AGO Budget

A detailed budget must be provided that shows a breakdown of anticipated expenses by category and by §319 funds and matching funds.  The most effective format for showing the budget is a spreadsheet format with rows being the budget categories and columns showing the funding sources and totals.  The maximum §319 reimbursement for a project is 60% of the total project cost.  There must be 40% non-federal matching funds for each project.  Note: Administrative cost shall not exceed 10% of the total request.  Click-Here for more information. 

See below for an example of how to determine match:
Project funds requested [$20,000]
A federal 60% contribution is [$20,000 ÷ 0.6] = $33,333
A 40% match is [$33,333 x 0.4] = $13,333; Click-Here to download a spreadsheet tool that will help you calculate your project's match.

Budget categories are dependent on the project type and specifics but may include:
  • Supplies: Identify supplies that are over $500 or are significant to the project such as monitoring supplies.
  • Equipment: Identify any equipment purchased or leased whose value exceeds $500.  Donated equipment may be used as match.
  • Operating costs: Include any indirect/overhead items such as building space, utility costs, incidental supplies or other administrative costs.   
  • Travel: Any entry for travel must pertain to the project implementation within the state.
  • Contractual: List all anticipated costs for services to be contracted.  This would include construction costs even if construction will be done “in-house”. 

Monitoring, education, planning and administration costs should not exceed 20% of the total watershed project grant. These costs must be specific to the watershed project grant and not part of the overall operational expenses for the organization. Under certain circumstandes the expenditure ceiling for monitoring and education may be greater than the allowance described here if the additional costs can be justified. They should be explained in the approved workplan.
Note: NPS Program funds will not cover the costs of food 
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