The EXCITE Newsletter: April 7th, 2021

We are initiating this weekly communication to provide an inclusive and concise update on important happenings related to Immunization Education.  We will include workshops, resources, requests, and updates through this format.  We are EXCITED to share this information with you.

EXCITE Activity 2 Pilot Project Application Workshop

April 21 or April 22, 2021 (Choose One)

2 PM – 4:30 PM ET


Project teams are strongly encouraged to join EXCITE for the Activity 2 Pilot Project Application Workshop on either April 21st or April 22nd, 2021 from 2 PM – 4:30 PM ET.


The purpose of this workshop is to help teams create informed, strong, viable pilot project proposals for EXCITE Activity 2. We want you to be successful by embracing diverse targeted audiences, diverse interventions/programs, and diverse geographies. Learn More & Register Here. 

Pre-Decisional Activity 1 Application Consulting Workshops

April 13, April 20, April 27, 2021

4 PM – 5 PM ET


These consulting workshops will run on Tuesdays from 4 PM – 5 PM ET throughout April, 2021, and anyone that is needing assistance with the Pre-Decisional Activity 1 Application can join at anytime. Register Here

Important Updates

What Items Can Be Included in the Budget?

Thank you to those that attended the EXCITE application consult session yesterday. It was exciting for us to hear about what you are considering for Activity 1. You asked some great questions.

One in particular deserves some great clarification and that is around what items can be included in the budget. While Extension Foundation has few limitations on the budget items, you will have to operate within your approved expenditures within your institutions grants and contracts offices.  We discussed items such as gift cards, food, medical equipment etc.  There is nothing precluded in the grant that we are aware of, however, you will want to check on allowable expenditures within your grant and contracts office.  For example, at my institution we are not able to provide food or eating at any of our outreach events (that is our institution COVID ruling at present). Your institution may have other restrictions, for example on amounts and abilities to provide gift cards. In summary, be sure to work through the proposed budget with your institutions grants and contracts offices as another check point on allowable expenditures.

We standby ready to help you in your application for Activity 1.  Our goal is to help everyone submit a successful application.  Thanks for your involvement in this effort.