Match Funds (Cost Sharing)
Grantees must provide a matching contribution each year. This may include funding from non-federal sources, volunteer hours, and other “in- kind” donations, such as office space and utilities.
Other federal funds may not be used as match. Items or funds that are used for match for another federally funded project may not be used as match. TCDD prefers that the amount of match increase each year of the project.
The percentage of match expected for non-poverty counties and for poverty counties is provided below. To view the match calculator, click here, zip file, 11 kb.
Poverty counties are counties in which at least 20% of the people in the county live in poverty. To view the list of poverty counties, click here, pdf file, 144kb.
- Non-poverty counties: Project activities located in counties not designated as federal poverty areas require matching resources equal to at least 25% of total project costs.
- Poverty counties: Project activities located in counties designated as federal poverty counties require matching resources equal to at least 10% of the total project costs.
Organizations that are awarded funding must apply for continuation funding each year. Continuation funding will not exceed the maximum per-year funding amount stated in the RFA. Continuation funding is based on the availability of TCDD funds and a review of:
- the project’s accomplishments,
- progress toward stated goals and objectives,
- management of funds,
- compliance with reporting requirements,
- the most recent program audit,
- findings of TCDD’s onsite reviews, if conducted, and
- development of methods through which sustainability will be achieved.
Continuation funding is not automatic and TCDD may choose not to award continuation grants. Continuation proposals are generally due approximately three months before the end of the grant year.