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Matching or Cost Sharing Requirements

Match Requirements

Matching requirements vary across Office of Justice Programs (OJP) programs. Funds provided for a match must be used to support a federally funded project and must be in addition to (and therefore supplement) funds that would otherwise be made available for the stated program purpose. For example, in the case of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance formula awards, the program area would be law enforcement. Match for a block/formula award program is to be provided on a project-by-project basis, unless otherwise stated in the program guidelines.

Any departure from the program guidelines must receive prior written approval from OJP.

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Match is restricted to the same use of funds as allowed for the Federal funds. If it is not allowable under the Federal award, it is not allowable as match.