Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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False Statements In Obtaining UC Davis Grant Funding

The Regents of the University of California agreed to pay the government $499,700 to resolve civil False Claims Act allegations that the University of California at Davis submitted false and misleading statements in connection with obtaining grants from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The settlement resolved claims that UC Davis: (1) failed to disclose the duplicative and overlapping nature of the university’s research associated with a DOE grant, an NSF grant, and a previous federal grant; (2) failed to accurately describe the research that had been funded by the NSF grant and the previous federal grant; (3) failed to disclose that the NSF grant and the previous federal grant were funding or had funded certain specific research tasks being funded with DOE grant monies; and (4) in progress reports and renewal applications submitted to the DOE, listed accomplishments achieved under the NSF grant and the previous federal grant, along with reporting accomplishments achieved under the DOE grant. The government contended that these false and misleading statements caused the DOE and NSF to approve duplicative grant funding that these agencies would not have otherwise awarded.

Misconduct Type
Government Grant Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $499,700
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/11/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database