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What are we doing?

The Bureau of Local Government and School services works 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?

The Bureau of Local Government and School Services continuously works to align our values of Integrity, Inclusion and Diversity, and Innovation Public Service with our vision of being a trusted resource and partner in developing vibrant and resilient communities, collaboratively and proactively through stronger systems, for a better Michigan.

Upcoming Webinars 

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2022-10-04 Fiscally Ready Communities Webinar 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.

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2022-10-04 Fiscally Ready Communities 2022 Local Governments 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 Governments 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.

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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: 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