting Federal grants and grantees.

At the Western Grants Forum in Seattle, you will learn about grants management challenges related to the change in administrations and about the Super Circular’s major requirements, amendments to the Uniform Guidance, and other important developments affecting Federal grants management.  This training has been designed to benefit both new and experienced members of the Federal grants community.  During the conference, you will explore the following topics and more:

  • Impact of the new administration on Federal grants policies and practices;
  • Major administrative requirements under the Super Circular;
  • The unified cost principles and the challenges in implementing them;
  • Key areas of emphasis for awarding agencies in implementing the OMB Super Circular and how these affect grantee and subgrantee compliance;
  • Recent court and administrative decisions as well as legislative developments and how these will affect grants management in 2017;
  • Procurement standards and property management requirements under the Super Circular;
  • FAPIIS and related risk management efforts under the Super Circular relative to the award and management of grants and subgrants;
  • Differences between the prior time and effort reporting requirements and the standards under the OMB Super Circular;
  • Changes to Single Audit Act audits and the audit reporting and resolution process under Subpart F of the Super Circular;
  • Revisions to the most recent Single Audit Act Compliance Supplement; and,
  • When the government can terminate a grant or take other enforcement action and what recipients can do to keep their funding.

In addition to receiving this detailed information about Federal grants management requirements to help ensure that your organization is in compliance with the current rules, you will also have ample opportunities over both days of the Western Grants Forum: Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update to ask and get answers to your individual questions.  Join us in Seattle on April 11 and 12, 2017, for this timely training opportunity.

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OMB Super Circular Training in Boston Area

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March 28 and 29, 2017
Boston Marriott Quincy
Quincy, MA (Boston Area)

A new year and a new administration mean changes for Federal grants management.  Attend the OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update in the Boston area, on March 28 and 29, 2017, to ensure that you not only understand the fundamentals but are also up-to-date on the latest developments affecting grants management.

Grants management and the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (better known as the OMB Super Circular) continue to evolve.  More changes are expected in 2017 as a new administration takes office.  This updated, two-day training covers both the fundamentals as well as recent developments that you need to know to stay in compliance with grants requirements.  The training will cover the major requirements of the Super Circular for those new to grants management or wanting a refresher but goes beyond the fundamentals to explain recent changes and related legislative, legal, accounting, and policy developments for both new and experienced grants professionals.  By attending the OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update 2017, you will learn not just about the major requirements and recent changes in the Super Circular but also about current developments in grants management and how these developments will affect grant-funded organizations in 2017.

During this special two-day Boston-area conference, you will learn about the Super Circular’s key requirements and recent changes, challenges in implementing the Uniform Guidance, and related developments in Federal grants management for 2017 and beyond.  The topics that you will explore include the following:

  • Key requirements under the Super Circular (Uniform Grants Guidance) and amendments;
  • Impact of recent court and administrative decisions on Federal grants management;
  • Recent legislation addressing issues in grants management;
  • Administrative requirements under the Super Circular and challenges in implementation;
  • Procurement and property management standards under the Super Circular, changes affecting procurement standards, and common problems in implementing the new standards;
  • Requirements of the Federal Awardee Performance Integrity and Information System (FAPIIS);
  • Requirements for risk management in the award and management of grants and subgrants;
  • Unified cost principles under the Super Circular and issues encountered in navigating the new cost principles;
  • Time and effort documentation;
  • Single Audit Act (Subpart F) audits, reporting, and resolution under the Uniform Guidance; and,
  • Revisions to the Annual Audit Compliance Supplement.

In addition to discussing these and other important grants management topics, the OMB Super Circular Training and Grants Management Update 2017 will discuss the future of the Uniform Grants Guidance and the direction of grants management under the new administration.  Throughout both days of the conference, you will also have multiple opportunities get answers to your Super Circular and grants management questions.

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OMB Super Circular Training in Phoenix Area

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December 6 and 7, 2016
Embassy Suites Phoenix Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ (Phoenix Area)

The OMB Uniform Grants Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) will soon turn two and, like most two-year-olds, continues to grow and change.  Make sure that you know the key requirements under the OMB Super Circular and stay up-to-date on the latest developments and changes affecting Federal grants management by attending our 2-day Federal Grants Symposium: OMB Super Circular Training and Grants Management Update in Scottsdale (the greater Phoenix area).

Effectively managing grants requires having the right knowledge.  Grants management rules continue to evolve both under the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (more commonly referred to as the Super Circular) and in general.  Since the Super Circular was issued in 2014, the OMB has made amendments (with the latest taking effect earlier this year); significant challenges in implementing the Uniform Grants Guidance have been found; new audit requirements have taken effect (with accompanying changes to the guidance in the Audit Compliance Supplement); and legal and legislative actions have continued to affect grants management.  Staying in compliance with grants requirements means having a solid understanding of the fundamentals under the Super Circular and keeping up-to-date with these and other recent developments. 

Attending this special, two-day event in Scottsdale will help you stay current and compliant while learning about the Super Circular’s key requirements as well as recent changes and related grants management developments.  The conference will cover not just recent developments but will also review the key rules governing grants management under the Super Circular, including administrative requirements, cost principles, procurement and property management, and audit standards.  The Federal Grants Symposium: OMB Super Circular Training and Grants Management Update will benefit both experienced grants professionals and those new to the world of Federal grants and will offer important information for all types of grant-funded organizations (grantees, subrecipients, and pass-throughs).

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More Dates Added: OMB Super Circular Training in New Orleans

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Additional Dates!
October 25 and 26, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Our last conference sold out early, so we added more dates.  Don’t miss this chance to learn the key requirements under the OMB Super Circular and stay up-to-date on the latest developments and changes affecting Federal grants management at our 2-day conference in New Orleans.

The requirements for managing grants both under the OMB’s Uniform Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) and in general continue to grow and evolve.  The Super Circular has imposed new requirements and changed numerous pre-existing rules, including administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards.  In addition,  funding sources have enacted their own regulations to implement the Super Circular, but the implementing regulations are not uniform, and the OMB continues to amend the Super Circular, including new changes taking effect for 2016.  To effectively manage Federal grants in today’s environment, you need to know the key requirements of the Super Circular as well as the latest changes to the Guidance and related developments in grants management. By attending the OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Update 2016 in New Orleans, you will not only learn about the major requirements under the Super Circular and the challenges in implementing these rules but will also stay up-to-date with the evolving world of the Uniform Guidance and grants management.

 The training will cover the major requirements of the Super Circular for those new to grants management or wanting a refresher, but the conference goes beyond the fundamentals to explain recent changes and related developments for both new and experienced grants professionals. 

During this special, 2-day event, you will learn about the Super Circular’s requirements, implementation issues, recent changes to the Super Circular, and related developments in grants management, including:

  • Amendments to the Super Circular (Uniform Guidance) taking effect in 2016;
  • Administrative requirements under the Super Circular and challenges in implementation;
  • Procurement and property management standards under the Super Circular, recent changes affecting procurement standards, and common problems in implementing the new standards;
  • Unified cost principles under the Super Circular and issues encountered in navigating the new cost principles related to direct and indirect costs,
  • Requirements of the Federal Awardee Performance Integrity and Information System (FAPIIS);
  • Requirements for risk management in the award and management of grants and subgrants;
  • Time and effort reporting requirements (including the impact of the new FLSA overtime rules) under the Super Circular;
  • Impact of recent court and administrative decisions on Federal grants management;
  • New legislation addressing issues in grants management and closeouts;
  • Consequences (legal and administrative) of fraud, abuse, and other violations of grants management requirements under the Super Circular;
  • Changes under the Super Circular affecting the making, documenting, and managing of subawards (subgrants);
  • New emphasis on internal controls and new certification and fiscal management requirements under the Super Circular;
  • Changes to Single Audit Act (formerly Circular A-133) requirements related to audits, reporting, and resolution under Subpart F of the Uniform Guidance (Super Circular);
  • New revisions to the Annual Audit Compliance Supplement for 2016; and,
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Super Circular and its implementation.

In addition to receiving the detailed information needed to understand the Super Circular and make sure that your organization is in compliance with grant rules in 2016, you will also have ample opportunities over both days to ask and get answers to your individual questions about the OMB Super Circular.

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