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Less Successful Examples of Budget/Cost Breakdown

Example 2: Providing Training for Byway Providers (Eligibility Category: Byway Programs):

# Description Total Cost Requested Match
1. Travel Counselor Evaluation 100,000 80,000 20,000
2. Develop training materials for all 3 tiers 100,000 80,000 20,000
3. Implement travel counselor training 100,000 80,000 20,000
4. Implement byway community & stakeholder training 100,000 80,000 20,000
5. Research and presentation of best byway practices 25,000 20,000 5,000
6. Conduct FAM tours 50,000 40,000 10,000
7. Training 50,000 40,000 10,000
8. Conduct Annual Byways Conference 50,000 40,000 10,000
9. 2010 State Byway Initiative 200,000 160,000 40,000
10. DOT Indirect Costs 93,000 74,400 18,600
Total $868,000 $694,400 $173,600

This example is less successful because it:

  • Includes a budget line item (see line item 6, $40,000) for conducting familiarization tours. This cost is not eligible for NSBP funding. Press tours or familiarization tours are not an eligible use of NSBP funds; however, the collateral materials produced and distributed at these events are generally eligible.
Updated: 09/03/2013
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