Presentation on theme: " Review the various resource materials available for staff and federal program coordinators regarding administering and implementing federal programs."— Presentation transcript:
Review the various resource materials available for staff and federal program coordinators regarding administering and implementing federal programs.
Participants will understand the information contained in each resource and how to analyze the questions to figure out which resource is appropriate for finding answers.
ProgramFiscal Law (NCLB) Title I, II, III, IV, V, etc. Regulations USDE Guidance Policy Letters Law (NCLB) Regulations EDGAR OMB A-87 OMB 133
Finding it: Search Term: “NCLB Law” Three magic words “Shall” or “Must” – Compliance Items (Must do’s) “May” – Options Answers the Questions that sound like… Do I have to do [something]? What do I have to do for [compliance topic]…? Who do I have to include in order to accomplish [task]….?
Provides further clarification for various sections of the law – final rules “Negotiated Rulemaking” Sets policy and compliance Treated the same as the law
Issued by USDE – Non-Regulatory Provides examples for the “how to implement” questions. “Strongly encouraged” examples of how components are implemented Answers the question: “How do I do this….”
Issued by USDE Provides USDE interpretations of the law for specific questions/scenarios related to implementing NCLB Very specific situations Where to Find: DFP has historical binders (talk to Regional Coordinator) Title I Handbook – more recent
Defines rules for administering federal grants for both grantees (States) and subgrantees (LEAs). Obligating Funds Fiscal Requirements Records Retention Liquidation of Funds Sections 76 and 80 apply to NCLB grant programs (will vary program to program).
Section – Obligation of Funds Section – Start Dates Section – Records – What Must be Kept? Section – Equipment Section – Record Retention Timeline
Discusses allowable uses of Federal Funds by category Answers the Question: “Can I use federal funds to pay for…[subscriptions], [membership fees]…”
Outlines what auditors should look for when doing single audits of federal funds for school districts, IUs, etc. Download from Whitehouse.gov:
How Pennsylvania implements and administers the requirements outlined in the law, regulations, guidance and EDGAR Administrative Manual
Narrow down your choice of resources by analyzing the request: Is it Fiscal or Program related? Is it asking a compliance question or how to implement? Is it asking an administrative question or a program question?
ProgramFiscal Law (NCLB) Title I, II, III, IV, V, etc. Regulations USDE Guidance Policy Letters Law (NCLB) Regulations EDGAR OMB A-87 (Allowable Uses of Funds) OMB 133 (Single Audit Compliance Supplement)
NCLB Scavenger Hunt Teams of 3 5 Questions 10 Minutes Who can find the most answers?