§ 1291.5 Restrictions and limitations on grant funds.
(a) Grant funds may not be used to fund political activities in accordance with provisions of the Hatch Act ( 5 U.S.C. 1501- 1508).
(b) Development or participation in lobbying activities pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1352 including costs of membership in organizations substantially engaged in lobbying are unallowable.
(c) Grant funds shall supplement the expenditure of State funds in support of specialty crops grown in that State, rather than replace State funds.
(d) Grantees and sub grantees must comply with 7 CFR part 3015.
(e) Capital expenditures for general purpose equipment, buildings, and land are unallowable as direct and indirect charges.
(f) Capital expenditures for special purpose equipment are allowable as direct costs, provided that items with a unit cost of $5000 or more have the prior approval of AMS.
(g) Rental costs of buildings and equipment are allowable as direct costs in accordance with the cost principles in subpart T of 7 CFR part 3015.