Bette Morff, MCPSA’s Director of Federal Programs, provides individualized federal programs assistance.
Effective August 1, 2011, each member school will receive up to 10 hours, per school year, of individualized consulting as a membership benefit. Any additional consulting/assistance will be offered at a reduced membership rate of $65 per hour. For charter schools who are not members, federal programs assistance is available at a rate of $150 per hour. For a charter school requiring extensive federal programs assistance opportunities for annual contracting are also available.
The estimated time necessary for work with a school’s federal programs may vary depending upon the availability of data and the needs of the school. In most cases, the charter school can use their federal program administrative pool funds to pay for these services.
The following is a list of services available through MCPSA’s Federal Programs Assistance:
NCLB Self-Monitoring Checklist:
1. Review for compliance with state and federal statutes
2. Make recommendations for improvement in areas of non-compliance and assist with the implementation of improvements
Dissemination of Parent Notification Letters:
1. Assist schools in compliance with required letters/notifications
1. Assist in the use of the ePeGs planning tool.
2. LEA Level Plans
3. Building Level Plans
ePeGS Funding Application
1. Review available funds assisting LEAs in planning activities and advising LEAs regarding allowable uses of federal funds.
2. Assist LEA with Title I Breakdown of Allocation (BOA) data.
3. Assist with proper coding of budget items and ensure that budget items are included in the ePeGS planning tool.
4. Assist LEAs with the submission of the budget applications and amendments
5. Payment process assistance LEA
6. 9/30 Report and Waiver Request assistance
7. Final Expenditure Reporting with separate coding for ARRA funds assistance
Review Fiscal Requirements
1. Review Compliance with Maintenance of Effort Requirement
2. Review Comparability Requirements for LEAs with schools with overlapping grade spans
3. Supplement Not Supplant Requirements
MOSIS Data Collection and Reporting
1. Assist LEAs in developing processes to collect and report data accurately
Provide Staff Development/Training
1. Federal Program Requirements – Understanding the flexibilities available under the ESEA laws
2. Financial Management – Putting Internal Control Processes into Place
3. Allowable Uses of Funds – EDGAR and A-87
4. Designing Processes to Eliminate Audit Findings
5. Developing feasible corrective action plans for any audit findings
For additional information or to schedule federal programs assistance please contact Bette Morff at firstname.lastname@example.org. To initiate an extended contractual agreement, please contact Douglas Thaman at email@example.com.