Before a federal grant, contract or cooperative agreement exceeding $100,000 can be awarded, the recipient must certify that:
- no appropriated funds were or will be expended to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, and officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with a specific award: and,
- disclose certain information if recipient has used or intends to use non-appropriated funds for lobbying activities by an individual not regularly employed by the applicant. All disclosures about activities with non-appropriated funds must be updated quarterly. The language of this certification is to be included in all award documents at all tiers and subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly.
No appropriated funds will be expended for lobbying activities and use of non-appropriated funds for lobbying activities must be disclosed.
- Each employee submitting a proposal for external funding must certify via the Project Information Navigation System (PINS) the following: ” To the extent I am aware that any agent of the University has engaged in lobbying the federal government in securing the funding for which this application represents such efforts have been coordinated through or I will inform the NC State Office of Federal Affairs.” This and all certifications and representations are available for viewing [Representations and Certifications]:
- When issuing a subcontract to a second tier subrecipient from federal funding, the following statement shall be referenced and certification therewith acknowledged as outlined in the subcontracting procedures: “Subrecipient, by signing the SN incorporating these Terms and Conditions, certifies its compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements listed below. Subrecipient agrees to immediately report to NCSU any change in its compliance status. Subrecipient must flow these requirements down to any lower tier subaward recipients as appropriate. See Appendix B of the Federal Demonstration Partnership Operating Procedures (www.nsf.gov) for a complete description of the following: (CFR is “Code of Federal Regulations”, USC is “United States Code”, E.O. is Executive Order): …X.2 – Prohibitions against lobbying as set forth in 31 USC 1352 and 18 USC 1913. “
- North Carolina State Lobbying laws are addressed by the General Counsel. Office information pertinent thereto is found at: http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/legal_topics/ethics/State_Ethics_and_Lobbying_Laws.php.
- Federal lobbying must be disclosed to the Office of Federal Affairs pursuant to the UNC Board of Governor’s policy regarding disclosure of lobbying activities.
- UNC Board of Governor’s Regulation on Contact with Covered Federal Officials
- Prohibitions against lobbying as set forth in 31 USC 1352 and 18 USC 1913.
- NSF Grant Manual Transmittal Memorandum No. 2 (February 20,1990), Section 319, P.L. 101-121 (31 U.S.C. 1352) and OMB notice 54 FR. 52306, 12/20/89.