In accepting an award, the applicant assumes an obligation to expend grant funds for the purposes set forth in the application and consistent with the project budget. The grantee is further obligated to administer the award according to the policies governing the Small Grants Program of the Oregon ACNM Affiliate. Duration of grants is 1 year and may be renewed for up to a total of two years at discretion of the SG committee/Affiliate Board.
An applicant has responsibility for the conduct of the proposed project, supervises such associates or assistants as required, and is responsible for the financial reporting of the grant.
2. CONTINUATION OF SUPPORT
Continuation of support can be obtained only upon submission of a new and complete application. The Oregon ACNM Affiliate will consider continuing support of a project within the regular procedures of application review.
3. EARLY TERMINATION
By the Applicant: A grant may be terminated at any time upon written notification to the Oregon ACNM Affiliate. If terminated before completion a final Expenditures Report must be submitted with a payment for any unspent balance as soon as as possible.
By the Oregon ACNM Affiliate: A grant may be terminated by the Oregon ACNM Affiliate at any time within the project period because of noncompliance by the grantee with the terms of the grant. Upon notification by the Oregon ACNM Affiliate of termination, a final Expenditures Report must be submitted with a payment for any unspent balance, as well as a progress report of the work accomplished to date.
4. PROGRESS REPORTS
For projects of six months duration or less, the applicant is required to submit a brief progress report of work accomplished upon completion of the proposed project. For projects of more than six months duration, the applicant is required to submit a brief progress report of work accomplished every six months, with a final report due at the completion of the project. A request for the final report will be sent to the applicant.
5. USE OF GRANT FUNDS
Funds may be rebudgeted, however any rebudgeting action in excess of 15% of a particular line item shall require prior written approval from the Oregon ACNM Affiliate. Expenditures and obligations, however, must be limited to the amount awarded for each fiscal period.
II. OTHER CONDITIONS
1. ETHICAL STANDARDS
No projects involving human and/or animal experimentation will be considered.
2. MALPRACTICE LIABILITY
The Oregon ACNM Affiliate will not assume any responsibility for malpractice suits arising from projects performed by the applicant.