Federal Grants - Program & Finance Management Book Study with Canvas Mini-Course

  • Multiple Dates
  • ESC Region 13
  • 5 CPE Credits
  • Free

This blended, hybrid training will include in-person and online meetings along with a Canvas mini-course focused on Federal Grants - Program and Finance Management. This course includes a book study of Federal Education Grants Management: What Administrators Need to Know by L. M. Manasevit, T. W. Kesslar, and S. A. Spillan of Brustein & Manasevit from LRP Publications along with custom developed content and guest speakers for each mini-series.

As part of the Canvas mini-course, participants are provided with a pacing guide, special resources, and interactive assignments related to each chapter plus an archive of the meeting presentation.

Each mini-series contains three monthly meeting dates around a central topic or theme. Each mini-series has its own registration. This is a list of the comprehensive meeting dates for this book study.

Title/Topics: Budgeting, Forecasting, and Staff Analysis (Virtual Only)


  • Mon, 9/25/23
  • Tues, 10/31/23
  • Thurs, 11/16/23

Title/Topics: Grant Financial Management and GL Accounting (In-Person & Virtual)


  • Thurs, 12/7/23
  • Tues, 1/9/24
  • Thurs, 2/1/24

Title/Topics: Preparing for End of Grant and Audits (In-Person & Virtual)


  • Tues, 3/5/24
  • Thurs, 4/4/24
  • Thurs, 5/2/24

Title/Topics: SNS Methodologies and MOE (In-Person & Virtual)


  • Thurs, 6/6/24
  • Tues, 7/23/24
  • Thurs, 8/1/24

Participants may register for all four mini-series simultaneously or pick and choose which mini-series best matches their interests and needs.

Course credit will be achieved incrementally at 8 CPE per meeting. We recommend participants attend all mini-series and all of the monthly meetings to receive the most benefit from the entire book study.

We will conduct these deep-dive working sessions along with our guest facilitator, Rebecca Estrada, from TASBO. She regularly presents throughout the state on both finance and ESSER topics and has also served as a facilitator for the ESC Region 13 principal and superintendent certification programs. The custom content for these meetings will be interactive and co-developed to contain the latest, up-to-date information from TEA plus other TASBO courses combined to target the topics listed.

Who should attend from your LEA:

We recommend you have a team attendance of the key stakeholders involved in the financial and grant management requirements.