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1 21 st CCLC Spring Workshop Alsip, Illinois April 21, 2009

2 Initial Applications/ Revised Budgets/ Amendments Expenditures Thru: 12/31 Due: 01/31 Amendment (if applicable) Final Expenditures Thru: 6/30 Due: 07/31 GRANT PROCESS September Payment October Payment November Payment December Payment January Payment February Payment March Payment April Payment May Payment Final Payment Final Payment/ Prepayment Determined 21 st Century Grant Process Expenditures Thru: 03/31 Due: 04/30 July – submit your original application

3 Budget Amendment Due Dates Amendment is required if any one budget cell changes by 20% or $1,000 whichever is larger. June 30 end date – Amendment due by May 31, 2009. August 31 end date –Amendment due by July 31, 2009

4 Where Do I Find Budgets & Amendment Forms? Resources Budget amendment forms for grants by cohort year, i.e., FY05, 07, 08, 09. Continuation forms by year also; FY07, 08, 09. Everything you need is in your packet.

5 Onsite Budget Work Grantees will make appointments to work with ISBE consultants in Chicago or SpfldMay, June –1 ½ hour increments if single grant –Double block time if you have multiple grants –Grantee Teams of Two Program person Fiscal person Goal--To leave with a substantially approvable budget Final budget with original signature will be mailed to ISBE Budgets will not be finalized and a grant agreement sent to grantees until a Continuation Application and budget re received and reviewed in ISBE offices at Springfield.

6 Continuation Applications No automatic continuation of a grant Continuation Application and Budget must both be completed and mailed to ISBE. – If you work with us onsite prior to July 1, the begin date of the grant will be July 1. –If you do not work with us onsite prior to July 1, the begin date of the grant will be the date on which a budget is received at ISBE. –Budget negotiations and corrections may continue after the date of receipt.

7 Changes for FY10 Function 2300--Administration –Limited to 5% of the total budget allocation –Be sure to categorize correctly Food Costs –Allowed for meetings that include family members and that take place during regular mealtime hours Maximum allowable is $10 per person No for meals for computer classes, GED classes, and others of this nature..

8 Subcontracting Attachment 10 To be completed by those who have subcontracting within their budget (Object 300 expenses) that are paid via a contract Information required: –All pertinent information about subcontractor –Measurable and time specific services to be provided –Need and purpose –Amount to be paid –Projected number of participants to be served

9 Federal Guidance (2003) Private School Participation F-16: Are private school students eligible to participate in 21st CCLC activities carried out in public schools? Yes. Students, teachers, and other educational personnel are eligible to participate in 21st CCLC programs on an equitable basis. A public school or other public or private organization that is awarded a grant must provide equitable services to private school students, and their families. In designing a program that meets this requirement, grantees must provide comparable opportunities for the participation of both public- and private-school students in the area served by the grant. Grantees must consult with private school officials during the design and development of the 21st CCLC program on issues such as how the children's needs will be identified and what services will be offered. Services and benefits provided to private school students must be secular, neutral, and non-ideological.

10 Non Public Assurances Attachment 11 Smaller communities consult with the non public school (s) in the community Large cities –Must consult with nonpublic schools in the catchment area –Usually a one mile radius suffices Suburban or other highly populous areasconsult with those in the area/vicinity. –Consult with those with like populations. –We will be checking the Title I nonpublic lists to see if there are schools in your area

11 Credit Recovery Attachment 12 Must be completed by all grantees that propose classes for credit recovery that are state-required graduation courses –Course name –Amount of credit –Course description –Rationale for why this is supplemental Signature of superintendent of district issuing credit Signature of fiscal agent of grant

12 Consultants will look for: Professional Development –Funds must be included for a minimum of two state level workshops –If there are no funds listed in budget, we will look for explanation in the Continuation application as to how the PD will be paid for

13 Evaluation Funds must included in budget for evaluation purposes, function 2620 –Internal –External If no funds allocated, we will be working with you on this.

14 Supplement vs. Supplant Cannot approve regular expensese.g. rent, utilities, etc., that are regular costs of doing business. Cannot approve expenses required by state law. –Principals and superintendents salaries and other supervisory personnel required by state law cannot be charged to a grant. –Payroll must be supported by time and effort documents. –Only costs incurred as a result of the grant, e.g. additional clerical time, additional phone usage, renting a meeting room for professional development.

15 Payment Schedules Payments are requested in months as needed, based on projected dates of expenditures. Salaries and fringe benefits are expended in equal intervals and should be projected in this manner. Supplies, materials, and contracted services should be requested in month in which the expenditure is expected.

16 Non Allowable Costs Overnight or out of state travel for students Daily snacks/meals for students Food for Professional Development events, faculty, staff, or administrative meetings or for staff in any setting Clothing

17 Non Allowable Costs Equipment Incentives of cash, clothing, or others that are unreasonable in proportion to the amount of funding Furniture Staff events that include retreats, lock-ins, or similar

18 Non Allowable Costs Field trips that are purely recreational Membership dues to organizations, societies Promotional or marketing items –Pens, caps, totes, mugs, banners, etc.

19 More Non Allowable Costs Capital improvements or construction, remodeling, or renovation Credit recovery courses previously offered and paid for by district or other funds sources Supplanting

20 Salaries Payroll must be supported with time and attendance records. Salaries chargeable to more than one grant program or cost objective must be supported by appropriate time and effort (time distribution) records. People who work on multiple grants must have time pro-rated among the grants.

21 Indirect Costs Costs incurred for common or joint objectives that cannot easily and specifically be identified with a particular grant –Payroll –Accounting –Data processing Functions 2510, 2520, 2570, 2640 and 2660if direct costs here, no indirect costs can be used on budgets

22 Indirect Costs, Continued CBOs/FBOs use the state averagenot yet determined for FY10 School districts can use the amounts in their NCLB consolidated applications (after October 1) –If use indirect cost rates, amendment will be necessary Universities use 8%

23 Out of State Travel 50 or more miles from Illinoiss borders No out of state travel without prior permission from ISBE Submit request on letterhead with who, what, when, where, and whyEstimated total expenses. –Request should come from the fiscal agent, not the individual school –If more than one grant, e.g., Rockford, CPS, etc., be sure to include the cohort this grant is from for proper placement into file Do not schedule airfare, hotel, etc. until permission is received

24 Grantee Requirements A complete copy of the current year grant agreement, approved budget, and approved amendments must be maintained by the grant recipient in a permanent file. Continuation applications with grant agreements and budgets must also be maintained in the permanent file. Documents are reviewed by ISBE staff and LPA contractors to determine fiscal and program compliance. EDGAR rules require that records be retained for three years after completing activities pertaining to grant funds or until all outstanding claims have been resolved.

25 Common Errors Not enough detail Using zeroes, decimals, etc. Payment schedule not set up to reflect when payments are really needed (leads to excess cash on hand) Not putting wc/uc in Object 300 Not delineating supplies Categorizing workers salaries in wrong place 2210 - salary here cannot be for time with student contact

26 More Common Errors 4000, 300 - not putting payments to government entities, LEAs here, regardless of service provided Not having original signatures on budgets and grant agreements Forgetting to mail hard copy after faxing Not establishing end date request Not submitting an original budget because believing continuation means automatic renewal Not keeping copies of the final approved budget which may have changes made by ISBE

27 RESOURCES _handbk.pdf –Fiscal Policies and Procedures Handbook budget amendment forms continuation applications


29 GRANTS & PROGRAMS DIVISION Division Administrator217/524-4832 –Gina Division Supervisor –Marci Springfield Consultants –Gail Meisner-- –Gary Miller-- Chicago Consultant--312/814-2220 –Joe Support Staff –Pam


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