STOP Match Regulations
By statute, a grant made under the STOP Formula Grant Program may not cover more than 75% of the total costs of the project(s) funded. This includes any amount used by the state for
administrative costs. (42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-1(f).) The costs of projects for victim services or tribes for which there is an exception under 42 U.S.C. 13925(b)(1) do not count toward the total costs
of the projects. State governments may satisfy this match requirement with either cash or in-kind services and may require subgrantees, except victim service providers or tribes, to provide all or
part of the match.
The purpose of matching funds is to augment the amount of resources available to the project from grant funds and to foster the dedication of state, local, and community resources to the purposes of the project. The costs of activities counted as match must be directly related to the project goals and objectives. For example, if half of an advocate’s time is supported with grant funds, that advocate must track all of his or her time to demonstrate that 50% of it was devoted to the grant-funded project