2020-2021 Policy Library 
    
    Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Policy Library

Certification Regarding Lobbying


Certification Regarding Lobbying

(Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans and Cooperative Agreements)

This certification is required for an award of a federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement exceeding $100,000 and for an award of a federal loan or a commitment providing for the United States to insure or guarantee a loan exceeding $150,000.

As outlined in Section 1352, Title 31, of the U.S. Code, federal funds may not be used to pay an officer or employee of any agency, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress to influence additional federal funding. The PI must certify (by checking a box on the Claremont McKenna College Grant Proposal Review Sheet provided by the Office of Institutional Philanthropy) that nobody has lobbied on behalf of the proposal being submitted and that no federal funds have been paid or will be paid to an individual to influence or attempt to influence any individual in connection with a federal grant. The PI will ensure that this language is included in the award documents for all subawards at all levels and that all subrecipients will certify and disclose accordingly. 

If any funds other than federal funding have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence federal funding of any kind, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, “Disclosure of Lobbying Activities.” Failure to disclose lobbying activity may result in the award being witheld, a civil penaltiy, debarement, or suspension.

Questions related to this policy should be directed to the Office of Institutional Philanthropy.