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Establishing a New Recharge Center

A business plan to establish a recharge center must be submitted to the Budget Planning Committee for review.  The Cost & Compliance unit within the Department of Sponsored Projects and Property Administration can provide assistance with the development of a business plan to ensure that rates comply with established guidelines.  The request must be approved by the departmental business officer and by the Dean/Director of the College/Organization.  A sound business plan should include:

  • The recharge center name, physical location and purpose;
  • Description of the product or services to be provided to customers;
  • Listing of potential customers (University departments, federal grants and contracts, external users, etc.);
  • Estimated budget of the proposed recharge center, including:
    • Deficit funding source, if applicable; and
    • A copy of the proposed charge-out rates and the rate calculation;
  • Name(s) and phone number(s) of the person(s) responsible for financial administration of the recharge center; and
  • Anticipated start date.