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Determining Non-Federal Match

Tools and Resources

Non-Federal Share Narrative

Explore this resource for valuable information about non-federal match. Learn about difficult fiscal issues such as contributions, disallowances, and documentation. Also, examine in-kind and volunteer services.

Documenting In-Kind Contributions

Learn more about how to accurately document in-kind expenditures. Keeping track of them helps programs keep an eye on financial "sweat equity.” Find tips that can support programs as they record non-federal match and in-kind contributions.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer hours must be calculated at the rates of other employees who perform similar work, such as a teacher’s aide or teacher’s assistant. Learn more about documenting in-kind contributions. Find helpful information about this important fiscal consideration.

Management Matters: Non-Federal Share

Volunteer hours must be calculated at the rates of other employees who perform similar work, such as a teacher’s aide or teacher’s assistant. Learn more about documenting in-kind contributions. Find helpful information about this important fiscal consideration.

Determining the Value of Donated Space

In this Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publication, find out how donors and appraisers assess the value of property, other than cash, that is given to qualified organizations. Learn more about how to determine the value of donated space.

Policies and Regulations

Federal financial assistance, non-federal match, and waiver requirements, 45 CFR § 1303.4

Learn more about the requirement that programs provide non-federal match for their grant awards. This regulation also outlines the preconditions for requesting a waiver of non-federal match.

Cost sharing or matching, 45 CFR § 75.306

This regulation describes the requirements for non-federal match contributions.

Head Start Act, Sec. 640(b)

This section of the Head Start Act provides the foundation for the regulation requiring a 20 percent non-federal match to the Head Start Grant.

Topic:Fiscal Management

Keywords:Non-Federal match

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: May 10, 2018