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What is a one- or two-word phrase that means "to fund the totality of a program: staff, office space, supplies, and program funding" that is often used in grant applications?

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"Fund the total project cost" seems to be quite widespread. –  Andrew Leach Jul 12 '13 at 19:28
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Perhaps fill your boots is the expression you are looking for. Although officialdom is seldom so honest. –  Brian Hooper Jul 12 '13 at 20:57
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I think to underwrite more often means to bear the costs of any funding shortfall that may arise if other sources of funds prove inadequate. –  FumbleFingers Jul 12 '13 at 21:10
    
Such questions (help me remember the word I forgot) are not constructive. –  MετάEd Jul 13 '13 at 15:18

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In the grant writing I have done we often referred to direct and indirect services. "Direct" might be the assigned staff person and "indirect" a portion of the light bill. One possibility might be to say something like "the grant will fund all direct and indirect services provided."

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It sounds like you are seeking funding for "all operating expenses" (as opposed to capital expenditures).

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Total costs include dirct and indirect costs (which are described here).

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