Local GovernmentWebinar Series

  • Intro Message

    The Department of Treasury wants to make sure Michigan communities have access to the most up-to-date guidance issued by the Department of Treasury. Here, you can view presentations and recordings of past Webinars and register for upcoming events.


  • October 26, 2021: Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association, Michigan Association of Counties, and the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce, "Updates and Resources for Local Governments." Topics will include:

    • Updates from State Budget Office
    • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Updates
    • MSHDA Housing Development Authority Trends and Initiatives

     

    To submit a question for the question and answer portion of the webinar, please email Nicholas Brousseau at brousseaun@michigan.gov by Friday, October 22, 2021.

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  • September 30, 2021: Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

    The Chart Chat Webinar Series provides updates to local government officials on accounting-related topics, updates from the Michigan Department of Treasury and information on sound fiscal management. This Chart Chat webinar will cover:

    • Accounting for marijuana revenues
    • Fund balance designations
    • Using taxable value as a fiscal indicator
    • Navigating Treasury's online resources

     

    To submit a question, please email LAFD_Audits@Michigan.gov by Friday, September 24, 2021. 

  • August 25, 2021: Fiscally Ready Communities 2021: Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

    MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Treasury provided best practices for local governments' fiscal health including:

    • Budgeting
    • Long-term planning
    • Dealing with uncertainty
    • Financial policies and procedures
  • July 23, 2021: Updates and Resources for School Districts

    The Michigan Department of Treasury, is pleased to announce a webinar titled, "Best Practices for Monthly Financial Reportingat 10:30 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021. Topics will include an overview of the legislation, monthly reporting templates, 10 Top Errors of Reporting and Best Practices.

    Please RSVP your attendance to OSRFA@michigan.gov.

  • Fiscally Ready Communities 2021: Capital Asset Management and Planning Trainings

    This is a repeating training that will take place on June 29, July 28, and December 9. MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Treasury provided best practices for local governments' capital asset management and preplanning including:

    • The basics of a Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
    • Policies and procedures for capital asset management and planning
    • Accounting for capital asset management and planning
  • June 17, 2021: Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association, and Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce the 13th webinar in the, "Updates and Resources for Local Governments." Topics will include:

    • Updates on the American Rescue Plan Act, including eligible uses and receipting
    • Strategically utilizing funds
    • Updates from Municipal Associations
  • June 8, 2021: Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association, Michigan Association of Counties, and the County Road Association of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce the 12th webinar in the, "Updates and Resources for Local Governments." Topics will include:

    • An update from the Michigan State Treasurer on items related to the Michigan Department of Treasury's strategic plan and initiatives.
    • An update on the May Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference.
  • April 29, 2021: Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

    The Chart Chat Webinar Series provides updates to local government officials on accounting-related topics, updates from the Michigan Department of Treasury and information on sound fiscal management. This Chart Chat webinar will cover:

    • Common audit findings and how to prevent them.
    • How to document revenues received from the American Rescue Plan Act.
    • Updates on Treasury's Security Report form.
    • How to use net position as an indicator of fiscal health.

     

    To submit a question, please email LAFD_Audits@Michigan.gov by Friday, April 23, 2021. 

  • March 25, 2021: Fiscally Ready Communities Financial Best Practice Overview

    MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Treasury will be discussing the fundamental best practices for fiscal and operational planning. For more information about Fiscally Ready Communities, please check out the Treasury Fiscally Ready Communities webpage. This webpage includes Treasury's 32-page Fiscally Ready Communities Best Practices document, which we encourage all local officials to review. Training topics include

    • Budgets
    • Cash Controls
    • Debt
    • Grants
    • Internal controls
    • Purchasing
    • Receipting
  • March 23, 2021: Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association and Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce the 11th joint webinar, "Tools and Resources for Local Governments," formerly known as "COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments." Topics will include:

    • Updates on the CARES Act grants
    • Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships (FDCVT) grant
    • Recreational marijuana payments
    • American Rescue Act
    • Cybersecurity for local governments.
  • March 11, 2021: MI Classroom Heroes Grant Program Updates

    The Michigan Department of Treasury, in partnership with Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS), Michigan Head Start Association (MHSA), Michigan Association of Community & Adult Education (MACAE), Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA), and Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA), is pleased to announce  the  joint  webinar, "MI Classroom Heroes Grants-GSRP, Head Start, Adult Education and Young Adult Special Education COVID-19 Grant Program"

    Topics will include:

    • MI Classroom Heroes Grant Programs Eligibility
    • List submission process 
    • Upcoming key dates

     

    MI Classroom Heroes Grant Programs

  • January 28, 2021: Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

    The Chart Chat Webinar Series provides updates to local government officials on accounting-related topics, updates from the Michigan Department of Treasury and information on sound fiscal management. This Chart Chat webinar will cover topics such as:

    • Changes to the Uniform Chart of Accounts.
    • F-65 Annual Local Unit Fiscal Report uses and problems.
    • How to monitor fiscal health using general fund balance indicators.
    • What local governments need to know about single audits.

     

    For more information, please visit the Chart Chat registration page.

     

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  • January 19, 2021: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association and Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce the joint webinar, “COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments.” Topics will include:

    • Michigan Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference
    • information regarding the requirements for single audits.

     

    Participants can register and submit questions on the webinar’s registration page.

  • December 11, 2020: Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Updates

    The Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to partner with the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS) to announce a joint webinar titled, "Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs Eligibility List Submission Process."

    Topics will include:

    • Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs Eligibility
    • List submission process 
    • Upcoming key dates

     

    Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs

  • December 9, 2020: Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Updates

    In partnership with Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce a joint webinar titled, "Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs Eligibility List Submission Process." Topics will include:

    • Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs Eligibility
    • List submission process  
    • Upcoming key dates

     

  • December 8, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will provide updates on the following:

    • Economic Forecasting
    • MEDC's COVID-19 Winter Strategies Resource Guide
  • November 10, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Treasury, and Michigan State Budget Office will provide updates on the following:

    • FEMA
    • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Programs
    • The State of Michigan Budget
  • November 5, 2020: Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs

    In partnership with Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA), the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce a joint webinar titled, “Teachers and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Program,” at 11:00 AM on November 5, 2020.Topics will include:

    • Overview of the COVID-19 Grant Programs and Public Act 166 of 2020
    • Review of classroom teacher and school support staff qualifications
    • Review of classroom teacher and school support staff eligibility requirements
    • Review of the certification process and certification form 5734 for classroom teachers and school support staff
    • Process for school districts and non-profit/public schools to provide list of eligible grant recipients

     

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  • Fiscally Ready Communities 2020: Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

    This is a repeating training that will take place on October 27, November 19, and December 3. MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Treasury provided best practices for local governments’ fiscal health including:

    • Budgeting
    • Long-term planning
    • Dealing with uncertainty
    • Financial policies and procedures
  • October 15, 2020: Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

    The Chart Chat Webinar Series provides updates to local government officials on accounting related topics, updates from the Michigan Department of Treasury, and information on sound fiscal management. This Chart Chat will cover changes to topics such as:

    • Uniform Chart of Accounts
    • Implementation dates for the Chart of Accounts
    • Information about yearly qualifying statement submissions
    • Monitoring fiscal health using cash ratio

     

    We will be accepting questions for the Q&A portion of the webinar. To submit a question, please email LAFD_Audits@Michigan.gov by Friday, October 9, 2020. 

     

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  • October 13, 2020: CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund Software Training Webinar

    This training is necessary for all Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) recipients.

    Beginning this fall, those that received funding under the CRF program will be required to file quarterly financial status reports utilizing the OnCue reporting platform. In preparation for reporting, this training will provide information regarding what is required to be reported, key dates, as well as how to use the OnCue reporting software. Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) Reporting Requirements for Subrecipients. This webinar will provide updates on topics such as:

    • Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) Reporting Requirements for Subrecipients
    • Report Processing and Key Dates
    • OnCue Reporting Tool Overview and Demonstration

     

    We will be accepting questions for the Q&A portion of the webinar.

    CRLGG Information

  • September 8, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan Department of Treasury and  Michigan State Budget Office will provide updates on the following:

    • The Michigan Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference and the State Budget Process
    • CARES Act Programs
    • Local Government Unclaimed Property
  • August 18, 2020: Pension and Retiree Health Care (OPEB) Local Government Retirement Webinar

    The Michigan Department of Treasury will be hosting a webinar event to assist local governments in the State of Michigan in the management and sustainability of their pension and retiree health care (OPEB) systems. Treasury, the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS), the Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (MAPERS), the University of Michigan, Michigan State University Extension, and the Citizens Research Council will provide updates for local governments on topics such as:

    • Michigan Local Pension and Healthcare Systems: Updates, Economic Impacts and Resources
    • Retirement Pension and Retiree Healthcare: Problem Solving, Managing the Costs and Liabilities, and Revenue Solutions Related to Legacy Debt
    • Public Act 202 of 2017: Reporting Data, Resources, and Next Steps
  • August 12, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Michigan State Police will provide updates on the CARES Act funding for local governments such as:

    • CARES Act: First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program (FRHPPP), Public Safety and Public Health Payroll Reimbursement Program (PSPHPRP), and Updates to the August Revenue Sharing Payment            
    • CARES Act: Water Utility Updates            
    • Opportunities for Local Government to Support Businesses
    • FEMA Updates
  • July 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan Department of Treasury and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will provide updates on the CARES Act funding for local governments such as:

    • Water utility assistance
    • First responders hazard pay premiums
    • Public safety and public health payroll expenditures
  • June 17, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for School Districts

    In partnership with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), and Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA), the Michigan Department of Treasury provides updates on the following:

    • Early Warning Legislation - Public Act 109-113 of 2015
    • Short term borrowing options
    • State aid and school finance
    • Unemployment Work Share program
    • Additional resources and information
  • June 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan Department of Treasury and Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency provide updates on the following:

    • Revenue Sharing Impacts
    • Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) programs
    • Property Tax updates from the Michigan Department of Treasury
  • May 18, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan State University, and University of Michigan provide updates on the following:

    • May Michigan Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference
    • MDOT Project Timeline Updates and Financing
    • Local government cash and debt management
  • May 4, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan State Police, Michigan State University, and University of Michigan provide updates on the following:

    • Michigan Economic Forecasting
    • FEMA Update
    • State Budget Process
    • Local Government Budgeting and Projections
  • April 20, 2020: COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

    The Michigan Department of Treasury, State Budget Office, and Michigan State Police provided updates on the following:

    • Economic Impacts of COVID-19 
    • Federal Funding
    • State Police -FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program