COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 5
May 16, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Certification Regarding Lobbying

 
  School divisions and residential child care institutions
  (SFAs) are reminded that they are prohibited from using
  Federal funds to pay any person or organization for
  influencing, or attempting to influence, an officer or
  employee of Congress or any agency or a Member of Congress in
  connection with a Federal contract, grant, loan, agreement,
  extension, renewal, amendment, or modification.  

  If the SFA's annual earnings under the School Nutrition
  Programs are expected to exceed $100,000, the SFA must submit
  annually a Certification Regarding Lobbying and a Disclosure
  of Lobbying Activities, which conform in substance with the
  language provided in 7 CFR 3018.  The forms for this reporting
  are attached.  

  The completed forms should be submitted with the Annual
  Agreement to Participate in the School Breakfast and National
  School Lunch Programs.  Final approval of agreements cannot be
  taken until these forms are submitted.  If you have questions,
  please contact Jane Logan, Director, School Nutrition Programs
  at (804) 225-2074.


  RTL/idl

  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office

  Authority Statement:   U.S. Department of Agriculture
                         Regulations(7 CFR Part 3018)