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Cost Allocation

Cost allocation is the process of assigning the shared cost of an item or service to two or more programs, and it's a key element of the Fiscal Management System. Organizations use cost allocation to ensure that costs are shared equitably across different funding sources and programs.

This Management Matters video presentation is designed to:

  • Discuss reasons for cost allocation
  • Deepen your knowledge of cost allocation
  • Define key cost terms
  • Describe a step-by-step process for developing a cost allocation plan

Presenters

Chris Barnes
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations

Irina Katz
Program Associate
National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations

Topic:Fiscal Management

Keywords:Cost allocation

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: March 14, 2018