1. When preparing a budget for the VITA grant, are we allowed to charge indirect costs as an expense or use as a match?
Indirect costs may be charged to the grant as a federal expense only. It cannot be charged as matching funds expense. The Budget in the VITA Grant Workbook provides a section for recording the indirect cost rate and indirect expenses. A copy of the current federally approved indirect cost rate agreement must be submitted with the application unless the 10% de minimis rate is used.
2. Is there a limit on the amount of administrative expenses charged to the grant?
No. There is no limit on administrative expenses; although expenses are limited to activities required for the VITA program.
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