As per the Deese Initiative Grant guidelines, the Grant will cover expenses related to transportation to/from the site, lodging, meals, miscellaneous expenses related to the service project, and a stipend to partially cover lost wages. The terms of the Grant guidelines do not provide for personal items unless a case can be made that the grant should provide these. The Grant generally does not provide funding for equipment or for the general operation of the sponsoring organization. Participants are encouraged to seek funding from other sources – churches, civic organizations, family, personal funds, etc. – for equipment, support of the sponsoring organization, materials and supplies, and other costs not covered by the Grant. A reasonable administrative fee by the sponsoring organization may be included.
The selection committee has an obligation to be good stewards of the funds that have been made available for the Deese Initiative Grant Program. The budget worksheet is intended to help you provide the selection committee with a detailed budget proposal. Therefore, please provide appropriate detail.