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Uniform Grant Guidance Now Available!

Thursday, October 24, 2019  

ASBO New York is happy to share this sample manual for administering Federal grants.


The document is the product of a working group, co-chaired by Richard Cunningham and Victor Churchill, which has been developing this manual since Spring 2019. The sample manual addresses policy, procedures, and compliance issues specific to Federal Allocations for Special Education (IDEA, Section 611 and 619). Users of this sample manual must modify it for their specific district circumstances. We present the manual as both a fillable pdf and a word document. Click here to view the Uniform Grant Guidance page.


The ASBO New York Uniform Grant Guidance Work Group used many resources in developing this sample document including 2 CFR, Part 200, information developed by the Texas Education Agency Region 7, Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Florida Department of Education, among others. 


ASBO will be holding a session on Uniform Grant Guidance at our upcoming School Business Management Workshop (SBMW). SBMW will be held from November 5-9 in Saratoga Springs, at the Saratoga Hilton and City Center. To learn more about the 2019 SBMW click here. We are just two weeks away, so be sure to secure your spot and register now!


Special thank you to the members of the working group


Richard Cunningham
Work Group Co-Chairperson
Assistant Superintendent for Business
Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District

Victor Churchill, CPA
Work Group Co-Chairperson
Sickler Torchia, Allen & Churchill CPAs 

Work Group Members

Ashraf Allam

Director Business Operations/Tech

Little Falls City School District 


Kathryn Barrett. CPA     


Freed Maxxick CPAs


Deborah Cunningham, PhD

Special Advisor 

ASBO New York


Julie Eurenius


Syracuse City School District


Otis Jones

Senior Auditor



Heather R. Lewis, CPA


Marvin & Company, P.C.


Melissa  Mendolera

School Business Administrator

Elmira City School District


Leslie Spurgin, CPA                         

Audit Partner                                    

Insero & Co., CPAs                          


Ann Vaccaro-Teich, CPA, EdD

Assistant Superintendent for Business

White Plains City School District


Andrew Van Alstyne, PhD            

Director of Education and Research

ASBO New York