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Employee Benefits (Code 80)

Calculate the proposed employee benefits using your local government’s fringe benefits rate, rather than itemizing the individual benefits. The eGrants system requires a benefits rate in order to calculate the amount requested for employee benefits. The rate for project personnel must be the same as those used for other government personnel. 

Eligible Expenditures

  • Employee benefits payable to professional staff and support staff identified in Code 15 and Code 16, respectively
  • Benefits equal to no more than 35% of the salaries for professional and support staff positions supported by grant funds

Ineligible Expenditures

  • Benefits in excess of 35% of salaries, unless you provide convincing justification for requests in excess of this limit. Such evidence includes the fact that the rate for benefits for project personnel is the same as for other government personnel.