Step 1: Determine the Ground Rules

2 Allowable vs. Unallowable costs

How do we know what is allowable?

 

Allowable vs. Unallowable costs

Reasonable

Allocable

Consistent

Conform to limitations or exclusions

Unallowable Costs

  • Always check for special instructions in RFP
  • Examples of unallowable costs:
    • Advertising and public relations costs (may be exceptions)
    • Fundraising costs
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Entertainment costs
    • Subscriptions & memberships (may be exceptions)

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