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§646.30 What are allowable costs?
The cost principles that apply to the Student Support Services Program are in 34 CFR 74.27, 75.530, and 80.22, as applicable. Allowable costs include the following if they are reasonably related to the objectives of the project:
(a) Cost of remedial and special classes if—
(1) These classes are not otherwise available at the grantee institution;
(2) Are limited to eligible project participants; and
(3) Project participants are not charged tuition for classes paid for by the project.
(b) Courses in English language instruction for students of limited English proficiency if these classes are limited to eligible project participants and not otherwise available at the grantee institution.
(c) In-service training of project staff.
(d) Activities of an academic or cultural nature, such as field trips, special lectures, and symposiums, that have as their purpose the improvement of the participants' academic progress and personal development.
(e) Transportation and, with the prior approval of the Secretary, meals and lodging for participants and staff during approved educational and cultural activities sponsored by the project.
(f) Purchase, lease, or rental of computer hardware, software, and other equipment, service agreements for such equipment, and supplies for participant development, project administration, or project recordkeeping.
(g) Professional development travel for staff if directly related to the project's overall purpose and activities, except that these costs may not exceed four percent of total project salaries. The Secretary may adjust this percentage if the applicant demonstrates to the Secretary's satisfaction that a higher percentage is necessary and reasonable.
(h) Project evaluation that is directly related to assessing the project's impact on student achievement and improving the delivery of services.
(i) Grant aid to eligible students who—
(1) Are in their first two years of postsecondary education and who are receiving Federal Pell Grants under subpart 1 of part A of title IV of the Act; or
(2) Have completed their first two years of postsecondary education and who are receiving Federal Pell Grants under subpart 1 of part A of title IV of the Act if the institution demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Secretary that—
(i) These students are at high risk of dropping out; and
(ii) It will first meet the needs of all its eligible first- and second-year students for services under this paragraph.
(j) Temporary housing during breaks in the academic year for—
(1) Students who are homeless children and youths or were formerly homeless children and youths; and
(2) Students who are foster care youth.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-14)
[61 FR 38537, July 24, 1996, 75 FR 65793, Oct. 26, 2010]