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Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) Grants Management Conference

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Location: 
2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
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Marriott Wardman Park
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Maryland Suite
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Conference Details

Schedule of Events

Speakers and Sessions

Conference Details

You will gain insight into grants management and learn program-specific updates affecting organizations across the District of Columbia. In addition, you will be able to engage a panel of experts and discover effective grant management strategies.

Participants are encouraged to arrive between 8am and 9am to register and gather materials. The first session will begin promptly at 9am. 

A continental breakfast is available during registration. Lunch will also be provided.

Organizational leaders and grant managers are welcome to attend. Please forward this announcement to those in your organization who manage and oversee federal grants.

There is limited parking at the hotel. Participants are encouraged to take public transportation. The conference location is less than one block from the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro.

For any questions, please contact Jessica V. Rodriguez at 202.741.5935 or jessica.rodriguez@dc.gov

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Schedule of Events

Time Room Session

8:00am- 9:00am 

Maryland A 

Breakfast and Registration

9:00am – 9:15am 

Maryland A

Opening Comments

9:15am – 9:30am 

Maryland A

Fall 2013 Policy Updates

9:30am- 10:30am 

Maryland A

Introduction to Grants Management and Evaluation

10:30am- 10:45am

 

Break

10:45am- 11:15am 

Maryland A

An Introduction to Working with the Government and to Upholding the Public’s Trust

11:15 am – 12:00 pm 

Maryland A

OSSE Grants 101

12:00am- 1:00pm 

Maryland A

A-133 Lunch Panel

1:00pm- 1:15pm

 

Break

1:15pm- 2:10pm 

Concurrent Session

Delaware A

Common Core and Early Learning Standards

1:15 pm – 2:10 pm

Concurrent Session

Delaware B

How To Write An Effective Grant Proposal

2:15pm – 3:15pm 

Maryland A 

Children Come First: Does Your Program Reflect This Fact?

3:15pm- 3:30pm 

Maryland A

Closing Remarks

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Speakers and Sessions

OSSE Leadership

Opening Comments

OSSE Policy Experts

Fall 2013 Policy Updates

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Bryan DeBusk

Chief Production Officer, Therand Group

Introduction to Grants Management and Evaluation

So you received notification that you won a grant— congratulations! Now what? Implementing your great ideas requires more than buying supplies or hiring people to get the work done. Whether this is your first grant or your one hundred and first, odds are that you will have questions on how to comply with the funder’s expectations for grant management.

  • In this session, participants will use real world examples to:
  • Learn how to read, understand, and respond to a grant award notification
  • Find, understand, and comply with general principles of grants management and compliance
  • Use resources designed to make grants management easier

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Thorn Pozen

Partner, Goldbatt Martin Pozen LLP

An Introduction to Working with the Government and to Upholding the Public’s Trust

For private companies and community based organizations, working with the government is different than working with other entities. This presentation is designed to introduce private organizations with local and federal grants or contracts with the District government to the concepts which make such work different and challenging. Those concepts include the need to always be upholding the public’s trust, gift restrictions, conflicts of interest, endorsements, among other issues.

This interactive presentation will give organizations an overview of the framework they need for successful and continued compliance with the government ethics rules and related statutes they and their government-employee colleagues will face in their work together.

OSSE Staff Panel

OSSE Grants 101

This panel will feature OSSE representatives from the Division of Early Learning, the Division of Wellness and Nutrition Services, the Division of Adult and Family Education, and the Office of Grants Management and Compliance. Participants will learn valuable information about the grant opportunities available to them through these different divisions and also how to apply for these funds.

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Bob Bloom

CPA, Raffa

 

A-133 Lunch Panel Lunch

This presentation will focus on the managers of early childhood centers that are about to (or have already) received federal funding, the responsibilities of managing federal funds received and the related audit requirements under the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133. 

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Brian McQuade

Partner, McQuade Brennan LLP

A-133 Lunch Panel Lunch

This presentation will help clarify the wonderful world of accounting, and explain the usefulness of implementing internal controls. Participants will also learn best practices for accounting and compliance, discover strategies to prevent fraud and errors in the books, and discuss procedures to make compliance and auditing less of a concern.

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Christopher Powell

Engagement Manager, F.S. Taylor & Associates, PC

A-133 Lunch Panel Lunch

This presentation will give participants insight into preparing for an A-133 audit, and how to avoid the common mistakes organizations make when administering federal programs.

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Lisa Gordon

Project Manager, ICF International

Common Core and Early Learning Standards

The primary purpose of the DC Common Core Early Learning Standards is to ensure that children in the District of Columbia have rich and robust early experiences that prepare them for success in school and for lifelong learning. This session will provide an overview of the components and structure of the DC CCELS and will explore how the standards support early care and education professionals in creating high-quality, standards- based programs for young children.

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Walter Lundy

Associate Director, Office of Grants Management and Compliance

How to Write Effective Grant Proposals

For those new to the field of grant writing, or those wanting

to improve their success rate, this session will develop each participant’s grant writing portfolio and provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of grant writing. Attendees
will learn, step by step, how to develop award winning grant proposals, as well as how to have 90% of the proposal done before they even begin. Topics include key components of a grant proposal, how to develop a good problem statement, setting measurable goals and objectives, important components of a program plan, linking the budget to the program plan, and using the data to prove worth. This session promises to motivate and inspire everyone to think “outside the box,” and develop winning proposals.

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Debra Byrd

Chief Executive/Owner, Debra L. Byrd and Associates

Children Come First: Does Your Program Reflect This Fact?

Participants will be challenged to honestly answer the question, “Does my program put children first?” After viewing a thirteen minute film, “Children Come First” —available from Community Playthings— the group will reflect on how their program relates to the programs seen in the film, analyzing the values the program holds dear. The speaker will focus on the actions of children in care and the adults involved in their lives. The outcome will be deciding what to change to ensure that children have higher quality play, and learning, experiences while in their care.

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Unique Morris

Deputy Director, Office of Grants Management and Compliance

Closing Remarks

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OSSE Policy Experts

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RaeShawn Crosson-Settles

Interim Assistant Superintendent, Division of Early Learning & Chief Operating Officer

RaeShawn Crosson-Settles is the Chief Operating Officer for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). She brings extensive management experience to the OSSE with professional expertise in strategic planning, training, investigation, change management, budget preparation, compensation and pay parity analysis, technology utilization, and facilities management. Mrs. Crosson-Settles additionally worked in organizational development and learning and change management roles with New York University Medical Center and with Jason’s Consultants, LLC.

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Iris Bond-Gill

Acting Assistant Superintendent, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education

Iris Bond-Gill currently serves as the Acting Assistant Superintendent of Elementary and Secondary Education where she oversees Race to the Top, Teaching and Learning, and Charter SchoolFinancing at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Prior to this role, Mrs. Bond-Gill served as the Director of the Office of Grants Management and Compliance where she was responsible for planning, designing, and administering federally funded educational programs with local education agencies. Mrs. Bond-Gill was also the Deputy Director at the Campaign for High School Equity, has worked on a variety of national policy issues related to secondary school reform and college-readiness, and has worked in New Orleans as a seventh-grade teacher with Teach For America. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.

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OSSE Staff Panel

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Walter Lundy

Associate Director, Office of Grants Management and Compliance

Walter Lundy is the Associate Director of the Office of Grants Management and Compliance. Prior to holding this post, Mr. Lundy served as the Associate Director of the Division of Early Learning, Financial Administrator of the Office of Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Director of Title I Programs for DC Public Schools. Mr. Lundy brings nearly 15 years of proven experience in implementing reform in urban education. Mr. Lundy is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Howard University. He has earned degrees from Virginia Tech University, Ohio State University and West Alabama University.

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Michelle Johnson

State Director, Adult and Family Education

Michelle Johnson is the State Director, Adult and Family Education, at the Office of
the State Superintendent of Education. She has over 30 years of human services experience, acquired during her tenure with federal, state, and local organizations in the District of Columbia that serve adult learners, senior citizens, parents with low income, recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and individuals with learning and other developmental disabilities. Ms. Johnson has an extensive background in federal and local grants management, adult education, training and consultation, human resources, and finance.

She holds a Master of Science degree in educational administration, a Graduate Certificate in adult education, and a bachelor’s degree in communication and women’s studies.

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Cedric Thompson

Program Officer, Office of Grants Management and Compliance

Cedric Thompson is a Program Officer in the Office of Grants Management and Compliance with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. In his role, he applies transformational strategies that assist the agency in remaining compliant with federal regulations. Previously, he was a leader in urban schools systems where he was able to improve educational outcomes through his innovative approach to blending improvement and grants management. Mr. Thompson holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in elementary education.

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Carolyn Taylor

Education Policy Officer, Division of Early Learning

Carolyn J. Terry-Taylor is the Education Policy Officer in the Division of Early Learning, Office of the Chief of Operations. She has worked in the field of early learning as a Teacher, Director, Trainer, Coach, Education Monitor, and, Contract and Grant Specialist. In past roles at OSSE, Ms. Terry-Taylor has provided oversight of the Child Care Subsidy Program, Early Learning Grants and Contracts, and the Early Childhood Professional Development System. Currently, she is responsible for the submission and monitoring of the Child Care Development Fund Plan/CCDF Block Grant. She has developed a broad range of knowledge and skills in Early Learning Systems and Federal grants management rules, regulations, policies, and best practices.

She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and a graduate degree from Trinity University.

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Christi Dorsey

School Programs Manager, Wellness and Nutrition Services

Christi Dorsey is the School Programs Manager in the Division of Wellness & Nutrition Services at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. She has worked in the field of federal child nutrition programs for many years, and has had numerous roles, including Program Specialist, Outreach & Marketing Specialist as well as a Product Specification Manager within Education Services. In her current role she oversees the work and administration of the United States Department of Agriculture programs, which includes National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Snack, Food Distribution, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables and the Emergency Food Assistance Programs. In addition, she works on ensuring agency compliance with the District of Columbia’s Healthy Schools Act of 2010.

 

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OSSE Leadership

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Emily Durso

Interim State Superintendent of Education

Emily Durso is the Interim State Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia. Prior to her appointment as Interim Superintendent, Ms. Durso served as the Assistant Superintendent of Post-Secondary and Career Education at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. For 20 years, Ms. Durso served as the President of the Hotel Association of Washington, leading the construction of the Washington Convention Center, establishing Destination DC, the marketing arm of the District, and founding Hospitality Public Charter High School. As President, she additionally managed numerous job training initiatives, creating career programming for District residents with the hospitality industry.

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Jose Alvarez

Chief of Staff to State Superintendent

José Alvarez serves as the Chief of Staff to State Superintendent, Emily Durso, in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Prior to joining OSSE, Mr. Alvarez was the Chief of External Affairs, where he provided oversight to the Office of Communications, Community Affairs, Interfaith Office, Intergovernmental Affairs, and External Partnerships. His background includes extensive work in the community, collaborating with more than 90 elected officials and hundreds of school communities. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Alvarez provides oversight to the Communications Division, Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs Division, Office of Compliance, and State Board of Education.

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Phone: 
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