BruMan Virtual Spring Forum 2022 - Planning for Uninterrupted Crises

May 2-5. 2022

About This Forum

The Spring Forum 2022 will cater to the most pressing matters in federal grants management. We will feature panels comprised of state, local and postsecondary administrators to learn how they are dealing with these uninterrupted crises in effectively managing their federal stimulus funds and regular grants. The BRUMAN team will lead sessions covering legislative developments on the Hill, likely funding scenarios for the program year beginning July 1, 2022 including the proposal to double funding for Title I of ESEA, timeliness of spending federal funds under the Tydings Amendment, avoiding the lapsing or late liquidation of funds, preparing for and defending audits, developing compliant internal controls, blending and braiding of funds, as well as addressing staff shortages in the long and short term.

Monday, May 2, 2022

CONCURRENT PRE-SESSIONS
12 pm - 2:30 pm

PRE-SESSION 1
Advanced EDGAR Topics For Experienced Administrators
Presented by Michael Brustein, Bonnie Graham, and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit

This pre-session will provide a more detailed review of the more advanced concepts under the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) as well as review proposed changes to EDGAR Parts 75 and 76.

PRE-SESSION 2
An Introduction to EDGAR and Recent Updates
Presented by Steven Spillan, Tiffany Kesslar, and Madelaine Cleghorn, Brustein & Manasevit

This pre-session will provide an overview of the requirements under EDGAR as well as updates and proposed changes to EDGAR Parts 75 and 76.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
Welcome
Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit

12:05 pm – 1:00 pm
2 CFR Recent Updates and OMB Initiatives
Rhea Hubbard and Alyssa Cogen, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget

1:00pm – 2:00 pm
Legislative Updates
Julia Martin and Kelly Christiansen, Brustein & Manasevit

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Transition/ Stretch Break

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Identifying Heightened Risk Among Eligible Recipients
Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Transition/ Stretch Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Procurement During Uninterrupted Crises
Michael Brustein and Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit; Tami Pierson, California Department of Education; and Dean Zajic, Kansas State Department of Education

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Attorney Q&A Panel
Brustein & Manasevit

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
Welcome Back
Steve Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit

12:05 pm – 1:00 pm
Panel on Preventing Lapsing Funds: State/Local Oversight and Initiatives
Panelists: Divya Brown, District of Columbia Public Schools; James Jones, Broward College; Susan McCrone, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Moderator: Steve Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Transition/ Stretch Break

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - GROUP 1

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
1a: Ensuring Compliant Policies and Procedures
Steve Spillan, Andy Ball and Mónica Pascual, Brustein & Manasevit

or

1b: MOE, MEQ, What?
Julia Martin and Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Transition/ Stretch Break

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - GROUP 2

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
2a: Blending, Braiding and NOT Supplanting
Bonnie Graham, Jennifer Mauskapf, and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit

or

2b: Perkins Fiscal Issues
Andrew Johnson and Adam Flynn-Tabloff, U.S. Department of Education, Michael Brustein and Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit

Thursday, May 5, 2022

12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
Welcome Back
Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit

12:05 pm – 1:00 pm
ESSER and HEERF Auditing – Recent Findings
Keith Cummings, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Timeliness of Spending (Tydings, Lapsing, liquidations, etc.)
Bonnie Graham and Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Transition/ Stretch Break

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Audit Defenses and CAROI Strategies
Tiffany Kesslar and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Addressing Staff Shortages in the Long/Short Term
Julia Martin, Brustein & Manasevit

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Attorney Q&A Panel
Brustein & Manasevit
Sessions in this Forum
  • Pre-Session 1 - Advanced EDGAR Topics For Experienced Administrators
    This pre-session will provide a more detailed review of the more advanced con...
  • Pre-Session 2 - An Introduction to EDGAR and Recent Updates
    This pre-session will provide an overview of the requirements under EDGAR as ...
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    Spring Forum 2022 Day 1 Sessions
  • BruMan Virtual Spring Forum 2022 - May 4, 2022 General Sessions
  • Spring Forum 2022 Concurrent Breakout Session 1a - Ensuring Compliant Policies and Procedures
  • Spring Forum 2022 Concurrent Breakout Session 1b: MOE, MEQ, What?
  • Spring Forum 2022 Concurrent Breakout Session 2a: Blending, Braiding and NOT Supplanting
  • Spring Forum 2022 Concurrent Breakout Session 2b: Perkins Fiscal Issues
  • BruMan Virtual Spring Forum 2022 - Day 3
    Day 3 of the Spring Forum 2022

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