Third party in-kind contributions are defined as the value of non-cash contributions provided by non- federal third parties. Third party in-kind contributions may be in the form of real property, equipment, supplies and other expendable property, and the value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to a grant project or program.
Project Directors must keep accurate records of all third-party non-cash contributions. This is done by completing the Third-Party In-kind Contribution Form that follows this page. The form can be filled out by the Project Director but must be signed by someone at the third party organization that is authorized to bind the third party. It is important that Project Directors obtain the actual value of services, rather than an approximation, as often as possible. This form serves as proof the College received the goods or services as a donation to a grant program in case of an audit. For assistance with the form, contact the Sponsored Projects Office.