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Do we get assigned funding or apply?
Allowable uses: https://www.cde.state.co.us/caresact/crf-allowableexpenditures
Payroll Eligibility Guidance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qvWGizAbYq13Y4F8tZStP3P4vjXCM5LH/view
We are trying to create outdoor classrooms. We need shade and outdoor tables perhaps some portable heaters. Are these allowable?
Is leasing a space a possibility to expand useable area?
Who will that form go to -- asking as a lot of people are out now
Yes, for social distancing
yes, this is acceptable thru 12/30.
Yes, perfect. Esser funds for the lease?
Great, thank you!
In a synchronized learning / blended learning situation, Is providing child care for teachers permissible.
Hi Greg - This is from the guidance document, specific to CRF: Yes, in-school child care that is aimed at facilitating compliance with COVID-19 public health measures and to mitigate the second-order effects of COVID-19 through the provision of economic support, such as increasing instructional hours to enable the State’s workforce return to work.
Greg - Yes, in-school child care that is aimed at facilitatingcompliance with COVID-19 public health measuresand to mitigate the second-order effects of COVID19 through the provision of economic support, suchas increasing instructional hours to enable theState’s workforce return to work.(Treasury Guidance - 4. and 5.)
Sorry to go back to CRF - with the huge delays on laptops and devices for students, there is a chance some may not be RECEIVED by 12/30 but have been ordered as of today. Are these still allowable under CRF? Are they only allowed if received by 12/30?
In either CRF or ESSER is it allowable for 20-21 to pay for health assistants (not nurses) to help with both screening & contact tracing?
Laura, that would be very parallel to the allowable use for nurses and seems very directly tied to COVID response, so yes. We can add health assistants to our guidance document going forward, as well. The only constraint is that the CRF funds would only apply through December 30.
Laura - to me this seems an allowable expense: the US Treasury's FAQ document states: The Guidance says that funding can be used to meet payroll expenses for public safety, public health, health care, human services, and similar employees whose services are substantially dedicated to mitigating or responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency. How does a government determine whether payroll expenses for a given employee satisfy the “substantially dedicated” condition?
Cathy - I have not seen anything in guidance that speaks to an allowable expenditure having to have that item received by 12-13-2020. As long as there are not ongoing contracts tied to (EG) the laptops....
Cathy-Yes, if they are OBLIGATED by 12/30. You must have a purchase order in and committing those funds.
If the new Opening Up America FEMA action includes schools, can either CRF or ESSER funds be used to offset the district's 25% portion of the FEMA requirement?
I think you answered this before, but if we want to split cost a one year software license for online learning between CRF & ESSER (so CRF - July-Dec & ESSER Jan-June) is that allowable?
the non public calc is for both ESSERS and CARES funds now?
Any guidance for charters and if we have to do a pass through or we can do reimbursement for those funds?
If a charter school does not want to participate in ESSER can we make a note of that in the application? Could see this be a possibility if they struggle with the CRF allocation spend down
CRF should be accounted for using Flow Through Coding
direct payment to them?
required or recommended?
Reportin requirements for charter and crf?
Does the charter use the grant code 4012 on their expenditures?
Thanks Adam- I'll call you next week
is the district required to review the charter's expenditures for allowability? Or can we just flow through the revenue to them and let them spend it on their own without reimbursing those expenditures after we review them? Since CRF is included on the SEFA we thought we may need to review their expenditures first.
How does the district 'monitor' charter school expenditures for other federal awards? They should be managed in the same manner and level of control.
These are federal dollars; so are the charter schools considered a sub-grantee of the district (and, therefore, requiring subrecipient monitoring by the district)?
I understand; but I'm thinking about the SEFA.
Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards
If it appears on your SEFA, then it is important to have a level of control for allowability.