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The unallowable costs under the Indianapolis Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, noted below are meant to be used as a guide to develop projects and assist in budget development for your Neighborhood Grants Program.

This list is NOT intended to be inclusive
If you have questions about allowability, please direct your questions to grants@inrc.org.

Items Generally Not Allowable with Federal ARPA Funds:
• Clothing for general use
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tobacco products
• General use gift cards that allow for the purchase of unallowable items (i.e. A grocery store gift card, since alcohol and tobacco can be purchased with these cards)
• Attorney fees
• General operations support that are not related to the grant project
• Food for events and meetings
• Entertainment costs
• Fines and penalties
• Taxes and interest
• Lobbying costs
• “Stipends” for individuals
• Multi-year annual maintenance costs that go beyond the grant term
• Gym memberships
• Fundraising costs
• Automobiles and other large assets that would be for general use by the organization
• Incentives, rewards, prizes, trophies, and promotional items