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Alcohol

Depending on the particular circumstances under which the expenses are incurred, charges for alcohol, meals and entertainment will be treated as either:

  • Reimbursable entertainment expenses incurred in the course of conducting business, none of which are allowable as either a direct or indirect expense of federally sponsored projects.
  • Reimbursable business expenses, most of which are allowable as either a direct or indirect expense of federally sponsored projects but some of which are not.
  • Non-reimbursable personal expenses.

Note: The federal government has mandated that no alcohol may be charged as either a direct or indirect expense of federally sponsored projects. This mandate means that under no circumstances should alcohol be charged directly to a federal grant or contract account. Alcohol charges must always be charged separately to natural classes.

Last Updated: 5/18/10