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I am preparing the FS-10-F for a grant and realized that we made expenditures in the travel budget category without getting approval from SED. Can we claim funds in a category without approval?

Agencies may claim up to $1,000 without prior approval in supplies and materials, travel, purchased services, BOCES purchased services, and minor remodeling. All expenditures in salaries, equipment, and indirect costs must have prior approval. Agencies may claim expenditures in any approved category that are $1,000 or 10% more (whichever is greater) than the approved amount, as long as the total amount of the expenditures does not exceed the approved budget total. Of course, all expenditures must be allowable and consistent with the grant activities authorized by SED.