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Conferences, Meetings, and Training Activities

Unallowable costs include:

  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Visas
  • Passport Charges
  • Bar Charges/Alcoholic Beverages
  • Laundry Charges
  • Lodging costs in excess of State per diem: For events of 30 or more participants that are funded with a CVAD award, if lodging costs exceed the State per diem, none of the lodging costs are allowable.
  • Food and beverage costs are rarely allowable. See specific Fund Source chapter for more information.
  • Gifts/Trinkets/Memorabilia/Commemorative Items: Trinkets (items such as hats, mugs, portfolios, t-shirts, coins, gift bags, etc., regardless of whether they include the conference name or OJP/DOJ or CVAD logo) must not be purchased with DOJ or CVAD funds as giveaways for conferences. Basic supplies that are necessary for use during the conference (e.g., folders, name tags) may be purchased.
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