ECRIP - Budget Guidelines for Center Awards

After awards are made, each Center Project shall submit a budget in order to receive a distribution from DOH. Center project(s) will begin at the determination of the institution, anytime between April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. A budget (for either one or two years) must be submitted no later than two months before your start date. At the conclusion of each year, institutions will be required to submit a report of actual expenses incurred. Institutions that received a primary and secondary award must clearly identify expenses associated with each project in the budget. The budget must include matching funds of at least $100,000 annually as provided in the institutional commitment letter. Each line item should include a separate justification describing the nature of these expenses.

Allowable Costs

  • Salary and fringe benefits for ECRIP fellows
  • Educational expenses, including formalized instruction (tuition, fees, materials, etc.)
  • Travel expenses
  • Supplies and minor equipment to conduct research (maximum of $10,000 per item)
  • Publications and research coordination expenses
  • Mentors, Project Director, other support services and administrative expenses (Maximum of 10 percent of total Budget annually. This amount can be increased by the amount of indirect costs that are reduced as noted below.) Indirect costs (maximum of 5 percent of State funds annually)
  • Any request to modify primary or secondary budget(s) after approved by DOH must account for the caps noted above in the aggregate.

Use the worksheet provided to submit to DOH. This worksheet can be expanded beyond one page as necessary.