By signing and submitting the Application for Federal Domestic Assistance (Standard Form 424 Short Organizational or Standard Form 424 Individual) applicants to NEH provide the following required Assurances and Certification and agree to comply with the applicable general terms and conditions if accepting an award.
Assurances on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap
Upon application for an NEH award, applicants provide the applicable assurances  that the program or activity will be operated in compliance with NEH regulations, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities, located at 45 CFR Part 1170 .
When applicants request more than $100,000 in grant funds, they must certify that no federal funds have or will be paid to persons to influence the funding decision (lobby) for the proposal that is being submitted for consideration.
The text of the certification follows:
The applicant certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:
- No federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid by or on behalf of the undersigned to any person for influencing or attempting to influence 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 in connection with the awarding of a federal contract, the making of a federal grant, the making of a federal loan, the entering into of a cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of a federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
- If any funds other than federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person (other than a regularly employed officer or employee of the applicant) for influencing or attempting to influence 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 in connection with this federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall request, complete, and submit Standard Form LLL, “Disclosure of Lobbying Activities,” in accordance with its instructions.
- The applicant shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants, loans, and cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly.
This certification is a material representation of fact upon which the Endowment will rely in making funding decisions. If it is later determined that the applicant knowingly provided an erroneous certification or did not comply with the requirements, the Endowment may seek judicial enforcement of the certification or may suspend or terminate the award.
This page is an excerpt from Responsibilities of Award Recipients