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Budget and Cost Sharing

Can we use our Indirect Cost as part of our cost sharing contribution?

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

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.