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42 USC 6870

TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 81--ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RESOURCE RENEWAL

SUBCHAPTER III--ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE-RESOURCE ASSISTANCE
FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS

Part A--Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons


Sec. 6870. Prohibition against discrimination; notification to
funded project of violation; penalties for failure to comply


(a) No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race,
color, national origin, or sex, or on the ground of any other factor
specified in any Federal law prohibiting discrimination, be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program, project, or activity supported in
whole or in part with financial assistance under this part.
(b) Whenever the Secretary determines that a recipient of financial
assistance under this part has failed to comply with subsection (a) of
this section or any applicable regulation, he shall notify the recipient
thereof in order to secure compliance. If, within a reasonable period of
time thereafter, such recipient fails to comply, the Secretary shall--
(1) refer the matter to the Attorney General with a
recommendation that an appropriate civil action be instituted;
(2) exercise the power and functions provided by title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.] and any other
applicable Federal nondiscrimination law; or
(3) take such other action as may be authorized by law.

(Pub. L. 94-385, title IV, Sec. 420, Aug. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1158; Pub.
L. 96-294, title V, Sec. 577(2), June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 760.)

References in Text

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is Pub.
L. 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended. Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 is classified generally to subchapter V (Sec. 2000d
et seq.) of chapter 21 of this chapter. For complete classification of
this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000a
of this title and Tables.


Amendments

1980--Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96-294 substituted ``Secretary'' for
``Administrator'' wherever appearing.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in section 6871 of this title.


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General Information Federal Coordination and Compliance
Federal Coordination and Compliance
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Contact
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Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, NWB
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Washington, D.C. 20530

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