Book is a handy resource for complying with complex federal education grants

By: | November 26, 2019

Complexity can be a barrier to making the most of federal education grants. There is a lot of information to absorb for successful implementation and faithful compliance. Administrators may be doing a good job of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, but if they are not documenting their work, they may be in danger of negative audit findings. Many of the recent changes in guidance are subtle and specific to certain programs. For example, changes to supplement, not supplant, apply only to Title I, Part A, and not to other programs under ESSA. There are also new exceptions to old rules that may not get a lot of publicity and that the average administrator may be unaware of. It is difficult to keep track without a guide like the updated Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrators Need to Know — Fifth Edition, written by attorneys from Brustein & Manasevit PLLC and recently released by LRP Publications, a recognized leader in the federal grants management publishing industry.

Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrators Need to Know is the only publication of its kind — providing federal program administrators a user-friendly explanation of the complex federal requirements that apply to all ED programs, including the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, the General Education Provisions Act, and applicable guidance documents. The edition is updated for ESSA, such as changes to supplement, not supplant, and more recent regulations that are also included in the appendix. The book explains what to document and warns of common errors, such as failing to follow in-house procedures and policies. It also explains what auditors will be looking for when they come for visit. It gives a historical overview so readers can see the big picture and feel confident they are making a good-faith effort toward compliance.

Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrators Need to Know is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.

Jim Haug covers family and community engagement and other Title I issues for LRP Publications.

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