Demystifying matching and cost sharing on your federal grants

Webinar • Wednesday, August 16, 2023 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

“We’ll help you if you help yourself.” The sentiment is as old as philanthropy. One way that it manifests itself these days is in the federal requirements for recipients (and sometimes subrecipients) to provide a nonfederal share of the resources needed to carry out a grant program or project.

Requirements that limit federal participation in the total cost of a federal award mean that awardees have to find and use nonfederal resources that meet a variety of underlying conditions. Failure to do so can have what auditors call a “direct and material effect” on how much money you’ll get to keep when your grant or subgrant is settled up. So, understanding how to handle your nonfederal share is a critical element of grants management success.

During this webinar, you’ll gain knowledge of the key statutory and regulatory policies that address matching and cost sharing and how to use them. You’ll get answers to these, and other, questions:

  • Matching or cost sharing — What’s the difference?
  • “Hard match” vs. “soft match”; “Cash vs. in-kind” — What do these terms really mean?
  • When does the term “leveraging” enter the picture?
  • What conditions have to be met so that nonfederal resources are acceptable?
  • Which management policies apply to use of the nonfederal share? Which ones don’t?
  • What are the standards for documenting matching or cost sharing?
  • What tools can we use to value third party in-kind contributions?
  • How do requirements for maintenance of effort or earmarking affect the nonfederal share?
  • What are the consequences if you mess up?
  • Can a nonfederal shortfall be fixed and, if so, how?

Join Bob Lloyd, Principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor™, for this timely, in-depth briefing.


  • Finance directors
  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Accounting staff
  • Program  managers
  • Principal investigators
  • Internal auditors
  • External auditors

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Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

Allowable Charges

The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor™ are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. The cost principles issued by OMB under its uniform guidance (and applicable to all types of awardees) state, “The cost of training and education for employee development is allowable” (2 CFR 200.472).

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