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May 25, 2022

CLIENT ALERT: OIG Encourages Compliance Programs for Grantees and Health Care Providers Serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Communities

By |Blog, Client Alerts, Federal Grants, Head Start, Health Care, Training and Education|

In two recently released training modules, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) encourages programs in Indian Country, including Head Start, Low Income Home Energy Assistance programs [...]

April 29, 2022

FTLF Attorneys to Present at NHSA’s 2022 Annual Conference

By |Education, Firm News, Head Start, Speaking Engagements, Training and Education|

Nationally recognized Federal Grants attorneys Ted Waters and Nicole Bacon will present at the 49th Annual National Head Start Conference in Baltimore, MD on May 2-5, 2022.  Mr. Waters and Ms. Bacon will lead a pre-conference [...]

February 11, 2022

FTLF Attorneys to Present at the Head Start Region IV Annual Training Conference

By |Employment, Firm News, Head Start, Speaking Engagements|

FTLF attorneys Nicole Bacon, H. Scott Johnson, Jr, and Ted Waters will present at the Head Start Region IV Annual Training Conference and Expo taking place February 15 – 18, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Bacon, Mr. [...]

January 20, 2022

Supreme Court’s Recent COVID Vaccination Mandate Rulings May Shed Light on Fate of Head Start Vaccine Mandates

By , , , |Articles, Blog, Education, Employment, Federal Grants, Government Contracts, Head Start|

On January 13, 2022, a divided United States Supreme Court issued two landmark opinions on vaccination mandates, which may foreshadow the fate of the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children [...]

January 14, 2022

CLIENT ALERT: Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

By |Client Alerts, Education, Employment, Federal Grants, Government Contracts, Head Start, Health Care|

In a per curiam opinion, a divided United States Supreme Court stayed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS), thereby rejecting the immediate imposition of a [...]

January 04, 2022

CLIENT ALERT: Head Start Vaccine and Mask Mandates Blocked in Certain States

By , , , , |Client Alerts, Education, Employment, Federal Grants, Head Start|

Two recent court decisions provide temporary relief to Head Start programs facing a January 31, 2022 deadline from the Biden administration that mandated vaccines for all workers and masks for all students aged [...]

September 15, 2021

CLIENT ALERT: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Head Start Programs

By , |Client Alerts, Education, Federal Grants, Head Start|

The Biden administration plans to initiate rulemaking requiring all Head Start and Early Head Start teachers and staff to receive COVID-19 vaccination in an effort to allow schools to open safely. The Office [...]

June 15, 2021

FTLF Partners Present at Head Start Region IV Virtual Leadership Summit

By |Education, Federal Grants, Firm News, Head Start, Speaking Engagements|

FTLF attorneys Nicole Bacon, Dianne Pledgie, and Ted Waters will present at this year’s annual Head Start Region IV Virtual Leadership Summit. FTLF Manager Partner Ted Waters will deliver the keynote speech on Wednesday, [...]

April 06, 2021

CLIENT ALERT: DOE Announces New Policy Guidance for HEERF Grant Recipients to Further Assist Students, Federal Student Aid Applications, and Institutions of Higher Education

By |Client Alerts, Education, Federal Grants|

The U.S. Department of Education released new policy guidance that will allow colleges and universities to use stimulus funds for a variety of student needs, including cancelling student debt in certain cases. According [...]

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