Budget Guidelines
A budget is required for every grant request and should detail the intended use of requested funds. The budget must illustrate a reasonable cost for the program activities being supported.

Generally, to support an educational activity, the LGO will consider funding the following types of expenses:
Educational content development
Honorarium for medical or scientific faculty (prefer CME/CE only)
Speaker travel (coach), reasonable expenses for lodging and meals (prefer CME/CE only)
Room rental and/or A/V equipment rental related to the educational portion of the program
Modest meal or refreshments for participants provided the group is larger than 50 and served as a buffet
Cost for CME/CE accreditation
Meeting-related expenses (must be detailed in budget)

Recipients receiving support may be required to complete post program budget reconciliation, submit any data required for state/federal reporting purposes such as Open Payments (Sunshine Act), and provide program outcomes.

The LGO will not fund budget line items such as, but not limited to, the following:
Meals for audiences with under 50 participants
Plated meals at any events or for any size audience
Entertainment
Gifts for faculty or organizers
First class airfare
Program registration fees, travel or expenses for participants
Salaries and benefits
Capital operating expenses such as office equipment, furniture, Infrastructure or facilities modifications.