Resources for Financial Management

Fiscal management is directly related to successful outcomes for children, families, and programs.  Effective fiscal management is key to operating a successful Head Start program. Explore the resources on this page to learn more about financial management.

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.

The Why, What, and How of Non-Federal Share Match

This is the session 1 of the three-part Non-Federal Share Match resource on the Management Matters. It covers the purpose of non-federal match, regulations that guide non-federal share costs, and allowable costs.

Valuing, Documenting, and Tracking Non-Federal Share Match

This is the session 2 of the three-part Non-Federal Share Match resource on the Management Matters. Learn about how to value donated goods and services, how to document non-federal share match, and how to monitor non-federal match budget.

Planning for Non-Federal Share Match

This is the session 3 of the three-part Non-Federal Share Match resource on the Management Matters. Learn about incorporating planning for non-federal share match into all program planning activities, and disallowances and waivers.

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.