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Extraordinary circumstances, interruption of operations changes to your policies and procedures should include time and effort, procurement, approval and authorizations for those areas, etc.
IF the value is above $5k, you will need to reach out to Grants Fiscal @ CDE for further instructions or approval for disposal, etc.
I would assume those same rules apply for CRF funds
for the purchase of equipment by district or charter and the tracking
Thank for the clarification e-mail on guidance to non-public schools! It was very helpful. The question we are running into is Method 1 allocation: do we use overall enrollment at a school (including PreK) or just the K-12?
YES, document that is related to COVID19 response, regardless of which fund you utilize.
Thank you so much for clarifying this, Jennifer and Kate
Not construction, because it can be broken down and moved, and doesn't extend the useful life or value of the building.
Hi! Any update re my question on the CRF use of updating HVAC system?
We aren't claiming items like that as that's more of an indirect thing
I am sorry I missed that question, my wifi was wonky
We bought 3 cell phones for our nurses as they will be doing a lot of communicating with our health dept, students, teachers, doctors, etc. This is new due to COVID. Can we put the cost of the phones and the monthly cost to CRF funds through December? Also- we want to turn off water fountains and only allow kids to use the refillable stations, we have some but want more. Can we purchase a few more refillable stations (cost around $2500) with CRF funds?
Yes, .05 is essentially your 'indirect cost' You claim the funds on your budget and it goes into your general fund to offset administrative costs to 'run' the grant.
Sort of a contra asset account
I got kicked off for a while so I apologize if I missed it, but what is the relationship to COVID for this item?
Are the filter updates permanent or you replacing existing filters with a higher quality filter that will be changed? Feels like this would significantly impact the capitalization.
Seems like the additional programming cost for 6 months up until December may be considered allowable.
we are planning on installing “The NPBI unit removesa variety of PARTICLEcontaminants for betterIndoor Air Quality (IAQ)Particulessuch asviruses, bacteria, pollen,dust, smoke, and allergycompounds. Theseparticulates are oftentransmitted person toperson through existingHVAC ventilationsystems. They areneutralized thru theNPBI unit. The NPBIunit also neutralizesODOR contaminatesthat are contained inharmful Volatile OrganicCompound (VOC's).”the unit costs is less than 5,000 and we can pick an choose which units can have this. these are SANITATION. so I was charging the unit to CRF but labor to the general fund. is that allowed? I had approval from CDE
I agree as well Jennifer
What’s the difference then between a $2500 water fondant and a $2500 air ionizer?
but permanent structure?
If the item is UNDER the capitalization threshold, whether perm or not, would be allowable. It would not extend the life of the building.
If the unit is OVER the capitalization level, AND it extend the value/life of the building it would be a no.
I thought what put it over the threshold was to programing of them not the units
if it is over the cap threshold it can go in to the ESSER grant correct?
If there are unitS (multiple) with an individual cost of $1000, but they work together and can't work alone and together they are over the capitalization threshold, it would be OVER the capitalization threshold, and would be a no.
West End schools had have time nurse last year and were going to continue to have a half time nurse. Then Covid hit and we felt like we needed a full time nurse. This is an increase of 15 hours per week and benefits. Is this allowable for this year?
Had a half time*
I believe this is allowable for EITHER fund.
but the nurse could only be paid through December 30th, not the full year
Can you clarify one more question about Dec 30. Since payroll hits for December in January is that still acceptable under CRF
Please make sure names and contacts are correct in the ESSER application. We are getting a lot of bounce backs when we send out GALS
not mine... if over 5,000 it can be charged to ESSER. correct?
how is that possible if we revert fund by jan 8?
Thank you all for the information. Very helpful.
That makes sense to me, thank yhou
yes cap rate
if I have an item that is 10,000 but cap is 5,000 im chargin git to esser.
charging it to esser
Thanks. Line 53 in ESSER column does not clearly describe what you just said, imo. (Probably me)