This form is available electronically

This form is available electronically.
Form Approved – OMB No. 0505-0027
Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
United States Department of Agriculture
Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Grants)
Alternative I – For Grantees Other Than Individuals
The following statement is made in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552(a), as amended). This certification is required by the
regulations implementing §§ 5151-5160 of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998 (Pub. L.100-690, Title V, Subtitle D: 41 U.S.C. § 8101 et seq.), and
2 C.F.R. Parts 182 and 421. The regulations were amended and published on June 15, 2009, in 74 Fed. Reg. 28150-28154 and on December 8, 2011, in
76 Fed. Reg. 76610-76611. Copies of the regulations may be obtained by contacting the Department of Agriculture agency offering the grant.
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of
information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 0505-0027. The time required
to complete this information collection is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing
data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The provisions of appropriate
criminal and civil fraud privacy, and other statutes may be applicable to the information provided.
(Read Instructions On Page Three Before Completing Certification)
A. The grantee certifies that it will or will continue to provide a drug-free workplace by:
1. Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or
use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee’s workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken
against employees for violation of such prohibition;
2. Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to inform employees about –
a. The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
b. The grantee’s policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
c. Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and
d. The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug-abuse violations occurring in the workplace.
3. Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy of
the statement required by paragraph (A.1.).
4. Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph (A.1.) that, as a condition of employment under
grant, the employee will –
a. Abide by the terms of the statement; and
b. Notify the employer in writing of his or her conviction for a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring
in the workplace no later than five calendar days after such conviction;
5. Notifying the agency in writing, within ten calendar days after receiving notice under subparagraph (A.4.b.)
from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction. Employers of convicted
employees must provide notice, including position title, to every grant officer on whose grant activity the
convicted employee was working, unless the Federal agency has designated a central point for the receipt of
such notices. Notice shall include the identification number(s) of each affected grant;
6. Taking one of the following actions, within 30 calendar days of receiving notice under subparagraph (A.4.b.),
with respect to any employee who is so convicted –
a. Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination,
consistent with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; or
b. Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program
approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or, local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate
7. Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of paragraphs
(A.1. through A.6.).
B. The grantee may insert in the space provided below the site(s) for the performance of work done in connection with
the specific grant:
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE (Street Address, City, County, State, Zip Code)
Check [ ] if there are workplaces on file that are not identified here.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable,
sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived
from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program
information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA,
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at
(866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and
Form AD-1049 (REV 12/15)
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Instructions for Certification
(1) By signing and submitting this form, the grantee is providing the certification set out on pages one and two in accordance with these
(2) The certification set out on pages one and two is a material representation of fact upon which reliance is placed when the agency
awards the grant. If it is later determined that the grantee knowingly rendered a false certification, or otherwise violates the
requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act, the agency, in addition to any other remedies available to the Federal Government,
may take action authorized under the Drug-Free Workplace Act.
(3) Workplaces under grants, for grantees other than individuals, need not be identified on the certification. If known, they may be
identified in the grant application. If the grantee does not identify the workplaces at the time of application, or upon award, if there
is no application, the grantee must keep the identity of the workplace(s) on file in its office and make the information available for
Federal inspection. Failure to identify all known workplaces constitutes a violation of the grantee’s drug-free workplace
(4) Workplace identifications must include the actual address of buildings (or parts of buildings) or other sites where work under the
grant takes place. Categorical descriptions may be used (e.g., all vehicles of a mass transit authority or State highway department
while in operation, State employees in each local unemployment office, performers in concert halls or radio studios).
(5) If the workplace identified to the agency changes during the performance of the grant, the grantee shall inform the agency of the
change(s). If it previously identified the workplaces in question, see paragraph (3) above.
(6) Definitions of terms in the Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment common rule and Drug-Free Workplace common rule apply
to this certification. Grantees’ attention is called, in particular, to the following definitions from these rules:
“Controlled substance” means a controlled substance in Schedules I through V of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
§ 812, and as further defined by 21 C.F.R. §§ 1308.11-1308.15.
“Conviction” means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial
body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the Federal or State criminal drug statutes.
“Criminal drug statute” means a Federal or non-Federal criminal statute involving the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, use,
or possession of any controlled substance.
“Employee” means the employee of a grantee directly engaged in the performance of work under a grant, including: (i) all
“direct charge” employees (ii) all “indirect charge” employees unless their impact or involvement is insignificant to the
performance of the grant and, (iii) temporary personnel and consultants who are directly engaged in the performance of work
under the grant and who are on the grantee’s payroll. This definition does not include workers not on the payroll of the grantee
(e.g., volunteers, even if used to meet a matching requirement, consultants or independent contractors not on the grantee’s
payroll, or employees of subrecipients or subcontractors in covered workplaces).
Form AD-1049 (REV 12/15)
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