Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment

Institutions who apply or bid for an award of $100,000 must certify that appropriated federal funds were not used to pay any person or organization for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a member of Congress, officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with obtaining any Federal contract, grant or any other award covered by 31 U.S.C. 1352.

Institutions also must disclose to the award-making agency any lobbying with non-Federal funds that takes place in connection with obtaining any specific Federal award.

Individuals who are paid with or travel on federal funds must not engage in lobbying activities while utilizing such funds.

Noncompliance

Institutions that do not comply with the anti-lobbying regulations may be required to pay a fine or could suffer debarment or suspension.