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Expenditure Guidelines

Schools are required to:

  • Record all expenditures on the S4SD Expense Tracking Form
  • Keep and turn in all receipts at the end of the campaign
  • Seek approval from a S4SD project manager for any single expenditure over $200
  • Return funding if the school is unable to follow through with campaign proposal

Acceptable expenditures
Funds may be used to purchase items such as:

  • Posters
  • T-shirts
  • Bracelets
  • Yard signs
  • Bumper stickers
  • Contests, such as posters, slogans, etc. - must be traffic safety-related
  • Meals/snacks for your team - may not exceed $150 total food expenses
  • Production cost of public service announcements
  • Gift cards for prize giveaways, up to $25 each - may not exceed $200
  • Video cameras, projectors, or other electronics or equipment necessary for the project - may not exceed $175

Unacceptable expenditures
Funds MAY NOT be used to purchase items such as:

  • Cash prizes or monetary rewards to individuals
  • Support of "all-night" or "lock-in" type party/dance/event
  • "Mock" car crash or production company events
  • Any purpose that is illegal
  • Paid media/advertising
  • Meals for large groups
  • Lobbying of elected officials
  • Scholarships
  • Post-prom events
  • Attending seminars, conference booths, or training events
  • Events or single purchases over $200 (without prior approval)

REMINDER: schools may not solicit monetary donations or supplement campaign funding with school funds. In-kind contributions and uncompensated volunteers are permitted.