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What are we doing?

The Bureau of Local Government and School services works to provide fair and efficient services, support, and oversight activities for local governments, school districts, state initiatives and other partners, for the long-term fiscal health and stability through training, continuous education, and providing resources on important current topics that impact our communities.

Why are we doing it?

Through our engagement efforts, Treasury provides the resources needed for communities, groups, and individuals to grow together and grow stronger. The Bureau of Local Government and School Services continues to work towards being a Trusted Partner and provide the necessary resources for communities to thrive.

Upcoming Webinars 

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2024-05-30 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

The Chart Chat webinar series provides local governments with critical information related to accounting and auditing topics, measuring local government fiscal health, and other important updates from Treasury.

Details and Registration

Webinar Resources

 

Search for additional webinars, trainings, and presentation materials below using key word, date, or category. 

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Webinar Resources

2024-05-30 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

The Chart Chat webinar series provides local governments with critical information related to accounting and auditing topics, measuring local government fiscal health, and other important updates from Treasury.

Presentation and Recording

2024-05-09 Fiscally Ready Communities: Managing Internal Controls

Local Government

This training will include a deep dive into internal controls. It will cover what internal controls are, why you need them, how they help your community, how to implement them, and where to start.

Presentation and Recording

2024-05-02 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

The Updates and Resources for Local Governments webinar series is designed to provide local governments with the information, tools, and resources necessary to make important decisions at the local level. Topics include, but not limited to, Lead Service Line Replacement, MIC and the AM Champions, and the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program.

Presentation and Recording

2024-04-22 Fiscally Ready Communities: Capital Asset Management and Planning

Local Government

Recurring annual expenses are simple to budget, but repair and replacement of big-ticket items can be much more difficult. A Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will help your local government organize those major projects and forecast the expenses to make long-term planning simpler. This session will cover the basics of a CIP, best practices, and give participants a chance to share techniques that have worked for their community, as well as policies, procedures, and accounting for capital asset management and planning.

Presentation and Recording

2024-02-22 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

The Chart Chat webinar series provides local governments with critical information related to accounting and auditing topics, measuring local government fiscal health, and other important updates from Treasury.

Presentation and Recording

2023-11-13 Fiscally Ready Communities: Nuts and Bolts: Fees, Fines, Purchasing, and Receipting

Local Government

Building a culture of fiscal sustainability is essential to local government fiscal health. Well-thought-out policies on fees, fines, purchasing, and receipting lead to clear rules and fair treatment, which are essential pillars to that culture of fiscal sustainability.

Presentation and Recording

2023-10-11 Fiscally Ready Communities: Nuts and Bolts: Fees, Fines, Purchasing, and Receipting

Local Government

Building a culture of fiscal sustainability is essential to local government fiscal health. Well-thought-out policies on fees, fines, purchasing, and receipting lead to clear rules and fair treatment, which are essential pillars to that culture of fiscal sustainability.

Presentation and Recording

2023-10-05 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

The Chart Chat webinar series provides local governments with critical information related to accounting and auditing topics, measuring local government fiscal health, and other important updates from Treasury.

Presentation and Recording

2023-09-11 Fiscally Ready Communities: Nuts and Bolts: Fees, Fines, Purchasing, and Receipting

Local Government

Building a culture of fiscal sustainability is essential to local government fiscal health. Well-thought-out policies on fees, fines, purchasing, and receipting lead to clear rules and fair treatment, which are essential pillars to that culture of fiscal sustainability.

Presentation and Recording

2023-08-17 Fiscally Ready Communities: Nuts and Bolts: Fees, Fines, Purchasing, and Receipting

Local Government

Building a culture of fiscal sustainability is essential to local government fiscal health. Well-thought-out policies on fees, fines, purchasing, and receipting lead to clear rules and fair treatment, which are essential pillars to that culture of fiscal sustainability.

Presentation and Recording

2023-07-20 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

The Updates and Resources for Local Governments webinar series is designed to provide local government leaders and officials with the information, tools, and resources necessary to make important decisions at the local level. The upcoming webinar will focus on the State's 2024 budget.

Presentation and Recording

2023-05-26 MI Fire Equipment Grant Webinar

Local Government

Any administrative official representing or assisting a city, village, township, county, or authority that provide fire department services, including clerks, treasurers, elected officials, finance directors, city, township, or village managers, chief executive officers, and fire department chiefs, among others.

Presentation and Recording

2023-05-23 Fiscally Ready Communities: Financial Best Practices

Local Government

This training discusses the fundamental best practices for fiscal and operational planning and provides an overview of best practices in financial policies and good governance.

Presentation and Recording

2023-04-24 Fiscally Ready Communities: Capital Asset Management and Planning

Local Government

Recurring annual expenses are simple to budget, but repair and replacement of big-ticket items can be much more difficult. This session will cover the basics of a CIP, best practices, and give participants a chance to share techniques that have worked for their community, as well as policies, procedures, and accounting for capital asset management and planning.

Presentation and Recording

2023-04-06 Protecting MI Pension Grant Webinar

Local Government

The Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce the initial webinar to review the Protecting MI Pension: Michigan Local Pension Grant Program. This initial webinar will focus on the processes that local governments will use to complete and submit an application, along with the process for review and award distribution.

Presentation and Recording

2023-03-16 Fiscally Ready Communities: Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

Local Government

Topics covered will include the budget process and communicating your budget, dealing with uncertainty in a changing economy, understanding key financial variables, forecasting revenue and expenditures, and how finances impact the future.

Presentation and Recording

2022-12-08 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Topics covered will include Numbered Letter Revisions, Uniform Chart of Accounts Revisions, Preventable Accounting Issues in Small Local Governments, and more!

Presentation and Recording

2022-11-03 Updates and Resources for Local Governments: 18th Webinar

Local Government

Topics covered will include Outdoor Public Spaces Grant Opportunity – SPARK, Blight Elimination Grant – State Land Bank, and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Grants.

Presentation and Recording

2022-10-04 Fiscally Ready Communities 2022

Local Government

This training will include a deep dive into internal controls. It will cover what internal controls are, why you need them, how they help your community, how to implement them, and where to start.

Presentation and Recording

2022-08-25 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Topics covered will include Numbered Letter Revisions and Updates Project, Auditing Procedures Reports & Resulting Requests for Corrective Action Plans and Deficit Elimination Plans, Budget Planning for Multiple Years (Forecasting), and Preventable Accounting Issues in Small Local Governments.

Presentation and Recording

2022-08-04 Fiscally Ready Communities 2022

Local Government

This training will include a deep dive into internal controls. It will cover what internal controls are, why you need them, how they help your community, how to implement them, and where to start.

Presentation and Recording

2022-07-26 Updates and Resources for Local Government: Capital Asset Management and Planning

Local Government

Covering topics to include Marihuana Regulation and Planning– State and Local Requirements, and Strategic Planning with Plante Moran.

Presentation and Recording

2022-06-14 Fiscally Ready Communities 2022: Capital Asset Management and Planning

Local Government

Covering the basics of a CIP, best practices, and gives participants a chance to share techniques that have worked for their community, as well as policies, procedures, and accounting for capital asset management and planning

Presentation and Recording

2022-05-10 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Government

Local Government

Updates and best practices for Grants Management Best Practices, Treasury Updates, Qualifying Statements, and Budgeting

Presentation and Recording

2022-04-07 Updates and Resources for Local Government

Local Government

Best practices for local government fiscal health

Presentation and Recording

2022-04-05 Fiscally Ready Communities 2022: Financial Best Practices

Local Government

Best practices for local government fiscal health, budgeting for fiscal sustainability

Presentation and Recording

2022-02-24 Fiscally Ready Communities 2022: Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

Local Government

Best practices for local government fiscal health

Presentation and Recording

2022-02-16 Updates and Resources for Local Government

Local Government

Updates on local government accounting-related topics, updates from the MI Treasury on sound fiscal management

Presentation and Recording

2022-01-25 Updates and Resources for Local Government

Local Government

Updates for Pension and Retiree for local governments and best practices

Presentation and Recording

2021-12-16 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Government

Local Government

Updates and best practices for single audits, fiscal indicators, and First Responders Grant Program

Presentation and Recording

2021-11-30 Pension and Retiree Health Care (OBEP) for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates for Pension and Retiree for local governments and best practices

Presentation and Recording

2021-10-26 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Best practices for local government fiscal health

Presentation and Recording

2021-09-30 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, accounting for marijuana revenues, fund balance designations, and navigating Treasury's online resources

Presentation and Recording

2021-08-25 Fiscally Ready Communities 2021: Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

Local Government

Best practices for local government fiscal health

Presentation and Recording

2021-07-23 Updates and Resources for School Districts

School Services

Best practices for monthly reporting with an overview of legislation and common errors

Presentation and Recording

2021-06-29 Fiscally Ready Communities 2021: Capital Asset Management and Planning Trainings

Local Government

Repeat training for best practices on asset management and preplanning

Presentation and Recording

2021-06-17- Updates and Resources for Local Governments (ARPA)

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Presentation and Recording

2021-06-08 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, the Michigan Department of Treasury strategic plan and revenue estimating conference

Presentation and Recording

2021-04-29 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, common audit findings and how to prevent them, and net position as an indicator of fiscal health

Presentation and Recording

2021-03-25 Fiscally Ready Communities Financial Best Practice Overview

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, best practices on budget, cash control, and internal controls

Presentation and Recording

2021-03-23 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, CARES Act Grant, American Rescue Act, and cybersecurity for local governments

Presentation and Recording

2021-03-11 MI Classroom Heroes Grant Program Updates

School Services

Updates on, but not limited to, grant eligibility, submission process, and key dates

Recording

2021-01-28 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, changes to the Uniform Chart of Accounts, the need to know about single audit, and fiscal health and general fund balance

Presentation and Recording

2021-01-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, Revenue Estimating Conference and info on single audits requirements

Recording

2020-12-11 Teacher and School Support Staff COVID 19 Grant Updates

School Services

Updates on, but not limited to, the TSSC19 grant eligibility and submission

Recording

2020-12-09 Teacher and School Support Staff COVID 19 Grant Updates

School Services

Updates on, but not limited to, the TSSC19 grant eligibility and submission, key dates

Recording

2020-12-08 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, COVID-19 updates and economic forecasting

Recording

2020-11-10 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, FEMA, the CARES program, State budget

Recording

2020-11-05 Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs

School Services

Updates on, but not limited to, COVID-19 Grant overview

Recording

2020-10-27 Fiscally Ready Communities 2020: Budget for Fiscal Sustainability

Local Government

Repeat training for best practices on budgeting and long-term planning

Recording

2020-10-15 Chart Chat and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, changes to the Uniform Chart of Accounts, the need to know about single audit, and fiscal health and general fund balance

Presentation and Recording

2020-10-13 CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund Software Training Webinar

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, CRF reporting requirements and key dates

Recording

2020-09-08 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, CARES Act and Local Government Unclaimed Property

Recording

2020-08-18 Pension and Retiree Health Care (OPEB) Local Government Retirement Webinar

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, Michigan Local Pension and Healthcare Systems

Recording

2020-08-12 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, CARES Act and the FRHPPP and PSPHPRP

Recording

2020-07-09 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, water utility assistance, hazard pay for

Recording

2020-06-17 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for School Districts

School Services

Updates on, but not limited to, Early Warning Legislation and Unemployment Work Share Program

Recording

2020-06-09 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, revenue sharing and Unemployment Work Share Programs

Recording

2020-05-18 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, May Michigan Consensus Estimating Conference and debt management

Recording

2020-05-04 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, economic forecasting and budgeting and projections for local governments

Recording

2020-04-20 COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Local Government

Updates on, but not limited to, the economic impacts of Covid and FEMA public assistance.

Recording