In stating the purpose of Even Start Family Literacy, the Statute indicates that programs "
shall be implemented through cooperative projects that build on high-quality existing community resources to create a new range of services." To do so, the partnership must access in-kind funds from the local community to match the support provided by federal funds. During the course of the project, the amount of the local match will increase. The local partnership must carefully manage its federal funding and continually strive to secure services from a wide range of sources, thereby increasing its local in-kind funding.
In managing the project funding, program administrators must understand which expenditures are allowed under the statute and ensure relevant New York State regulations are followed. Coordinators ensure that budget allocation reflects the educational needs of families and oversee allocation of expenditures.