Understanding Federal Prek-12 Grants and Waivers in a COVID-19 Climate


School business professionals have many compliance concerns about spending federal funds as they lead their school districts through the COVID-19 crisis. Which spending rules must SBOs follow and what federal waivers and flexibilities are available? Find out what you need to know about COVID-19-related changes to ESSA, IDEA, 2 CFR 200, EDGAR, and preschool grants in this informative webinar with ASBO International’s Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) Chair.


Objective 1: Identify key federal grant programs that are available to support PreK–12 education initiatives as school districts respond to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Objective 2: Identify the specific federal laws and regulations that determine allowable use of funds for federal grants and related reporting requirements.

Objective 3: Understand which federal regulatory requirements have been waived to help school business professionals make the right budgeting and purchasing decisions to support student learning.


Sharie Lewis, CPA, Director of Business Services and Operations, Parkrose SD

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SFO Domains:

Financial Planning, Budget Planning, and Analysis


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