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3.3 Matching or Cost Sharing Requirements

Match Requirements

Matching or cost sharing means the portion of project costs not paid by Federal funds (unless otherwise authorized by Federal statute).?? See 2 C.F.R. ?? 200.29?? (definition of “cost sharing or matching”).?? Matching requirements vary across the different Department of Justice (DOJ) programs. Recipients should read the award announcement and award notice carefully to understand the specific match requirements applicable to their award. Recipients unclear about the match requirements for their awards should contact their grant manager. For general government-wide rules regarding match, see 2 C.F.R. ?? 200.306.

Any departure from the program guidelines must receive prior written approval from the DOJ grant-making component.

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Matching funds are restricted to the same use of funds as allowed for the Federal funds. If it is not allowable under the Federal award, it is not allowable as match.