Cost Proposal: How to Build the Budget

Cost Proposal: How to Build the Budget:

Dec 1 2017 - 9:00am - Dec 1 2017 - 5:00pm

Location: Washington , DC , United States


Shannon M. Meehan

Language: English


Day 1

Introductions, workshop objectives

RFA/RFP overview

  • Elements of a cost proposal

    Category based budget

    How to present a budget to US government

Group exercise

  • Examining an RFA

Cost Proposals: The components

  • Budget team role
  • Building the budget: cost estimation
  • Unit cost by type

Group exercise

  • Determining costs

Building the budget

  • Fixed costs

Group exercise

  • Determining fixed costs

Building the budget

  • Identify costs by activity and time

Group exercise

  • Build the costs

Evaluating the cost proposal: Common considerations

  • Budget narrative

Group exercise

  • Budget narrative

Budget review

Best practices review


Close of day


1120 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Hotel Information

1120 20th St NW 
Suite 520S (Building 1)
Washington DC 20036
The nearest Metro stop to the workshop is Farragut West on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines or Dupont Circle or Farragut North on the Red line. 

Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel/lodging arrangements. We have found that usually offers comparable or even lower rates than we are able to negotiate. We recommend attendees look for hotels in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Check out some suggestions for convenient hotels.