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Matching Requirements for Formula Grants 2010 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers’ Conference (NERAOC) Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin May 16 – 20, 2010 Session 45 . Matching for Formula Grants Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Session 45.

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Matching Requirements for Formula Grants

2010 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers’ Conference (NERAOC)

Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin

May 16 – 20, 2010

Session 45


Matching for Formula Grants Wednesday, May 19, 2010Session 45

Presenters: Brenda Barnett

Budget & Fiscal Specialist

& Patricia Myers,

Grant Specialist Team Leader


  • Congress appropriates an annual sum for formula grants.


Requirements for Matching of Formula Grants

  • States provide funds from non federal sources equal to the amount defined in legislation for the specific formula grant program.

  • Some grants have no matching requirements.


Matching of Funds Requirements


Matching Funds


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Matching Authorities

  • Hatch Regular Hatch Act 1887

  • Hatch Multi-State Hatch Act 1887

  • Smith-Lever 7 U.S.C§343 (e) (1) (e) (4)

  • Section 1444 NARETPA Section 1449 7 U.S.C. 3222D

  • Section 1445 7 CFR 3419.1

    7 CFR3419.6


FGO Guidance on Waivers

  • Frequency

    • Waivers should be submitted with the submission of the SF 424 Mandatory application in Grants.gov:

      • Initial: A pre-waiver may be granted when the institution recognizes that the State will be unlikely to satisfy the matching requirement (i.e., shortfall of matching funds) for the fiscal year.

      • Update/Final: A post-waiver may be granted when the institution knows the exact amount of the shortfall of matching funds for the fiscal year.


Hatch Regular & Hatch Multistate Waiver Criteria

  • Natural Disaster;

  • State and/or institution facing a financial crisis;

  • Demonstration of a good faith effort to obtain funds.


AREERA (Hatch Regular & Hatch Multistate)

  • AREERA (Section 105 & 204 Compliance)

    • Research or Extension Director may submit a letter to the NIFA Director requesting a waiver.

    • All LGI’s should submit a request for a waiver as soon as it is recognized that the State will be unlikely to satisfy the matching requirement.

    • Post waivers require LGI’s to provide an explanation and justification as to why the request was not made in the appropriate FY.


AREERA (Hatch Regular & Hatch Multistate)

  • AREERA Waivers (Cont.)

    • Waiver requests must indicate the name of the institution, type of requests (i.e. multistate extension or integrated), Appropriate FY, the basis for requests, (i.e., one or more of criteria), supporting justification, back-up documentation (i.e., newspaper articles and/or clippings; State budget projections), and amount.

    • All waivers are approved by the NIFA Director.


AREERA Waiver Criteria

  • Natural disaster, flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, or drought;

  • State/institution facing a financial crisis; and/or

  • Other similar circumstance.


Section 1444 – Extension ProgramSection 1445 – Evans AllenWaiver Criteria

  • Natural Disaster

  • State and/or institution facing a financial crisis

  • Demonstration of a good faith effort to obtain funds.


Hatch Regular & Hatch Multistate

  • Formula Grant Opportunity Waivers – SF 424 Mandatory Application

    • 1862 land-grant institutions in the insular areas of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas Islands, Virgin Islands, and the University of the District of Columbia.


AREERA (Hatch Regular & Hatch Multistate)

  • AREERA (Section 105 & 204 Compliance)

    • Research or Extension Director may submit a letter to the NIFA Director requesting a waiver.

    • All LGI’s should submit a request for a waiver as soon as it is recognized that the State will be unlikely to satisfy the matching requirement.

    • Post waivers require LGI’s to provide an explanation and justification as to why the request was not made in the appropriate FY.


Questions???

  • For information regarding formula grant waivers, please contact Brenda Barnett or Patricia Myers, Formula Grant Section, Awards Management Branch, Office of Extramural Programs via email at:

    bbarnett@nifa.usda.gov

    pmyers@nifa.usda.gov

    THANKS!


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