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Federal Grants Management Conference

Last Date:
2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
Marriott Wardman Park
Maryland Suite
Agenda Speakers

Event Information and Registration: 

The Office of Grants Management and Compliance is hosting the Federal Education Grants Management Conference to provide LEA's an opportunities to learn program-specific updates, grant management strategies, and maximize their earning potential. During the conference, LEA's will interact with the presenters and each other to become effective grant management leaders. Participants will leave the conference with materials they can take back to their organization.

Organizational leaders, grant managers, and development teams are welcome to attend. Each person representing your organization should register separately.

Registration closes at 2pm, Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day-Of Logistics:

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.

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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8:00 am – 8:40 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:40 am – 9:00 am

Opening Comments

Emily Durso, Interim Superintendent Of Education

Jose Alvarez, Chief of Staff to State Superintendent

9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Federal Grants Process: An Overview and Update

Michael Brustein, Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Learn about the legal authorities that govern federal grants and how to apply them, get the most up-to-date information on federal grant funding and the impact of sequestration, and hear about the most recent proposals from OMB and OIG to revise the grant management requirements.

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Programmatic Updates

Moderated by: Iris Bond-Gill,  Interim Assistant Superintendent of Elementary and Secondary Education

Faith Leach, Fiscal Policy Manager, Division of Specialized Education

Kieran Bowen, Administrative Management Officer, Division of Specialized Education

Tony Johnson, State Director, Career and Technical Education

Cristi Dorsey, School Programs Manager, Division of Wellness & Nutrition Services

Cedric Thompson, Interim Director of Teaching and Learning

Carolyn Terry Taylor

10:30 am – 10:45 am 


10:45 am – 11:15 am 

Show What You Know Pop  Quiz

Erin Auerbach


Financial Management: What You Need to Know

Erin Auerbach, Associate, Brustein & Manasevit PLLC

During this presentation participants will learn the key legal requirements of financial management systems and different types of internal controls to ensure all expenditures of federal grant funds are allowable.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Capturing Time and Effort

Michael Brustein, Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Noncompliance with the federal time and effort requirements is one of the most commonly cited findings in monitoring reviews and audits. Learn the legal requirements and how to apply them correctly.

2:00 pm- 2:15 pm


2:15pm – 2:45pm

Making the Most of Federal Funds: Cash Management Requirements

Michael Brustein, Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Make sure you are making the most of your federal funds! Learn about the cash management requirements for federal grant funds and practical methods to ensure all funds are spent during the period of availability.

2:45pm - 3:15pm

How to Manage Property Purchased with Federal Funds: A Guide from Start to Finish

Erin Auerbach , Associate, Brustein & Manasevit PLLC

Federal funds are often used for the purchase of equipment. However, there are numerous purchasing, documentation and inventory rules for equipment that grantees and sub grantees must be aware of and comply with– or face audit findings. This presentation discusses these requirements and practical ways to apply the rules.

Hands On Cash Management Plan

Walter Lundy, Associate Director, Office of Grants Management and Compliance

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Monitoring and Audits: Everything You Need to Know!

Michael Brustein, Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

During this presentation participants will learn about the legal authorities upon which monitoring reviews and audits are based, as well as how to get their organization prepared for a successful review!

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Closing Remarks

Unique Morris, Deputy Director, Office of Grants Management and Compliance





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Erin Auerbach, Esq.

Erin Auerbach joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in May 2010.  Ms. Auerbach assists her clients with various federal education matters, including fiscal and programmatic compliance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the No Child Left Behind Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.  Ms. Auerbach also works with clients on the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).


Michael Brustein, Esq.

Having served as an attorney adviser to the former United States Office of Education, and Chief of the Adult and Vocational Education Branch in the HEW Office of General Counsel / Education Division, Michael Brustein served on the transition team to establish the United States Education Department.  Following the opening of the new federal department in May 1980, he founded the firm with Leigh Manasevit in July 1980.


Jessica V. Rodriguez
(202) 741-5935