Applicants may use the indirect cost calculated on their cost share amount and include that as part of their cost sharing contribution. If the applicant claims a rate higher than the current rate, they must provide justification for the higher rate. The higher rate may only be applied to the applicant’s cost sharing contribution, not to the requested grant amount
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Budget and Cost Sharing
A minimum 10% match of DHP grants funds is required for all project types. The matching requirement may be met through the institution's own resources, private sources, other government sources, and/or in-kind services. Other funds may be used to support, and not duplicate, services and resources currently provided.
Is the percentage of Cost Sharing required for a project calculated using the total cost of the project or using only the requested grant amount?
The percentage of Cost Sharing (10% for all projects) is calculated using the total cost of the project. For example, if your total project costs are $15,000, your grant request would be $13,500 and your cost sharing requirement would be $1,500.
If my organization's trustees work on the project, can their time be allocated as part of our Cost Sharing?
Yes. The time that your organization’s trustees donate to the project can be considered part of your Cost Sharing contribution.
Is a donation to our institution that is not designated for a specific function or project, but subsequently would be allocated to the proposed project, be considered part of our Cost Sharing contribution?
Yes. Your Advisory Committee’s time may be allocated to your cost sharing as long as committee members volunteer their time and their activities are directly related to the project. Advisory Committee members' mileage to attend meetings, if paid by the members, may also be used as part of the cost share.
The answer to this question depends on whether the employee is paid with grant funds or by your institution.
The consultant's travel between project-related sites is an additional expense and should be included and justified on the Travel Expenditure Form (Code 46).