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May 2017

Specific Strategies for Submitting Your FTCA Deeming Application

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The CY2018 PAL has finally been released and it is very different from previous years.  Not only does it have an increased emphasis on risk management and the documentation and Board requirements are reduced.  Applications cannot be submitted until June 23, 2017, and must be submitted by July 24, 2017. Join FTLF as we not only walk through the new PAL, but also provide your health center with specific strategies for submitting the FTCA redeeming application.  In addition, hear lessons learned…

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Environmental Health & Safety: Part 2

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Health and safety issues have been a leading cause of deficiencies for Head Start and Early Head Start programs over the last several years and show no sign of weakening!  The transition to five-year grants has brought additional terms and conditions focused on health and safety, not to mention the aligned monitoring system preserves a strong focus on environmental health and safety issues. FTLF’s Legal Advisory Service two-part webinar series on environmental health safety will address faced by Head Start…

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June 2017

Implied False Certification: How Non-Compliance with Licensure and Certification Requirements May Constitute a Violation under the False Claims Act

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Universal Health Services vs. Escobar that upheld the theory of implied false certification under the False Claims Act (FCA).  Under that theory, non-compliance with applicable legal requirements can render claims false because the claims imply certification of compliance with material relevant statutes, regulations or contract requirements.  The decision expands the risk of liability under the FCA because compliance with regulatory requirements become conditions of payment.…

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Privacy Policies Under the New Performance Standards

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

At the National Head Start Association’s 2016 Parent, Staff, and Leadership Training Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Office of Head Start stressed that all grantees should be developing a privacy policy that complies with the new Head Start Program Performance Standards.  Don’t know where to start?  Wondering what your policy should say?  Want information about how to protect yourself from non-compliance or deficiency findings in the area of privacy?  This webinar is for you. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION…

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Federal Funding Academy: Federal Interest – the Government’s Interest in Property Acquired or Improved With Federal Funds

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this webinar, David Bender of the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP, will discuss the federal government’s interest in the real and personal property that grant and cooperative agreement recipients acquire and improve with federal funds.  David will discuss the concept of “federal interest,” including what it is, how it is created, and its implications on recipients’ property.  In addition, David will discuss the related requirements under the Uniform Guidance pertaining to use, management, and disposition of…

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July 2017

Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues – Part I

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the new Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever! The first webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics: Financial management systems Reporting requirements Procurement policies and procedures CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER. Click here for information on Part II!

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Federal Funding Academy: Cost Fundamentals – The Cost-Reimbursement System, “Allowability” & Applicable Credits

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this webinar, David Bender of the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, will discuss cost fundamentals as they pertain to the expenditure of funds by federal grant recipients.  David will discuss the “allowable cost” framework applicable to grant-funded expenditures, including both the basic threshold requirements for all allowable costs, and the concepts behind the more specific restriction applied to certain expenditures under the federal cost principles “selected items of cost.” He will also discuss the importance of…

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Federal Grants Management for Health Centers

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

With the release of the Uniform Guidance (UG) in December 2014, there have been significant modifications to the rules that govern how federal grantees administer and manage their federal grants, including changes that affect health centers.  While health centers often narrowly focus on remaining compliant with the 19 Health Center Program Requirements, they can  overlook the importance of compliance with the federal grants requirements. This oversight can be detrimental to the health center’s bottom line! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION…

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Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues – Part 2

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever! The second webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics: Compensation Cost principles Facilities and property CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER. Click here for information on Part I!

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August 2017

Managing Human Resources in Head Start

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Human resources management in a Head Start program can be extremely confusing. The regulations require that certain actions take place pre-employment; others during the hiring process, and additional requirements during employment.  The termination process also requires organizations to follow strict procedures.  Ensuring that these elements are implemented correctly is essential not only for proper program operations, but also for morale. In this webinar, the Human Resources Lifecycle of the Head Start employment relationship will be reviewed. CLICK HERE FOR MORE…

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