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Cost Share Question -Reply William Campbell 20 Sep 1999 13:08 EST

Laurie, I think the federal rule is irrelevant.  In my state, at least, the
auditors would reject the double use of match for any two projects, regardless
of the source of the funds or the target of the proposal.  Think about it--if
matching funds are real, as we always argue that they are, then we have to
treat them the same as cash.  That is, they must be auditable in the same way.
Given that, double-dipping is clearly disallowed.

Perhaps I misunderstood.  If you are proposing that you use $70,000 of the
federal grant (i.e., cash from your grant) as match for a state grant, I see no
problem.  I would probably double check with the state's program officer first,
but--once again, in my state--most would welcome that sort of infusion of
federal cash into the programs they administer.

Regards, Bill Campbell
Director, Grants & Research
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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