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SEP Current Forms and Requirements

Organizations selected for funding must complete the following requirements for grants to be awarded:

Assurance of Compliance – Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs

A declaration that the applicant agrees to assure that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in which the applicant receives Federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Certifications

This form certifies matters regarding lobbying, debarment, suspension, and other responsibility matters including a drug-free workplace.

Standard Form - LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities

If applicable, complete Standard Form – LLL (SF-LLL).  Applicability:  If any funds other than federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid 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 grant/cooperative agreement, you must complete and submit SF–LLL “Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying.”

State of Alabama – Disclosure Statement

Alabama Act 2001-955 requires the Vendor Disclosure Statement be completed and filed with all proposals, bids, contracts, and grant proposals to the State of Alabama in excess of $5,000. This form is not applicable to public K-12 school systems and local governments.

Certificate of Compliance with the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act and E-Verify MOU

The Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act; Code of Alabama, Section 31-13, imposes conditions that apply to contracts, grants, or incentives by the state, any political subdivision of the state or any state-funded entity where the co-party is a “business entity or employer.” This act will require selected applicants to submit a completed copy of the E-Verify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which is generated when the business entity or employer enrolls in that program bearing the number assigned to that MOU by Homeland Security at https://verify.alabama.gov.

The following clause will be included in the agreement with the selected applicants: “By signing this contract, grant, or other agreement, the parties affirm for the duration of the agreement, that they will not violate federal immigration law or knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien within the State of Alabama. Furthermore, a contracting party found to be in violation of this provision shall be deemed in breach of the agreement and shall be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.”

Local governments, state agencies, state universities, two-year colleges, or instrumentalities of the State are not required to submit an Immigration Compliance form or E-Verify MOU.


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