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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Traditional Foundation Grant Agreement

SAMPLE LETTER #3: Traditional Foundation Grant Agreement   Foundation Letterhead (Date) Dear (Highest-Rated Applicant), I am pleased to inform you that The (Foundation name) has authorized a grant of $(amount) over (# of months or years) to (Highest-Rated Applicant) for (project name), an effort for which you are seeking funds from the US Department of […]

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Private-Sector Funder Commitment Letter

SAMPLE LETTER #2: Private-Sector Funder Commitment Letter (Contingent on receipt of i3 grant)   Private-Sector Entity Letterhead (Date) Dear (Highest-Rated Applicant), It is my pleasure to inform you that a grant of $(amount) has been authorized to (Highest-Rated Applicant). This grant is to be used to (grant purpose), as described in your proposal of (date). […]

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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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