(Recorded Webinar) Non-Federal Share Match Requirement
Updated for COVID-19! Even in the midst of a pandemic, the rules of federal funding don't go away, but there is more flexibility in some areas. We updated our webinar to include new questions emerging under the ongoing public health emergency, including: Do Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds qualify as match? Can you get a waiver for match during a pandemic?
Head Start programs must provide at least 20% of their operating costs through in-kind donations or cash. These contributions must be used to support actual operations of the Head Start program and for expenses that the program would otherwise use federal funds for, if they were available. The “match,” or non-federal share, requirement has always existed, however, enforcement of it has recently increased. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure you are not only meeting your non-federal share requirements, but also providing adequate documentation. Failure to comply could result in a serious financial penalty.
This webinar will provide an overview of the non-federal share requirement, the most common ways that Head Start agencies meet their share requirements, and strategies for fulfilling documentation obligations. We will also cover answers to your most frequently asked questions, including:
- Which items and services count as match?
- Will we need match for our new summer program?
- How do you document matching share correctly?
- What is "overmatch" and why does it make sense to show it?
- Where are the most common (and not-so-common) mistakes made?
- CFOs, Finance Managers, and Finance Department Personnel
- Other Managers involved in Budgeting and Funds Management
- Head Start Leadership, including CEOs, COOs, CMOs
- Executive Directors / Head Start Program Directors
- Grant Managers, Specialists, and Administrators
- Program Officers
- Grant Officers
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify items and services your program can count as match
- Recognize how to document matching share
- Understand why showing "overmatch" makes sense
- Discuss common and not-so-common pitfalls to avoid
Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]
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Enrollments for this course are closed. If you are interested in this topic, please check out our upcoming webinar on Non-Federal Share/Match. The live webinar starts at 1 pm ET on Wednesday, May 26.
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