(Recorded Webinar) Lobbying Restrictions
As partners of federal agencies in implementation of federal program, public and private grantees doing the actual programmatic work across the United States and abroad are often the source of data, input, and innovative concepts undergirding policy choices by Congress and regulatory agencies. At the state, local, and international NGO levels, federal grantees often have a stake in offering policy input in advance of federal decision-making. Yet, as federal grantees and nonprofits generally are well aware, there are limitations – both as grantees and as nonprofits benefiting from a tax-exempt status – on the extent to which they can act to influence federal and state legislation and even, in many cases, state and local executive agency policy.
The scope of these limitations has evolved over time into a relatively arcane mix of rules, with equally complex exceptions. Some actions are simply prohibited, while others are allowed but the cost of engaging in them cannot be charged to federal funds.
In this webinar, we will explain what the rules are – and are not. Knowing where the lines are and understanding practical strategies for documenting and demonstrating compliance over the long term will empower and protect your organization as you and your partners work to support your community.
Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Federal Grants Training Members. For more information on our Federal Grants Training Membership, click here or Contact Us.
- CEOs/ Directors
- Fiscal Staff
- Compliance Officers and Staff
- Program and Project Managers
- Other Grants Management Staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe common lobbying restrictions for federal grantees and nonprofit corporations and where they come from
- Discuss how the restrictions are applied in practice
- Evaluate strategies to manage these restrictions and maintain compliance
A Partner with the firm, Mike practices in the federal grants and health care groups, and has over three decades of experience advising community-based organizations on a broad range of legal matters. Specifically, he offers guidance to Federally Qualified Health Centers, other federal grantees, and several professional and trade associations on the 340B drug discount program, tax exemption, grants law, and fraud matters. [Full Bio]
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