Federal Grants: How to Calculate Local Match

Some federal grants provide a portion of the total funds necessary to operate a project and require recipients to match the federal share of funding with local support (matching funds). The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provided instructions and examples to applicants in a recent competition on how to calculate the amount of match […]

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Can a Federal Agency Cancel a Grant Program?

The Department of Education has canceled 19 previously scheduled discretionary grant programs for the current fiscal year, FY 2011 — programs totaling $124.69 million. This is sad news for the organizations and grant writers who have invested time preparing applications for the programs. Can federal agencies do this—cancel a program after it has been officially […]

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Preparing for Federal Cutbacks in Spending

The new Congress convened in January amid cries heard round the Capitol calling for federal spending cuts. Experts are predicting federal funding will remain constant this year, and reductions will occur in 2012. If they have not started already, organizations receiving government funding can begin preparing for cutbacks. Agencies that are the direct recipients of […]

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