Central Weights and Measures Association



Scholarship Training Funds

CWMA Scholarship Training Funds Application

Central Weights and Measures Association Scholarships are available for a maximum of $300/per training/per jurisdiction, with a maximum of $600/per year/per state jurisdiction.  County and city jurisdictions should contact their state Office of Weights and Measures regarding availability of funds.

Policies:

  • CWMA scholarship funds will only be used for training related to weights and measures.
  • The fund year will run from July through June 30.
  • Attendees must be a member of CWMA.
  • Must demonstrate a need for attendance.
  • Travel must be in the most cost efficient manner.
  • The CWMA A&P Committee will approve all applications for scholarship funds.
  • Only those expenses outlined in this policy, or pre-approved by the CWMA A&P Committee will be reimbursed.
  • Approval of training funds may be based on need, funds available, and fairness to other jurisdictions.
  • The amount of the scholarship funds awarded will not exceed the cost of attendance.
  • The maximum allowed funds is $300/per training, with a $600 maximum per state jurisdiction. (see policy #8)
  • Receipts will be required for all submitted expenses except for those covered in the daily per diem.

Scholarship Training Funds Reimbursement

CWMA Scholarship Reimbursement Form

Transportation:

  • Private vehicles may be used for travel when cost proven beneficial.
  • The maximum amount which can be reimbursed will not exceed the cost of airline travel to the same destination.
  • Rates for reimbursement will be in accordance with IRS established rates based on actual miles driven.
  • Airline travel will be coach fares.
  • Travelers should take advantage of discounts whenever possible.
  • Reasonable ground transportation will be reimbursed.

Lodging:

Travelers are responsible for making and canceling reservations.  If lodging is arranged other than prearranged group rate, government rates must be requested.

Meals and Incidentals:

The cost of meals and incidental expenses such as tips and phone calls will be reimbursed through a daily per-diem at a rate established by the CWMA A&P Committee.  No receipts will be required for those expenses.

  • Adjustments must be made in the daily per diem to reflect actual meals required.
  • Breakfast should not be submitted on the first day unless leaving home before 6:00 a.m.
  • Dinner should not be submitted on the last day unless returning home after 7:00 p.m.
  • Meals should not be submitted if they are provided to the traveler at no cost through organized activities.

Rate Schedule:

  • Private Vehicle Mileage Rate: according to the current IRS mileage rate schedule
  • Daily Per Diem: $30/per day
  • Per Diem Adjustments:
- Breakfast:  $7.50
- Lunch:  $7.50
- Dinner:  $15
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