Your Grant Budget – what does it look like to have 1099s and Subawardees at the table? What should you expect?

  • April 4, 2024

When it comes to grant budgets, having 1099s and subawardees at the table can add a layer of complexity. However, with proper planning and communication, it can also lead to a successful and efficient grant project.

First, let’s define what 1099s and subawardees are. A 1099 is a tax form used to report income for contractors or freelancers who are not considered W-2 employees. Subawardees are organizations or individuals who receive funding from a grant recipient to perform a specific part of the project.

Regarding budgeting, it’s important to include these parties in the planning process. This means discussing their specific roles and responsibilities, the timeline for their work, and the overall budget allocated for their portion of the project. It’s also important to establish clear communication channels and expectations for reporting and documentation before, during, and after the award.

In terms of expectations, grant recipients should expect 1099s and subawardees to adhere to the grant guidelines and requirements. This includes submitting timely and accurate reports, sticking to the budget and timeline, and complying with regulatory or compliance requirements.

As a grant recipient, it’s also essential to provide support and guidance to 1099s and subawardees throughout the project. This can include providing training or resources, answering questions, and ensuring they have the tools and information to perform their work effectively. Overall, having 1099s and subawardees at the table can be a positive addition to a grant project as long as clear communication, planning, and expectations are set from the beginning. By working together, grant recipients, and these parties can achieve their goals and deliver a successful project.

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