Non-Federal Share Narrative

Find information about Non-federal matching information and explanations of difficult fiscal issues such as contributions, disallowances, documentation, in-kind, and volunteer services. Head Start administrators and grantees may use this helpful information to guide their work.

Non-Federal Share

The requirement for a non-federal share match to a Head Start or Early Head Start grant reflects the partnership and commitment between the federal government and local community, and for the young children and families served in the program.

Fiscal Management

Fiscal management is one of the 10 Head Start management systems. It is key to operating an effective and high-quality Head Start or Early Head Start program. This Management Matters presentation uses interactive activities and supporting materials to focus on practical steps for building and strengthening the partnership between program and fiscal leaders.

Use of Program Income Alternatives

This publication provides a chart listing four uses of Program Income Alternatives with detail explanations and use. Grantees or delegate agencies will find this chart useful when deciding or making decisions on the use of program income.

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

The HHS Grants Policy Statement identifies fraud, waste, and abuse of grants funds that includes embezzlement, misuse or misappropriation of property, and false statements by organizations or individuals. Grantees will find this information helpful in preventing financial abuses in their programs.

Publication 4221, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations

The IRS has published an easy-to-use brochure that contains the information most tax-exempt organizations need in order to obtain and maintain their status. Grantees will find this information beneficial to their organizations. It provides references to other IRS publications and forms. It also provides special telephone numbers organizations can call for help on more complex issues.