2015 Federal Funding Conference

The 2015 Federal Funding Conference, a collaboration between DPI, WASBO and WCASS, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. Additional information is available at http://www.wasbo.com/federalfunding.
This year's conference will focus on the new Omni-Circular, which is an overhaul of the prior federal grant rules and impacts everything from allowable costs to the single audit. The Omni-Circular also moves away from strictly dealing with compliance and into performance based measurements, which could be used to align with Wisconsin's implementation of "Promoting Excellence for All."
School districts are strongly encouraged to send a team of individuals representing Title I or ESEA, Special Education and the Business Office. Past attendees have reflected that those who brought a team representing all three areas left with a stronger connection to the content, whereas those districts that only sent one individual commented that they really wished that their colleagues had attended as well. 
2015 Federal Funding Conference Sessions 
Using Federal Funds to Promote Excellence for All (General Session)
Overview of the Omni Circular (General Session)
Introduction to Title I, Part A Funding
Introduction to IDEA Funding
Introduction to Title II, Part A Funding
Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements (WUFAR) 101
Property and Procurement Regulations Under the Omni Circular
Title I Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Programs
Funding Pupil Transportation 
Use of Title I Reservations
Allowable Costs Under the Omni Circular
Introduction to IDEA Maintenance of Effort Requirements
Title I and Title II Equitable Participation for Private School Students
Resources to Meet the Needs of Homeless Students
Developing a Plan to Support Student Achievement (General Session)
DPI's Fiscal Monitoring Risk Assessment and Monitoring/Technical Assistance Plan (Genearl Session)
Fiscal Management of Federal Funds 
Fiscal Management of Federal Funds for Independent (2R) Charter Schools
IDEA and Private School Equitable Participation
ESEA Monitoring Guidance and Procedures
How IDEA Funds can Support General Education
Hiqhly Qualified Teacher Requirments and the Impact on Federal Funds
ESEA Maintenance of Effort and Title I Comparability Requirements
Introduction to Carl E. Perkins Funding
WISEgrants (General Session)
Indirect Cost Recovery and Federal Funds
Using Federal Funds to Serve Students who are English Language Learners

2014 Federal Funding Conference Agenda and Materials (Archived)
2013 Federal Funding Conference Agenda and Materials (Archived)

For questions about this information, contact Rachel Zellmer (608) 266-1787, Shelly Babler (608) 267-1067