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Extension Update – January 11, 2016   arrow

On Behalf of Bill Nobles:

2016 county certified budget is due. Please have these submitted by January 29, 2016 to your regional office. In addition, Jessi Fuentes sent the materials out below to be returned to regional offices by March 16, 2016.

Attached are the documents for the required annual reports:

  • Non-Appropriated Funds Annual Report
  • County Annual Financial Report
  • County Rental Value Report
  • Financial Report Addendum (New report discussed at CAD)

Please complete these forms and return one signed copy to your regional director no later than March 16th. I will ask that they keep a copy for their files and forward the originals to me. Please do not send copies directly to Jessi Fuentes. Only send one copy to your regional director. The data to be reported on the forms should represent actual expenditures, revenue or rental value for the calendar year 2015. The annual financial report should be signed by the county/area director and appropriate county official. The non-appropriated funds and rental value reports should be signed by the county/area director.

Also, in addition to the forms above, please include a copy of your County’s certified 2016 budget, if not already provided to the regional director.

For those of you who have a non-appropriated account I will also need a copy of the year end bank statement. The bank statement should match the total on the Non-Appropriated Funds Annual Report. If it does not please send me an explanation as to why they do not match.

Thanks for your help!

Jessi Fuentes

Forest Management for Colorado Ranchers Video

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Mileage reimbursement rate change

The State of Colorado has changed the mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicles used for work travel. The 2016 rate is $0.49 per mile. All travel in 2015 can still be reimbursed at $0.52, but all January 1 mileage and forward will be calculated at the new rate of $0.49. The single day/monthly travel reimbursement form on the website has been replaced.

Reporting 2016

All the PLT-funded projects submitted their reports on time and regional directors are reviewing them, along with budget reports. Proposals for program funding through PLT are due to Jan Carroll,, no later than February 1st.

According to Darrin Goodman, Colorado Planning & Reporting System (CPRS) is ready for individuals to create their Plans to Invest (PTIs) for 2016. The key to successful reporting is a good plan.  Please direct specific content questions to your Planning & Reporting Unit (PRU) leader(s) and technical questions to

You will submit your PTI to your supervisor for approval. Once it is approved, you may begin to report. Remember, everyone is expected to report by the 10th of the month, beginning no later than April 10th but I highly encourage you to start reporting after you have rolled over your plans for this year.

PLT Meeting

The next PLT meeting is face-to-face in Denver on February 17th at the Renaissance Hotel. It precedes the 25th Annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture the next day at the same location.