Each district is provided an annual operating budget, allocated directly from SCORE’s federal award, called the National Allocation to help cover SCORE-related district and chapter expenses for the fiscal year. District Directors allocate funds for district and chapter expenses between the district and the chapters, and all funds are available on a reimbursement basis or a direct payment to a vendor. The National Allocation funds are “restricted” as federal award funds. For more information about restricted funds, please see the following on the Support Center: Volunteer Leader Expense Quick Reference Guide, Use of Funds, Chapter Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP), or Federal Award Compliance Video and Quick Guide. In addition to the annual National Allocation, each chapter should have ongoing fundraising efforts to ensure that the chapter’s operations for 6 to 12 months are maintained.