This is a straightforward budget example that lists costs associated with four basic expenditure categories: staffing, materials and supplies, equipment and travel.
This format includes columns for the budgeted amount, amount [spent], and amount remaining which is helpful for managers tracking the expenditures. The expenditure category format may not be as helpful as the cost-per-activity format in illustrating the budget implications of an evaluation design. When budgeting for a complicated evaluation design, or if adjustments in budget and evaluation design are required during planning, you may consider the cost-per-activity budget matrix.
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Institute (2009). Create a Budget. Evaluation Toolkit. Retrieved June 28, 2012, from http://toolkit.pellinstitute.org/evaluation-guide/plan-budget/develop-a-...