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May 2020

TARC e-Learning: Using Social Media to Inform the Public

May 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar,

Join two digital marketing and public relations pros from Elizabeth Christian Public Relations for tips, tricks and best practices on how to make efficient use of the social media platforms that matter most to your area citizens. We'll also hear from one region about how they've used social media successfully and lessons learned. You can brush up on the basics of posting, tagging and engagement as well as learning more about targeting people in your region specifically with boosting and…

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June 2020

TARC Executive Directors’ Council & Board of Directors Meeting

June 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Virtual,

TARC e-Learning: 2CFR200 Refresher

June 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

As funding continues to become available in response to COVID-19, it is important to ensure compliance with all the rules and requirements governing the use of these funds. To assist councils of governments ensure they have the most up-to-date information about federal funds management, the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) has teamed up with federal grant compliance expert Chrissie Angeletti to offer the TARC e-Learning Summer Grants Management Skills Development Series. This skills development webinar series is geared toward…

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July 2020

TARC e-Learning: Grants Document & Data Management

July 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

As funding continues to become available in response to COVID-19, it is important to ensure compliance with all the rules and requirements governing the use of these funds. To assist councils of governments ensure they have the most up-to-date information about federal funds management, the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) has teamed up with federal grant compliance expert Chrissie Angeletti to offer the TARC e-Learning Summer Grants Management Skills Development Series. This skills development webinar series is geared toward…

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August 2020

TARC e-Learning: Grants Management Ask the Expert

August 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

As funding continues to become available in response to COVID-19, it is important to ensure compliance with all the rules and requirements governing the use of these funds. To assist councils of governments ensure they have the most up-to-date information about federal funds management, the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) has teamed up with federal grant compliance expert Chrissie Angeletti to offer the TARC e-Learning Summer Grants Management Skills Development Series. This skills development webinar series is geared toward…

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September 2020

TARC September 2020 Bi-Annual Staff Training & Annual Board of Directors Meeting

September 16, 2020 - September 18, 2020
Virtual,

The Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) has continually monitored federal and local health and safety information, direction from local elected officials, along with direction from the host hotel to determine if the September TARC Bi-Annual Staff Training & Annual Board of Directors Meeting could be held in person. Based on information from these sources and our main goal of creating an event with attendee health and safety as the most pressing consideration, the September TARC meeting will be held…

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November 2020

TARC e-Learning: Community Flood Planning Resources

November 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers federally-backed flood insurance to properties while also reducing flood risks through the adoption of floodplain management standards. Please join us for this webinar where representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Water Development Board will discuss local, state, and federal roles in the NFIP, incentives for higher standards such as the Community Rating System, flood insurance basics, myths and facts. For more information and to register, email Kim at klile@txregionalcouncil.org.  

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TARC e-Learning: CARES Policy and Procedures Updates

November 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, we will explore CARES policy and procedures updates from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum “M-20-26” from June 18, 2020. The memorandum addresses various flexibilities federal awarding agencies have regarding administrative, financial, and audit requirements for recipients. The pandemic and the following relief package have called for entities to change. The course will be examining the Allowability of Costs and Policies and Procedures. Some of the specific changes for entities have been to create and/or…

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TARC e-Learning: Decoded©: Pass-Through Entity Requirements (PTE)

November 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, we will explore Uniform Guidance for 2 CFR 200.331 Pass Through Requirements for federal grants. We’ll discuss proposed changes to Uniform Guidance and how they affect Pass Through requirements. We’ll explore frequently overlooked requirements, such as Pre-Award Risk Assessments, Suspended and Debarred and Special Conditions. We’ll review how to determine the difference between subrecipients and vendors, a still much misunderstood differentiation. We’ll also discuss subrecipient monitoring – how much is too much and what is my bare…

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December 2020

TARC e-Learning: Decoded©: Assessing Compliance Risk in Public Sector Grants and Building a Monitoring Plan

December 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200.331(a) requires Prime Grantees who receive federal funds to perform a risk assessment for all subrecipients of the federal funds prior to award. In a 2018 grant survey respondents indicated a struggle with developing Risk Assessments as well as staff and resources to execute an annual process.  This session will help regional councils and local governments better understand the Uniform Guidance risk assessment and monitoring requirements and explore potential ways to cultivate a risk assessment…

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