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                                      42 USC 300x-57
 
                 TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
 
                    CHAPTER 6A--PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
 
                      SUBCHAPTER XVII--BLOCK GRANTS
 
    Part B--Block Grants Regarding Mental Health and Substance Abuse
 
                     subpart iii--general provisions
 
Sec. 300x-57. Nondiscrimination

(a) In general

    (1) Rule of construction regarding certain civil rights laws

        For the purpose of applying the prohibitions against 
    discrimination on the basis of age under the Age Discrimination Act 
    of 1975 [42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.], on the basis of handicap under 
    section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C. 794], on 
    the basis of sex under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 
    [20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.], or on the basis of race, color, or 
    national origin under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 
    U.S.C. 2000d et seq.], programs and activities funded in whole or in 
    part with funds made available under section 300x or 300x-21 of this 
    title shall be considered to be programs and activities receiving 
    Federal financial assistance.

                           (2) Prohibition

        No person shall on the ground of sex (including, in the case of 
    a woman, on the ground that the woman is pregnant), or on the ground 
    of religion, be excluded from participation in, be denied the 
    benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, any program or 
    activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available under 
    section 300x or 300x-21 of this title.

(b) Enforcement

           (1) Referrals to Attorney General after notice

        Whenever the Secretary finds that a State, or an entity that has 
    received a payment pursuant to section 300x or 300x-21 of this 
    title, has failed to comply with a provision of law referred to in 
    subsection (a)(1) of this section, with subsection (a)(2) of this 
    section, or with an applicable regulation (including one prescribed 
    to carry out subsection (a)(2) of this section), the Secretary shall 
    notify the chief executive officer of the State and shall request 
    the chief executive officer to secure compliance. If within a 
    reasonable period of time, not to exceed 60 days, the chief 
    executive officer fails or refuses to secure compliance, the 
    Secretary may--
            (A) refer the matter to the Attorney General with a 
        recommendation that an appropriate civil action be instituted;
            (B) exercise the powers and functions provided by the Age 
        Discrimination Act of 1975 [42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.], section 504 
        of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C. 794], title IX of 
        the Education Amendments of 1972 [20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.], or 
        title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et 
        seq.], as may be applicable; or
            (C) take such other actions as may be authorized by law.

                  (2) Authority of Attorney General

        When a matter is referred to the Attorney General pursuant to 
    paragraph (1)(A), or whenever the Attorney General has reason to 
    believe that a State or an entity is engaged in a pattern or 
    practice in violation of a provision of law referred to in 
    subsection (a)(1) of this section or in violation of subsection 
    (a)(2) of this section, the Attorney General may bring a civil 
    action in any appropriate district court of the United States for 
    such relief as may be appropriate, including injunctive relief.

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIX, Sec. 1947, as added Pub. L. 102-321, 
title II, Sec. 203(a), July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 407.)

                       References in Text

    The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) 
and (b)(1)(B), is title III of Pub. L. 94-135, Nov. 28, 1975, 89 Stat. 
728, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 76 (Sec. 6101 
et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the 
Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6101 of this title and 
Tables.
    The Education Amendments of 1972, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and 
(b)(1)(B), is Pub. L. 92-318, June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 235, as amended. 
Title IX of the Act is classified principally to chapter 38 (Sec. 1681 
et seq.) of Title 20, Education. For complete classification of this Act 
to the Code, see Short Title of 1972 Amendment note set out under 
section 1001 of Title 20 and Tables.
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and 
(b)(1)(B), is Pub. L. 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended. 
Title VI of the Act is classified generally to subchapter V (Sec. 2000d 
et seq.) of chapter 21 of this title. For complete classification of 
this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000a 
of this title and Tables.


General Information Federal Coordination and Compliance
Federal Coordination and Compliance
Title VI Hotline: 1-888-TITLE-06
(1-888-848-5306) (Voice / TTY)
Leadership
Deeana Jang
Chief
Contact
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, NWB
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

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