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    Default % Of Budget From Grant--Dumb Question

    We were awarded $140,000 AFG money in 2007, and we submitted the purchase order for our equipment in early 2008, and it will be completed in by mid 2008.

    The grant does not go into our 2007 budget, right, since the PO was not cut and funds were not expended until 2008?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD1234 View Post
    We were awarded $140,000 AFG money in 2007, and we submitted the purchase order for our equipment in early 2008, and it will be completed in by mid 2008.

    The grant does not go into our 2007 budget, right, since the PO was not cut and funds were not expended until 2008?

    Thanks
    The AFG does not get included as part of budget, it's one time funding. The grants that would, are the ones that are recurring year to year..

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    I was at an AFG class over the weekend and this same topic was discussed. They said that AFG awards should be shown in the budget. I also thought that because it was a one time grant that it was not reported as part of the budget. So which is right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbh1957 View Post
    I was at an AFG class over the weekend and this same topic was discussed. They said that AFG awards should be shown in the budget. I also thought that because it was a one time grant that it was not reported as part of the budget. So which is right?
    If you click on "Help" in the online application you get:

    The operating portion of a budget is that portion dedicated to expenditures for day-to-day activities. Examples are as follows: maintenance of apparatus, equipment, and facilities; utility costs; purchasing expendable items, etc. Expenses for large capital items (apparatus, CAD systems) are excluded from the operating budget.

    The budget numbers to be entered are for a typical 1-year budget. Applicants may look at the last 3 years and give an average if the budgets for those years were typical. If the applicant fire department is a combination EMS/fire department and combining those numbers will assist in clarifying the applicant's request, then the budget numbers may reflect both segments.
    Since the AFG program is designed for "large capital items" not "day-to-day activities," I would exclude it from the budget calculation.
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