What are examples of ineligible sources of match?
Some examples of ineligible cash match include:
- Mainstream benefits paid directly to program participants
- CoC Program funds
- Match funds already designated for another project
- Program participant savings (belong to participant, not program)
- Funds from other sources that are spent on ineligible CoC activities
Looking for definitions of the common CoC and ESG Program terms referenced throughout the Virtual Binders?
Virtual Binders Glossary
In-kind match must directly contribute to the project. Examples of ineligible in-kind match include:
- Routine volunteer contributions that would occur whether or not your project existed (e.g., ongoing volunteer gardeners that visit agency weekly)
- Routine operations and activities of program partners (e.g., volunteer contributions for a food pantry that does not provide food for the CoC funded project)
- “Potential” or “estimated” services and donations. The in-kind donation must have been made.
- Services that would otherwise not be eligible costs with CoC program funds such as bed linens or furniture that would become the property of the program participant.
- Services funded by funds that are disallowed from being used as match.
What if the match I committed in my CoC project application has changed?
If the source or amount of match has changed during the contract year, the recipient or subrecipient must document the actual source and amount of the match contribution in their project files and have it available for HUD review. In addition, any in-kind services can only count as match after a Memorandum of Understanding has been executed.