(Recorded Series) Federally Supported Property for Head Start Programs

Like all federal grantees, Head Start recipients must confront the Federal Property Standards under the Uniform Guidance anytime they expend federal funds to acquire, construct, or improve any tangible personal property or real property. Doing so creates what is known as a federal interest and documenting and managing the federal interest is critical to avoiding disputes upon disposition. Failure to fully understand the impact of a federal interest could expose your organization to sizable liability and consequences for years to come. In addition to the Federal Property Standards under the Uniform Guidance, Head Start programs must also navigate special property requirements in the Head Start Program Performance Standards. This webinar series will discuss what a “federal interest” is, how it is created, its importance to Head Start programs, and the legal and practical implications of federal interests in the property. 

Throughout the series, we will discuss the rules on how Head Start agencies may acquire property with federal funds, how they may permissibly use the property, reporting and maintenance obligations and what happens when they no longer need the property for the original purpose.

We will discuss the SF-428 and SF-429 Forms and explain why carefully submitting these forms can save your program a lot of headaches. We will also discuss the arduous and often time-consuming process under 1303, Subpart E of the Head Start Program Performance Standards. This webinar series is for you, whether your program owns property that already has a federal interest or intends to use federal funds acquire or improve federal property. 

Target Audience

All are welcome, but this training is best-suited for personnel with intermediate to advanced levels of experience.

  • CEOs / Head Start Directors
  • CFOs and Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Officers and Staff
  • Project Managers and other Grants Management Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Understand the concept of “federal interest
  • Manage Head Start equipment inventory
  • Describe best practices for related reporting requirements
  • Reduce the risk of audit findings and avoid penalties from OIG actions
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Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]

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