Acknowledgment of Federal Funding

Section 8136 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (Stevens Amendment), P.L. 100-463, enacted in October 1988 and section 511 of the fiscal year 1990 U.S. Department of Education Appropriations Act states:

 "When issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with federal money, all grantees receiving federal funds, including but not limited to state and local governments, shall clearly state (1) the percentage of the total cost of the program or project which is financed with federal money, (2) the dollar amount of federal funds for the project or program, and (3) the percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be funded by non-governmental sources."

Gallaudet University (PIs, the OSP, PR, the administration) are responsible for university compliance with this amendment. The faculty is made aware of their obligation when they receive their award. Currently Gallaudet does not monitor the faculty PIs/PDs for compliance however all university originating publications, websites, blogs, VLOGs, e-mail blasts and other forms of campus publications and/or presentations should be aware of this requirement.  We do this to ensure that this does not result in either an audit finding or as negative feedback on a project report as well as to acknowledge the contributions of the U.S. tax-payer through federal agencies. Gallaudet must balance its desire to publically celebrate our federally sponsored research and training achievements with compliance with this federal requirement. 

Below is a list of agency specific requirements for agencies that commonly fund Gallaudet University that should also be taken into consideration when Gallaudet has publications related to federally funded grants.  When in doubt about this requirement, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Sponsored Programs. ·        

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (including: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Aging (AoA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Indian Health Service (IHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))  

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/HTML5/section_4/4.2_appropriation_mandates.htm?Highlight=acknowledge

"4.2.1 Acknowledgment of Federal Funding

All HHS recipients must acknowledge Federal funding when issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid invitations, and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money. Recipients are required to state (1) the percentage and dollar amounts of the total program or project costs financed with Federal money and (2) the percentage and dollar amount of the total costs financed by nongovernmental sources. See also Availability of Research Results-Rights In Data (Publication and Copyrighting) for additional information on acknowledging NIH grant support for each publication that results from NIH grant-supported research."      

  • National Science Foundation

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg17_1/pappg_11.jsp#XIE4 

  "Grantee Obligations

a. Acknowledgement of Support. Unless otherwise provided in the grant, the grantee is responsible for assuring that an acknowledgment of NSF support is made:

(i) in any publication (including web pages) of any material based on or developed under this project, in the following terms:

"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (NSF grant number)."

(ii) NSF support also must be orally acknowledged during all news media interviews, including popular media such as radio, television and news magazines.

b. Disclaimer. The awardee is responsible for assuring that every publication of material (including web pages) based on or developed under this award, except scientific articles or papers appearing in scientific, technical or professional journals, contains the following disclaimer:

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

c. Copies for NSF. The grantee is responsible for assuring that the cognizant NSF Program Officer is provided access to, either electronically or in paper form, a copy of every publication of material based on or developed under this award, clearly labeled with the award number and other appropriate identifying information, promptly after publication.

d. Compliance with NSF Public Access Policy. The grantee is responsible for ensuring that copyrighted material published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings are accessible to the public in accordance with the grant terms and conditions.

e. Grantees also should note their obligations in regard to copyrights (see Chapter XI.D.2 ) and their responsibilities as members of the scientific and engineering community to disseminate and share research results (see Chapter XI.D.4).

f. Each NSF grant contains, as part of the grant terms and conditions, an article implementing the grantee obligations regarding the acknowledgement of support and disclaimer."

 

  • U.S. Department of Education (including Institute of Education Sciences (IES))

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foia-hb-01.pdf (page 86)  

The U.S. Department of Education provides this guidance to PIs/PDs with an attachment to their federal award called Attachment S.  It specifies, "Special Conditions for Disclosing Federal Funding in Public Announcements". This attachment is used to communicate to grantees the requirement that they must disclose the amount and percentage of Federal funding and funding from nongovernmental sources when making public announcements about Federally-funded projects.  It states,   "When issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money, all grantees receiving federal funds included in this Act, included but not limited to state and local governments and recipients of Federal research grants shall clearly state: 1) the percentage of total costs of the program or project which will be financed with Federal money; 2) the dollar amount of Federal funds for the project or program; and 3) percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by non-governmental sources.  Recipients must comply with these conditions under Public Law 108-99 Sec. 507, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004", January 23, 2004, url: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin?query/z?c108H.R.2673.enr:"        

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities

https://www.neh.gov/grants/manage/acknowledgment-and-publicity-requirements-neh-awards

"Policy Statement

The acknowledgment of NEH support must also include the following statement: "Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities." The statement does not need to be in the same size font as that of the NEH logo and tag line, nor must it be located immediately adjacent to the logo.  The policy statement requirement will be waived in instances when it is not feasible or appropriate to include it, such as on acknowledgment plaques for buildings or objects."        

  • The National Endowment for the Arts

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/2015-and-later-general-terms-and-conditions-for-orgs-12-28-15.pdf  

"Acknowledgment of National Endowment for the Arts Support and Disclaimer Acknowledgment of the National Endowment for the Arts must be prominently displayed in all materials and announcements for your funded project.

3.1 For print materials, a phrase acknowledging support from the National Endowment for the Arts is a basic requirement using the following language: "This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts."

3.1.a We encourage you to include "To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov."

3.1.b In addition, we encourage you to use the National Endowment for the Arts current logo whenever possible.

3.2 For radio or television broadcast, we require the following voice-over language: "This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov." For television broadcast, display of the National Endowment for the Arts logo and web address is required.

3.3 We reserve the right to change the language of the required acknowledgement of National Endowment for the Arts support, as well as the right to disallow the use of our logo and acknowledgement of our support.

3.4 For more guidance in planning your media campaign, please consult our "Working with the Media Toolkit" on our website."   

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