St. Johns County FY2021-2022 CDBG Application - page 13 of 14
Civil Rights Act
Certify that it complies with and prohibits discrimination in accordance with Title VI
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Conflict of Interest
(24 CFR 84.42 and 570.611 and 2 CFR 200) Certify and agree that no covered persons
who exercise or have exercised any functions or responsibilities with respect to CDBG-
assisted activity, or who are in a position to participate in a decision-making process or
gain inside information with regard to such activities, may obtain a financial interest in
any contract, or have a financial interest in any contract, subcontract, or agreement with
respect to the CDBG-assisted activity, either for themselves or those with whom they
have business or immediate family ties, during their tenure or for a period of one (1)
year thereafter. Covered persons include all employees, agents, consultants, officers, or
elected/appointed officials of the agency.
Certify that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that it and its principals will not
knowingly enter into any subcontract with a person who is, or organization that is,
debarred, suspended, proposed for
debarment, or declared ineligible from award of contracts by any Federal agency.
Certify that it will provide a drug-free workplace.
Accounting Standards: Agrees to comply with 2 CFR Part 200 and agrees to adhere
to the accounting principles and procedures required
therein, utilize adequate internal controls, and maintain necessary source
documentation for all costs incurred.
Cost Principles: Shall administer its program in conformance with OMB Super
Circular 2 CFR Part 200.500.
Procurement Policies: Certify and agree to procure all materials, property, or services in
accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR 84.40-48 and 2 CFR 200.
Certify that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf
of the agency, 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 in
connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant,
the making of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the
extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract,
grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
Certify that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 has read and understands all of
obligations under Section 504 to prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities
in the operation of programs receiving federal financial assistance.
Certify that it will comply with real property standards (24 CFR Part 570.505) applicable
to any property within the owner’s control that is acquired or improved in whole or in
part using CDBG funds in excess of $25,000.
MBE, WBE, Small
Certify that it will comply with 24 CFR Part 85.369(E) to take all necessary affirmative
steps to assure that minority firms, women business enterprises, and labor surplus area
firms are used when possible. Further certify that it will submit to St. Johns County at the
time of project completion a report of the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and
Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) status of all subcontractors to be paid with CDBG
funds with contracts of $10,000 or greater.
Certify that funds provided to the agency will not be utilized for inherently religious
activities prohibited by 24 CFR 570.200(j), such as worship, religious instruction, or
Certify and agree to ensure compliance with Section 3, a provision of the Housing and
Urban Development Act of 1968 that fosters neighborhood economic improvement, and
individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD
financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and
contracting opportunities for low or very-low income residents in connection with
projects and activities in their neighborhoods.