The new Congress, in conjunction with the Trump Administration, the new Betsy DeVos team at the U.S. Education Department, and the budget cutters under Mike Mulvaney at OMB, will be the architects of a substantially changed federal education grants management universe. As this “New Federalism” unfolds over the next several months, will you be ready? We expect to see meaningful change by the time you receive the next round of federal dollars on July 1, 2017. Which sets of rules and guidance promulgated over the past six months will be rescinded? What will take its place? How will the authority from Washington devolve to the state, local, and postsecondary level? Which funding streams will be consolidated into block grants? What strings will be attached to these more “flexible” dollars? What is your comfort level with the Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) and the more recently updated policies on the UGG by the U.S. Education Department, such as time and effort certifications and indirect cost methodologies? And are you ready for all of the substantive changes to ESSA, AEFLA, and WIOA effective July 1, 2017? And with the likely adoption of Perkins V this spring, are you prepared for the new alignment of Perkins V with ESSA and WIOA?
The Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC’s Spring 2017 Forum at The Washington Hilton from May 10 to 12, 2017 will be the premier opportunity to equip you for what you need to know now, and going forward, under the “New Federalism.” We will feature two concurrent Pre-Session workshops on May 10; one will cover the changes under ESSA, and the other will be a thorough walk through of the administrative and cost requirements under the UGG. The agenda sets forth a wide array of forum sessions on legislative and funding activity, regulatory changes, and expected new initiatives. We will be hearing from officials at OMB, Department of Justice, the U.S. Education Department, and the Office of Inspector General.