About Matching Funds

The match share requirement is a one-to-one FFAR-to-awardee ratio. Therefore, for every dollar FFAR awards, the grantee or a third-party institution must contribute a newly dedicated, non-federal dollar towards the project costs. For example, if a proposal requests two hundred thousand ($200,000) of FFAR funds, the applicant or a third-party must be able to come up with an additional two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to match the request, for a grand total project budget of four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000).  The matching requirement allows FFAR to leverage our funds to fund more innovative research.

The matching funds PDF serves as a guideline for applicants to meet FFAR’s requirements for proposing, spending, documenting, and reporting the matching requirement.