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Less Successful Examples of Budget/Cost Breakdown

Example 4: Information Kiosk (Eligibility Category: Interpretive Information):

# Description Total Cost Requested Match
1. Excavation/Pad Work 3,500 0 3,500
2. Design 7,000 5,600 1,400
3. Construction 35,000 28,000 7,000
4. Paving 8,000 6,400 1,600
5. Equipment/Misc. 21,000 17,000 4,000
Total $74,500 $57,000 $17,500

This example is less successful because it:

  • Includes a line item (number 5, $17,000) for Equipment/Misc. More detail is necessary. Costs must be specifically identified. The equipment needed to complete the project was not defined in the narrative of the application and miscellaneous suggests contingency costs which are not eligible
Updated: 09/03/2013
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