The following information is provided to assist Project Directors with meeting the contractual obligations of grants awarded by the North Central Center. Sections are provided for award management topics including Funding Acknowledgement & Logo Requirements, Invoicing, Budget Revisions, Extension Requests, and Change of Project Director. Please contact the North Central Center with any questions regarding this information.
While your grant has been awarded by the North Central Center, the funding is ultimately from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The regulations governing the use of these federal funds require that the following acknowledgement of support and logos be utilized in all promotional materials, presentations, media releases, and project materials developed for programming funding by this grant:
The USDA/NIFA logo and the North Central Extension Risk Management Education logo must both be used on all printed materials, including those produced in electronic format. Please utilize whatever size best fits your printed/electronic material.
To use the North Central Center logo, right click on the logo below and “Save As” to your desktop.
To use the NIFA logo, please visit: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/official-nifa-identifier and use the identifier “as-is”. Please refer to the webpage for additional formats and specific details.
An all-inclusive Funding Acknowledgement Image is available that includes the statement and both logos:
Insert the image at full size on its own slide for PowerPoint presentations, or feel free to utilize in other documents.
If space prevents the use of logos on your materials, the following statement should be used:
2020 and 2019 Projects: “Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Award Number 2018-70024-28586, and (list other funding sources if applicable).”
Please contact the North Central Center for consultation if you believe that a revision to your approved budget may be necessary. You may contact either Brad Lubben (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine Lockert (email@example.com). Justification for the change in budget and a revised budget will be required.
Beginning in 2015, all ERME projects have an 18-month period of performance with no option for extension.
The Project Director is responsible for the entire project. This includes project management, subcontracting, funds oversight, meeting project time schedules, reporting progress and submitting the final report. A change in project director designation requires approval from the Director of the North Central Center. The existing project director must send a letter to the Center Director requesting the change. Additionally, the newly designated project director must provide a CV and a letter which states his/her qualifications for assuming the responsibilities associated with the project.
The signed and dated letters must be written on the letterhead of the Project Director’s organization and addressed to: Dr. Bradley Lubben, Director, North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, 303 Filley Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0922. Failure to notify the Center of a change in Project Director designation could result in payment being withheld and/or de-obligation of any unexpended funds remaining under the grant.