Cost share covers the additional contributions/support toward a project/award not funded by the sponsor. Cost share includes both mandatory and voluntary commitments.

CU Boulder's cost share accountant assists with the following:

  • Reviews cost shares to ensure CU Boulder is in compliance with federal statutes, regulations, CU policies and procedures, and terms and conditions of the award
  • Monitors all cost shares

  • Helps to determine if charges are allowable, allocable and reasonable
  • Creates cost share reports and certifications for federal, state and private awards

​Participant Support Costs

Participant support is a portion of the award specifically created by the sponsoring agency to enrich learning experiences. Monitoring is completed by the cost share accountant on a quarterly basis to ensure expenses meet the participant support guidelines, and specifically the restrictions, contained in the terms and conditions of participant award.

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