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

CU Boulder's cost share accountants assist with the following:

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

  • Help to determine if charges are allowable, allocable and reasonable
  • Create cost share reports for federal and state agencies
  • Provide certifications for invoicing

​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.

Resources You May Need

 Benefit Rates
F&A, GAIR & Fringe rates and history for Fund 10 manual calculations.

Cost Sharing Addendum
OCG Forms | Search for Cost Share Addendum and Instructions.

Fund Code Definitions
Fund codes, types and descriptions.

 In-Kind Cost Share Certification
For completion by individuals or organizations participating in UCB grant programs.

Participant Codes
Account codes used in PeopleSoft to differentiate costs.

Transfer Table
Shows funds that can transfer between each other.

eCFR | Title 2: Grants and Agreements​
Part 200 - Uniform administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements for federal awards.
Download OMB Cost Sharing only or OMB Participant Support only