Sources of Matching Funds for Grant Applications
What does it mean to “match” or “cost share” funds? Any sponsor may require that a grantee “match” or “cost share” some portion or all of the funds that they provide. When a federal grant requires the grantee to match funds, there are standard regulations that govern what can be counted as match and how these funds must be documented.
Additionally, grant agreements may specify what sources of matching funds can be used and the degrees to which types of matching funds are allowed. Simply put, “match” or “cost share” is the non-federal share of costs that the grantee or the grantee’s partners are required to contribute to accomplish the purposes of the grant. This session will explore potential matching options for grant applications.
Presenters: Lori Kaser and Pam Schlegel from the Grant Development Support Unit