50 CFR 80.96 - May an agency use Federal funds without using match?
(a) The State fish and wildlife agency must not draw down any Federal funds for a grant-funded project under the Acts in greater proportion to the use of match than total Federal funds bear to total match unless:
(3) The project is not at the point where it can accommodate an in-kind contribution.
(b) If an agency draws down Federal funds in greater proportion to the use of match than total Federal funds bear to total match under the conditions described at paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) of this section, the agency must:
(1) Obtain the Regional Director's prior approval, and