Statement [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 33.2 [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle A -- Office of the Secretary, Department of Education; Part 33 -- Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act], the term statement means “any representation, certification, affirmation, document, record, or accounting or bookkeeping entry made:

(a) With respect to a claim or to obtain the approval or payment of a claim (including relating to eligibility to make a claim); or

(b) With respect to (including relating to eligibility for):

(1) A contract with, or a bid or proposal for a contract with; or

(2) A grant, cooperative agreement, loan, or benefit from;

The Department, or any State, political subdivision of a State, or other party, if the United States Government provides any portion of the money or property under the contract or for the grant, loan, cooperative agreement, or benefit, or if the Government will reimburse or reinsure the State, political subdivision, or party for any portion of the money or property under the contract or for the grant, cooperative agreement, loan, or benefit.”

(Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3801(9))