American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) training

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) in partnership with Department of Administration (DOA) and other State agencies continues to offer many funding programs through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for continued economic and community development. 

The series of trainings provided for grantees by WEDC, DOA, and FORVIS will provide materials and information related to internal control functions and grants management pursuant to Uniform Guidance to be distributed during any virtual training sessions provided by FORVIS. Targeted control areas include grants management, inclusive of timekeeping, cost allocation and record retention, procurement and vendor management, cash receipts and accounts receivable, disbursements and accounts payable, treasury management, financial close and reporting, segregation of duties, personnel and payroll compliance, and information technology security.


Presented in conjunction with: FORVIS, Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

Week 1 – Understanding Your Wisconsin Grant Agreement

Jan. 26, 2023 – An overview of the grant agreements for the Wisconsin DOA Program Grantees. 

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Week 2 – Grant Related Human Resources Overview

Feb. 9, 2023 – A review of best practices for human resources professionals as they relate to ARPA grants.

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Employees v. Contractor
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Time Keeping and Pay
DOL Time Reference

Exempt v. Non-Exempt
Final Rule: Overtime Update

Wisconsin Human Resources Handbook
Wisconsin HR Handbook

Week 3 – Stay Secure and Protected

Feb. 23, 2023 – This session discusses current cybersecurity threats and concerns, industry best practices, and grants specific security considerations.

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Week 5 – Procurement and Vendor Management

March 23, 2023 – This session describes procurement requirements, state and federal compliance, best practices for competitive solicitations, and vendor management.

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Week 6 – Internal Controls Overview

April 6, 2023 – This presentation discusses efficient and effective operations, reliable reporting, and staying in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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Week 7 – Cash and Inventory Management Overview

April 20, 2023 – This presentation discusses some best practices for both cash management and inventory management as well as requirements you need to follow.

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Week 8 – Financial & Single Audit Preparation

May 4, 2023 – This presentation talks about the types of audits, internal controls, allowable costs, and period of performance.

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Week 9 – Board of Directors Best Practices

May 18, 2023 – Boards are responsible for leading, guiding, and making decisions on behalf of the community.

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Week 10 – Closeout of DOA ARPA Grants

June 1, 2023 – This presentation discusses key items like closeout procedures, closeout forms, and narrative sections.

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