Salary and fringe for staff working on the mobile market
Printing of marketing or recruitment materials
Cost for subsidizing food for sale to lower-income individuals
Costs associated with cooking demos or nutrition education
Incentives for community-members/volunteers to participate in advisory committees or other program related events
Capital expenditures for special purpose equipment (vehicles, mobile EBT reader, etc) are allowable as direct costs, provided that items with a unit cost of $25,000 or more, or that relate to a change in scope, have the prior written approval
Costs incurred for improvements which add to the permanent value of the buildings and equipment or appreciably prolong their intended life must be treated as capital expenditures (see Â§ 75.439). These costs are only allowable to the extent not paid through rental or other agreements.
Travel for program staff to engage in professional development related to mobile markets
Cost related to mobile market operations including merchant services, gasoline, boxes/bags, wholesale food purchasing for resale
Printing costs of newsletters, recipes cards or other education materials
Examples of Unallowable Expenditures
Prepared meals or alcohol for program staff
Capital expenditures for general purpose equipment, buildings, and land are unallowable as direct charges, except with the prior written approval.
Capital expenditures for improvements to land, buildings, or equipment which materially increase their value or useful life are unallowable as a direct cost except with the prior written approval