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Compliance Assessment & Technical Assistance

Cost begins at $6,000 for Institutional Members (plus cost of travel). To become a Member, please click here.

Compliance Assessment

Getting Ready — Technical Assistance That Supports Program ExcellenceThe focus of a compliance assessment visit is to review administrative fiscal, programmatic and activities to examine compliance with applicable TRIO program laws, regulations, and policies as well as bring any applicable findings or deficiencies to the attention of the institution or agency.

A two-day on-site compliance assessment consists of the following activities: review of applicable laws and regulations with program staff and institution and agency administrators; examination of records for appropriate documentation; examination of costs for allowable, allocable and reasonable; review of evaluation in place; and closeout meeting and report of findings and recommendations of improvement where needed.

Data is collected through on-site observation and an assessment of all applicable documents, forms, participant files, and financial records. Participant files are reviewed to determine compliance with applicable TRIO program laws, regulations, and policies. Financial documents are reviewed to determine whether grant funds were spent on reasonable, allocable, and allowable costs as well as to determine the adequacy of fiscal accountability at the project level and institutional/agency oversight.

Each reviewed standard area receives one of the following ratings as detailed in final report: Required Action (RA) — Grantee must perform a corrective action in order to be in compliance; Recommendation (R) — Grantee is in compliance but could improve in this area (not a required action); Compliant (C) — Grantee is in compliance and fulfilling the requirement; and Effective (E) — Denotes an effective strategy for implementing the grant.

Cost begins at $6,000 for Institutional Members (plus cost of travel). Cost increases for more than one TRIO Program. To become a Member, please click here.

TO SCHEDULE, PLEASE CONTACT VANESSA.RAMIREZ@COENET.ORG

Technical Assistance

Offering of technical assistance services is an area where the Council for Opportunity in Education could provide much needed and requested support for TRIO and other educational opportunity programs. Popular areas of technical assistance include the following.

Technical Assistance Service
On-Site New Program Start-Up
On-site assistance with implementing a new project, including putting grant proposal plan of operation into practice. May include assistance with hiring; recruitment and selection of students; setting up program within institution and with external community or schools; development of various forms; and establishing documentation and recordkeeping practices.
New Directors (Personalied Webinar or On-Site)
Individual legislations-regulations; variety of topics as requested by client.
Program Evaluation
Provides a detailed evaluation including interviews with key stakeholders on your campus and provides a final report with recommendations to strengthen your program.
APR Assistance
Personalized webinar tailored to project with follow-up or On-Site.
Prior-Experience and Formative Assessment (On Track)
Personalized webinar tailored to project with follow-up or On-Site.
Developing a Policies and Procedures Handbook
Personalized webinar tailored to project with follow-up or On-Site.
Legislation and Regulations Training for your Staff
Individual program training on the legislation, program and fiscal regulations that govern your program.

Cost begins at $6,000 for Institutional Members (plus cost of travel). To become a Member, please click here. Contact the Council to discuss membership details further.

TO SCHEDULE, PLEASE CONTACT VANESSA.RAMIREZ@COENET.ORG