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Tools For Project Directors

The following information is provided to assist Project Directors with meeting the contractual obligations of grants awarded by the Northeast Center.  Sections are provided for Funding Acknowledgement Statement and Logo Requirements, Budget Revisions, Extension Requests, and Change of Project Director.  Please contact the Southern Center with any questions regarding this information.

  • Funding Acknowledgement Requirements

     

    While your grant has been awarded by the Southern Center, the funding is ultimately from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The regulations governing the use of these federal funds require that the following acknowledgment of support – and the two logos noted below – must be utilized on all promotional materials, presentations, media releases, and project materials developed for programming funded by this grant:

    Statement for 2016 and 2017 Awards:
    This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24228.

    In addition to the statement above, both the USDA-NIFA logo and Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center logo must be used on all printed materials, including those produced in electronic format. Please utilize whatever size best fits your printed/electronic material.

    To use the NIFA logo, please visit: http://nifa.usda.gov/resource/official-nifa-identifier and use the identifier “as-is” (refer to the webpage for specific details on formats).

     

    To use the Southern Center logo, right click on the logo below and “Save As” to your desktop or another file.

    SRMEC Logo

    An all-inclusive Funding Acknowledgement Image is also available that includes the statement and both logos: Download this Funding Acknowledgement Image for 2016 and 2017 Awards. Insert the image at full size on a separate slide for PowerPoint presentations, or feel free to utilize it in other documents.

  • Budget Revisions

     

    Please contact the Southern Center for consultation if you believe that a revision to your approved budget may be necessary.

     

    Please use the attached grant contract amendment form to request changes to your fully executed agreement.  Your requested revision(s) MUST be approved by the Center Director.  For questions on the contract amendment process, you may contact Erica Fields, SRMEC Project Manager (501) 671-2146 or efields@uaex.edu.

     

  • Extension Requests

     

    Beginning in 2015, all ERME projects have an 18-month period of performance with no option for an extension.

     

  • Change of Project Director

     

    The Project Director is responsible for the entire project. These responsibilities include project management, subcontracting, funds oversight, meeting project time schedules, reporting progress and submitting the final report. A change in project director designation requires approval from the Director of the Southern Center. The existing Project Director must send a letter to the Center Director requesting the change. Additionally, the newly designated Project Director must provide a letter which states his/her qualifications for assuming the responsibilities associated with the project and willingness to do so.

    The signed and dated letters must be written on the letterhead of the Project Director’s organization and addressed to:

    Ron Rainey
    Director, Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center
    2301 S. University Ave.
    Little Rock, AR 72204.

     

    Failure to notify the Center of a change in Project Director designation could result in payment being withheld and/or de-obligation of any unexpended funds remaining under the grant.

     

    Please use the attached grant contract amendment form to request changes to your fully executed agreement.  Your requested revision(s) MUST be approved by the Center Director.  For questions on the contract amendment process, you may contact Erica Fields, SRMEC Project Manager (501) 671-2146 or efields@uaex.edu.