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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The Seed Money Concept?

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SEED MONEY CONCEPT? For many years government funding was based upon a “seed money concept” of grant making. It enabled the federal government to help local organizations start programs by initially making a significant grant, providing funding for a few years, and gradually reducing the federal share of funding while increasing […]

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