An In-Depth Walk Through the AMS 2.0 FY2024 Protocols

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The FY2024 monitoring reviews have been ongoing since October 2023.  By popular demand, we will be walking through the Aligned Monitoring System 2.0 FY2024 Protocols for Focus Area 1, Focus Area 2, and the new Risk Assessment Notification (RAN). Learn what’s still the same and what’s new under the FY2024 protocols, including how you should be thinking about reviews as they relate to ACF-IM-HS-22-07 Reporting Child Health and Safety Incidents.

We all know Head Start monitoring results have major legal ramifications for your program. It’s always been important to get things right, but now with re-competition as the backdrop for providing high-quality services, it’s more important than ever. Whether you have been scheduled for review in FY2024 or not, this webinar series will help you be review-ready in the event of unannounced reviews.  This webinar covers the legal perspective on monitoring (an important perspective because findings have legal significance to your program’s operations).

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Head Start Training Package holders. For more information on our Head Start Training Package, click here or contact us..

Target Audience

  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • Management Team
  • New Leadership/Management Staff
  • Any program personnel who are new to the monitoring process

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Read actual questions in the protocols as the lawyers do (and see what to watch out for)
  • List pitfalls that reviewers often look for
  • Improve your ideas about documenting issues to "prove up" your compliance
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
TitleDate & Time (ET)Duration
Part I: Walk Through the AMS 2.0 FY2024 Protocols 1/23/24
1 p.m. ET
60 min
Part II: Walk Through the AMS 2.0 FY2024 Protocols 1/24/24
1 p.m. ET
60 min


Nicole Bacon

Nicole Bacon, a Partner at the firm, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Care 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]

Participants can earn up to 1.50 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications per webinar upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 5 polling questions during each webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, we will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Management Team, New Leadership/Management Staff, Any program personnel who are new to the monitoring process
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to five (5) polling questions.

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