Operational Budget

Montana Vets ~ Montana Waters, Inc.

Operational Budget

COSTS:

Although MV-MW plans to incur only nominal financial responsibility for the expenses directly attributable to the fishing trips and experiences for eligible veterans, it does intend to incur certain additional costs associated with those trips, such as: 

  • Purchase of sufficient fly rods, reels and fly line so that these items can be given, free of charge, to each veteran at the start of each fly fishing trip;
  • Reimbursement of each participating veteran for mileage or other reasonable transportation costs, both regular and specialized, associated with traveling to and from their homes to the sites of each float trip or other fly fishing events;
  • Purchase of basic fly tying equipment that MV-MW volunteers can use to teach fly tying to those eligible veterans who wish to become involved in this aspect of fly fishing;  
  • To cover expenses for incidental meals and lodging for veterans who, due to long distances between their homes and the sites of various trips and events, arrive the evening before the event or trip is scheduled to begin; that is, before contributed funds or in-kind donations begin paying for the meals and lodging provided by the participating guide or outfitter as part of the planned event; and
  • Finally, MV-MW must cover core administrative expenses such as; cell phone purchase and service, web site creation and hosting, stationary and business card costs, and costs associated with publicly recognizing all those who enable MV-MW accomplish its mission and achieve its goals.

Typical administrative expenses for each operating year:

 

Fly fishing rods, reels, & line

$ 4,000

Veteran mileage & transportation costs

$ 1,000

Fly tying equipment & materials

$ 700

Incidental excursion expenses

$ 500

Cell phone expenses

$ 700

Web site expenses

$ 500

Office supplies

$ 600

Advertising

$ 1,000

Liability insurance

$ 500

Miscellaneous expenses

$ 500

 TOTAL:

$ 10,000 

 

 


MV-MW currently has a long list of disabled veterans who have expressed a desire to take advantage of our services whenever they are available. MV-MW will gratefully accept any financial assistance that it receives to help meet the needs and expectations of these Montana Veterans. Thank you.