Cost-share (also called “match“) is the part of the federally-sponsored project or program that is not paid for by the federal government. “Cost sharing or matching means the portion of project costs not paid by Federal funds (unless otherwise authorized by Federal statute). See also § 200.306 Cost sharing or matching.” From 2 CFR Part 200 […]
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When it comes to federal grant management, these terms award, subaward and contract are NOT interchangeable. And when grant recipients AND funders and federal regulations seem to use them in that way it is SLOPPY communication.
Let’s look at the term “Award” for the purposes of federal grant recipients. A federal “award” means grants, cooperative agreements, cost reimbursement contracts and other agreements between the federal government and a non-federal entity such as a: State Government Local Government Indian Tribal Government Non-profit Organization Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Here is the definition […]
“It’s not fair!” This cry is not just for toddlers and politicians. The federal government also jumps in the mix when it comes to federal grants. The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) requires grant recipients to spread the federal dollars around to businesses that may have been shut out of federal spending in the […]
Join me March 8th, 2019 in celebrating International Grant Professional Day #IGPD! Can you say you have an international perspective when it comes to grants? I must say even though I work in the Federal grant realm, I wasn’t aware of the broad scope of people working around the world on grants until I started […]
Maybe I’m a dreamer, but I like to believe that it is rare that a grantee would intentionally misuse funds. However, without proper planning and documentation, an organization places itself at risk for misuse of funds. Prevention of these undesirable outcomes starts at the beginning of the grant application and writing process. Organizations that carefully construct […]