The federal government is committed to covering 80% of the actual costs of Head Start program services. The requirement for a non-federal match to a Head Start grant reflects the partnership and commitment between the federal government and local community to support children and families served by the program. It is expected that local communities raise the other 20%. This course, comprised of three training sessions, uses interactive activities and real-world scenarios to explore non-federal match requirements.
To earn CEUs for completing this course, please take it through the Individualized Professional Development (iPD) Portfolio. The course name is the same: Management Matters: Non-Federal Match. It includes the three individual modules listed below.
Non-Federal Match: The Why, What, and How
In this training session, review the purpose of non-federal match, discuss the regulations guiding non-federal match costs, and review what costs are allowable.
Non-Federal Match: Valuing, Documenting, and Tracking
In this training session, learn how to value donated goods and services, find out how to document non-federal match, learn how to monitor the non-federal match budget to ensure you are on track to meet your match.
Non-Federal Match: Planning, Disallowances, and Applying for a Waiver
In this training session, consider ways to incorporate planning for non-federal match into other program planning activities and learn about waivers and disallowances.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Audience: Directors and Managers
Series: Management Matters
Last Updated: February 22, 2023