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Brustein & Manasevit (B&M)

Established in 1980, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is recognized for its federal education regulatory and legislative practice. Located in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC has provided legal advice regarding federal education programs such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (also known as the No Child Left Behind Act), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE) and Workforce Investment Act (WIA), as well as the Higher Education Act. In addition, the firm regularly counsels clients on federal grants management requirements, such as the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, and the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). The firm also assists clients in drafting, proposing and reviewing legislation affecting education.

The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor currently allocate significant resources for education and workforce development. Tied to these dollars are several thousands of pages of rules and requirements that States, school districts, charter schools, postsecondary institutions, and local workforce providers must follow. Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC has serves as legal counsel and/or provides advice and opinions to the several types of educational entities. The attorneys provide opinions and legal advice to help states, school districts and other entities comply with federal rules and requirements; represent entities in audit resolution; advise federal grant recipients on grants management systems; and offer legislative services. Learn more at


eCivis is the leading cloud-based grants management system in the nation for state, local, and tribal governments. eCivis’ innovative solutions address both programmatic and fiscal grant funding requirements throughout the grant lifecycle, helping clients overcome the challenges and heavy workload that come with finding and managing grants. Government entities rely on eCivis to identify appropriate grants, submit competitive applications, and efficiently manage awards while dramatically reducing their administrative costs. eCivis assists them by providing a comprehensive grants database, training resources, and reporting tools for compliance and transparency, in addition to expert grant writing and peer review services.

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Grants Professionals Association (GPA)

The Grant Professionals Association (GPA), formerly American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP), is a national, nonprofit membership association that builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. The association sponsors a national annual conference and publishes the GPA Journal, both offering an exploration of best practices and examination of the evolving state of the profession. The Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI), an affiliate organization of GPA, was formed to oversee the development of critical standards within an ethical framework to help define the future of grantsmanship. Since its inception in 1998, GPA has supported over 4,000 members and currently has 39 active local chapters across the country.

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National Education of Federal Education Program Administrators

NAFEPA members across the nation continue their involvement with the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. NCLB was passed by the U. S. Congress in 2001 and signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002.

NAFEPA supports the adjustments to the law in determining adequate yearly progress for subgroups, state determinations of the highly qualified status of teachers, participation rates and other needed modifications. NAFEPA members continue to work with the U. S. Department of Education in regard to implementation of NCLB, and they provide important information about their successes with improving teacher quality and the academic performance of students.

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National Grants Management Association (NGMA)

The National Grants Management Association is recognized throughout the grants management industry as the membership association leader providing tools for grants professionals to support and maintain high levels of grants management competency and to establish standards of excellence for grants managers. NGMA provides comprehensive full lifecycle grants management training, professional certification, continuing professional education, resources and a forum for networking for grants industry professionals. NGMA serves all levels of government (federal, state, local, tribal), non-profit organizations, foundations, institutions of higher education and affiliated private sector organizations.

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StreamLink Software

Founded in 2008, StreamLink Software is the leading board and grant management SaaS technology provider for nonprofit and public sector organizations. The company’s flagship grant management solution, AmpliFund, captures grant information as data and automates hundreds of complex activities throughout the grant lifecycle. Its board management portal, BoardMax, helps organizations engage and communicate with board members. Both products are high-value, affordable software solutions, designed to help nonprofit and public sector entities maintain compliance, generate revenue and build capacity.

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