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June 2020

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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February 2021

Update: TARC February 2021 Bi-Annual Staff Training & Board of Directors Meeting

February 16 @ 9:00 am - February 19 @ 12:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Events Cancelled   Due to continued extreme weather conditions and power and cellular outages in Austin, like many of you the majority of the TARC staff has no reliable heat, electricity or internet. Our ability to respond and communicate is extremely limited at this time. Please note we will respond to you as soon as we are able. We know many of you are experiencing similar conditions around the state. As a result and in consultation…

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March 2021

TARC Spring 2021 Staff Training & Board of Directors Meeting

March 30 @ 9:00 am - April 2 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual,

The Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) has continually monitored federal and local health and safety information and direction from local elected officials and has determined that the Spring TARC meeting will be held as a virtual event.  Now that Winter Storm Uri has passed, we are thrilled to announce that the TARC Spring Virtual Staff Training & Board of Directors Meeting has been rescheduled and will take place March 30 - April 2, 2021. The schedule for the meeting…

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