Minnesota State Plan for Assistive Technology
Attachment 11: Allocation and Utilization of Funds
11.1 Tracking Expenditures
Describe planned procedures for tracking expenditures for activities described in sections 4(e)(2) and (3).
All departments of the State of Minnesota use the same Web based Minnesota Accounting and Procurement System (MAPS) to record and track income and expenditures. A coding system has been developed within MAPS to enable detailed accounting by reporting categories and types of expenditure. STAR will request separate reporting categories for State Level and State Leadership Activities under this grant and will code expenditures accordingly. At any time, a report can be obtained to monitor expenditures to assure that STAR is in compliance with the percentages and budget amounts as per the State Plan. It will be the responsibility of the STAR Director to monitor expenditures on a monthly basis. Indirect costs (less than 5%) are included in the overall budget.
11.2 Proposed Budget Allocations
Attach a budget containing proposed allocations for activities described in sections 4(e)(2) and (3).
The following are proposed budget allocations for State Leadership and State Level Activities for Year 2 of the project. These numbers will serve as an estimate only for Year 3 of this State Plan.
|Proposed Allocation||Distribution||Total Award Amount $397,860|
|Leadership Activities||95% (of 40%)||$151,186|
|Transition||5% (of 40%)||$7,958|
Within the above budget, STAR proposes to apportion funds for specific activities in the following manner. However, these numbers reflect a proposal only, and will serve as an estimate only for Year 3 of this State Plan.
|State Level Activities||Proposed Allocation|
|State Financing Activities||$0 (Comparability)|
|Device Reutilization Program||$50,000|
|Device Loan Program||$100,000|
|Device Demonstration Program||$88,716|
|State Leadership Activities||Proposed Allocation|
|Training and Technical Assistance Activities||$56,186|
|Public Awareness Activities||$70,000|
|Coordination and Collaboration||$25,000|