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 […]
federal grant training
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.
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 […]
In our last post, we looked at 6 questions you should ask to tell how safe your federal grant is from conflicts of interest. In today’s post, we’ll look at what you can do to reduce the risk of a conflict of interest affecting your organization and your federal funding. Here are 5 Ways to Reduce the […]
No one wants to think the “unthinkable” could happen at their organization. But the fact is waste, fraud, and abuse of grant funds happens every day across the $600+ billion in federal grants awarded each year. So how can you avoid becoming a victim of grant fraud? The first step is being aware of the […]
Grant management (especially since the new Uniform Guidance happened) is not just about doing everything right-it also can involve steering your organization clear of those nasty situations that can lead you astray. Here are eight of my most common-but completely avoidable grant mistakes: Before You Get the Grant: 5 Warning Signs of Grant Fraud According to the […]