Are the research activities that will be funded part of the proposed work for the Phase I, or can they be seen as research activities that are generating preliminary data/support and will be finished before the start of the Phase I R&D? Ideally, these would be wrapped up before the Phase I, and can be described in your preliminary data section.
The project description should definitely indicate clearly where and how these funds are used in connection with the proposed Phase I work. This is to ensure that there is no “double” funding of research activities. You should also include these funds in your “Current and Pending Support” documentation.