Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Brustein & Manasevit will present on the allowability of construction costs under the Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSER) funds available under the various recovery acts. The Pennsylvania Department of Education staff will then discuss their policies, procedures, and next steps around the state construction approval process. Generally, state educational agencies and school districts have not used their federal grant funds for construction either because it was not an allowable use of funds or the navigation of federal rules was too complex so non-federal funds were utilized. However, ESSER brought about significant funding and requests for construction, an allowable use under the ESSER Funds. This virtual training will discuss the allowability of construction costs authorized under ESSER and the requirements in the Uniform Guidance and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) as they relate to construction costs including, but not limited to, prior approval, contractual requirements, and more.
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 · 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Tiffany Kesslar
Madelaine Cleghorn