Implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) implements the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA). Any person who makes, submits, or presents a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim or written statement to the agency causing such fraudulent actions to occur is subject to civil penalties and assessments. The regulations authorizes the NEA to impose civil penalties and assessments through administrative adjudication. The regulations also establish the procedures the NEA will follow in implementing the provisions of the PFCRA and specifies the hearing and appeal rights of persons subject to penalties and assessments under the PFCRA.