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Typical Budget Categories for an Indigenous Guardian Program

Typical Budget Categories for an Indigenous Guardian Program

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WAGES AND CONTRACTS

  • Wages and benefits - Program manager, guardians, seasonal positions, interns, etc.
  • Contracts - Short-term contracts for guardians, technicians, professional services, other contract services (i.e. biologist, lab work, data storage, etc.)

TRAINING

  • Required Certifications - First aid, radio operator, swift water rescue, etc.
  • Additional Training - Monitoring, conflict resolution, communications, etc.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

  • Safety equipment -Radios, sat phone/InReach, first aid kit, life jackets, firearms, etc.
  • Field equipment -GPS, tablets, sampling equipment, digital camera, binoculars, etc.
  • Equipment storage - Rental lockers, storage units, moorage, shed, etc.
  • Program identification - Uniforms, logo, decals, flags, badges, business cards, etc.

TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL

  • Capital equipment - Purchase or lease of boats, trucks, skidoos, etc.
  • Fuel - Gas, diesel, propane, etc.
  • Transportation related - Transportation costs, helicopter/flight time, rental fees, etc.
  • Repairs and maintenance - Vehicle repairs, annual maintenance
  • Travel expenses - Travel/transport, food, lodging for meetings, overnight patrols etc.

OFFICE AND GENERAL

  • Office related - Rent, utilities, office furnishings, phones, computers, etc.
  • Insurance coverage - For equipment, vehicles, liability, etc.
  • Contingency funds - Unexpected expenses (replacement equipment, repairs, emergencies, etc.)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Community outreach - Community meetings and events, education materials, newsletters, web, etc.
  • Honoraria - For elder or community advisor involvement