(30 ILCS 708/120)
    Sec. 120. Required certifications. To assure that expenditures are proper and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant award and approved project budgets, all periodic and final financial reports, and all payment requests under the grant agreement, must include a certification, signed by an official who is authorized to legally bind the grantee or subrecipient, that reads as follows:
        "By signing this report and/or payment request, I
    
certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that this report is true, complete, and accurate; that the expenditures, disbursements, and cash receipts are for the purposes and objectives set forth in the terms and conditions of the State or federal pass-through award; and that supporting documentation has been submitted as required by the grant agreement. I acknowledge that approval for any item or expenditure described herein shall be considered conditional subject to further review and verification in accordance with the monitoring and records retention provisions of the grant agreement. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent information, or the omission of any material fact, may subject me to criminal, civil or administrative penalties for fraud, false statements, false claims or otherwise. (18 U.S.C. 1001; 31 U.S.C. 3729-3730 and 3801-3812; 30 ILCS 708/ 120.)"
(Source: P.A. 100-997, eff. 8-20-18.)