The Federal government recognizes that County Organizations incur identifiable overhead costs in support of grants and contracts.

Costs are categorized in two ways.  The first establishes support costs internal to individual departments within the County and the other identifies countywide support costs.

Central Service Cost Allocation: The Central Service Cost Allocation Plan identifies and distributes the cost of services provided by County support organizations (i.e., Budget, Auditor) to those County departments (Health, Sheriff, etc.) awarded grants or contracts as a flat county-wide central service rate. 

Departmental Indirect Cost Rates: Each department has a rate based on departmental administrative costs incurred within the organization.  Only costs not charged directly to grants are included in the departmental rates.

The following are the County's published Cost Allocation Plans

Cost Allocation Plans