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Integration of Information Example 1 - Good Example, Resource Protection Category

Budget/Cost Breakdown:

# Description Total Cost Requested Match
1. Continue organizing and helping execute other resource protection projects 31,250 25,000 6,250
2. Prepare title work & mineral assessment 5,400 0 5,400
3. Prepare baseline documentation of conservation values 2,000 0 2,000
4. Easement drafting & negotiation 5,000 5,000 0
5. Prepare environmental assessment 1,050 0 1,050
6. Prepare appraisal 7,000 0 7,000
7. Management plan 1,300 0 1,300
8. Closing & recording costs 1,000 0 1,000
9. Stewardship Endowment 8,000 0 8,000
10. Acquire conservation easement 530,000 95,000 435,000
Total $592,000 $125,000 $467,000

This is a good example because it:

  • Supports the statements made in the Abstract/Project Description, Narration/Project Summary and Work Plan. It is important that each of these sections of the grant application support the other to make a compelling case for why the project should be considered for funding
  • Accurately reflects the final costs to complete the proposed project by documenting the overall cost of the project versus the funds being requested (note the total project cost $592,000 versus the funds being requested $125,000)
  • Does not bundle items into a single or limited number of items, but breaks out the various project elements detailed in the Narrative/Project Summary and Work Plan sections of the application necessary to accomplish the project
  • Costs are reasonable and are proportionate to the work to be accomplished
  • Exhibits significant leveraging of funding on the part of the project applicant
Updated: 09/03/2013
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