Fulfilling the U.S. Department of Education's Compliance Mandates for HEERF Grant Recipients

May 4, 2021

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Over the past year, Congress’ recent appropriation of millions more Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) dollars in the American Rescue Plan Act solidifies the need to address this area of compliance for the foreseeable future. Institutions of higher education continue to be subject to evolving compliance and regulatory requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Education. As recently as March 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidance regarding the use of funds received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant program. In our April 6, 2021 blog post, we summarized this recent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education at a high level. During this training, we will further expand upon and clarify several aspects of the HEERF requirements and discuss new pandemic relief regulatory guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education (an update since our webinar on July 27, 2020).  

In this webinar, we will review:
  • Documentation of the use HEERF funds and other key statutory terms
  • Department of Education interpretation and guidance for HEERF requirements
  • HEERF grants management practice points
  • Preparing for reporting obligations and audits 
  • Latest changes and outlook for ongoing activity for this program 

If you have any questions regarding this webinar or the HEERF program generally, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.
 

The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • College and University Executives and Administrative Leadership
  • College and University Finance Department Staff
  • Office of Financial Aid Staff
  • Higher Education Association Executives and Staff with Roles Supporting IHE Finances and Financial Aid Programs

 

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Apply key terms and conditions under HEERF within your systems
  • Implement and improve your approach to HEERF-related obligations including support for disbursements and uses of funds
  • Identify major risk areas and strategic opportunities pertaining to HEERF grants
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
04/01/2021
Course expires: 
08/05/2021
Event starts: 
05/04/2021 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/04/2021 2:00pm EDT

PHILLIP ESCORIAZA

Phillip is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups. A native of Puerto Rico, Phillip’s bilingual, nationwide practice serves non-profit organizations, municipalities, local government agencies, and other federal grantees. Prior to joining Feldesman Tucker, Phillip ran a practice from San Juan which spanned corporate, business, public policy, government and contract law, and included contested matters and appeals before state and federal courts. [Full Bio]

MUSTAFA HERSI

Mustafa is a Partner in the firm’s Health Law, Education, and Litigation practice groups. He has significant experience in creating and leading healthcare regulatory and compliance functions, internal investigations and litigation (e.g., False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, and Stark Law), and transactional matters. Mustafa has worked in a diverse range of complex roles, serving as Chief Compliance Officer for a major university, Chief Compliance Officer for a university-led health system, and Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting fraud and abuse claims in the higher education sector, as well as in private practice at top AmLaw firms and in various capacities in-house. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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