- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The Executive Working Group is continuing to direct USDA Smith-Lever funding to support program development for advisors, academic coordinators, academic administrators and program representatives serving in county-based programs, statewide programs, research and extension centers and ANR support units.
These funds will be allocated to accounts for FY 2011-12 under the direction of county directors and directors of appropriate units. They will allocate $1,000 per advisor, academic coordinator and academic administrator and $500 per program representative, regardless of their position’s funding source.
Use of these funds will be approved by each county director or unit head. These funds are to be used in broad support of program development expenses such as specialized equipment (including computers, peripherals and software as appropriate), travel to professional meetings, conference registration, seminars and in-service trainings.
Additionally, beginning July 1, 2011, these funds may be used in support of membership fees in professional societies (See ANR Administrative Handbook Section 202, Memberships in Organization at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/files/120464.pdf).
Funds will be transferred by the Business Operations Center to program development accounts assigned to each county director and unit head to manage, allocate and approve expenses. Funds must be spent and recorded on the UC account ledgers by June 30, 2012, in accordance with fiscal closing deadlines.
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