As a general rule, a prohibited source is any person, company, organization or
non-federal governmental entity that: is doing business with the Coast Guard; is
seeking business with the Coast Guard; is conducting activities that are regulated
by the Coast Guard; has interests that might be substantially affected by Coast
Guard personnel performing or not performing their duty; or, is an organization or
association having a majority of members that meet one or more of the above
criteria. However, recreational boaters, although technically regulated by the
Coast Guard, are exempted as a class from prohibited source rules for purposes of
this instruction. Additionally, attorneys who devote less than a majority of their
time to representing (or lobbying for) the maritime industry and who also derive
less than a majority of their personal income from representing (or lobbying for)
the maritime industry (either directly or through members of the firm) are also
exempted as a class from prohibited source rules for purposes of this instruction.
If the salaried Chief Executive Officer or volunteer Chief Executive Officer, or
equivalent, in an Association is a prohibited source or is an officer, employee, or
representative of a prohibited source, then that Association is deemed to be a
If the majority of an Association's board members are officers, employees, or
representatives of prohibited sources, then that Association is deemed to be a
c. Restricted Gift. Any gift that the original donor explicitly specifies must go to the Coast
Guard. An original donor is the person or entity that offers or makes a gift to the Coast
Guard through the Foundation.
d. Unrestricted Gift. Any gift that is not a restricted gift.
6. POLICY AND PROCEDURES.
Delegation Of Gift Acceptance Authority. Except for gifts of official foreign
travel, the Vice Commandant (G-CV) and the Director, Finance and Procurement
(G-CFP) are hereby delegated the authority to accept all gifts offered to the Coast
Guard Academy by the Associations, regardless of value. Except for gifts of
official foreign travel, the Coast Guard Academy Superintendent is hereby
delegated the authority to accept gifts from the Associations that have a value of
,000 or less. All other gifts exceeding the ,000 limit shall be forwarded to
(G-CFP) for an acceptance decision. These delegated gift acceptance authorities
cannot be re-delegated without the express, written approval of the Commandant.