Allowable Sources for State Matching Funds
This policy memorandum is intended to provide guidance concerning allowable sources for the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) state matching funds.
Questions continue to be raised regarding the allowability of counting certain types and sources of moneys toward the FMNP matching funds requirement. This memorandum is intended to clarify the regulatory match requirement, and to provide examples of the various types of sources that are allowable for meeting this requirement.
FMNP state agencies have historically used a variety of sources within the parameters of the regulatory definition to meet this requirement. These sources fall into five broad categories: state and local funds, private funds, in-kind contributions, similar-program funding, and program income. Attachment I provides a brief description of each type of match source, as well as examples of allowable, and in some cases unallowable, match sources within each category. Please note that these examples do not comprise an exhaustive list of possibilities.
Simply put, funds that do not derive from one or more of these stated sources cannot be counted toward the required match. State agencies should contact the appropriate Regional Office for assistance if the match source does not fall readily into one of these categories.
PATRICIA N. DANIELS
Supplemental Food Programs Division