Office of
Sponsored Programs

Federal Funds Disclosure



The following SHARPI provides information on the subject of the receipt of some federal funds and the requirement to disclose and acknowledge such funds when making public statements about the particular funded projects in press releases or other public statements.


The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for maintenance and review of this SHARPI Guideline.


The fiscal year 1997 omnibus appropriations bill requires recipients of grant funding from the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (including NIH), and/or Education to mention the funding source in press releases and public statements on projects or research funded in whole or in part with federal dollars. 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...shall clearly state (1) the percentage of the 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) the percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by nongovernmental sources."

This disclosure must be made when making public statement about the grant or research.