Federal Funds Office (FFO)

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F) Federal Funds Office (FFO) is responsible for maximizing federal revenue and minimizing compliance risks associated with federal grants in the Commonwealth.

Overview of the Federal Funds Office

About the Federal Funds Office

The Federal Funds Office (FFO) provides information about federal funds provided to the Commonwealth, including: 

  • Federal funds provided to the Commonwealth in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, such as the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CvRF) and the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF); 

  • Federal funds distributed to municipalities and school districts;

  • FFO’s role in compliance for federal funds, including compliance resources for municipalities and state agencies; and

  • Federal infrastructure grants, such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

As the federal government issues guidance and as the priorities change, A&F adapts its strategy for allocating funds in order to maximize the amount of federal funds available to the Commonwealth. Some of the work associated with maximizing federal revenue happens retrospectively: an expense is incurred and allocated to an available state or federal funding source, but it may be reallocated later if a more appropriate funding source is identified. Spending may be reallocated between different federal funding sources, or between federal sources and state sources. Factors that A&F considers in matching spending with funding sources include eligibility rules, spending deadlines, the availability of new funding sources, and compliance risks.

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