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                                    42 USC 300w-7
                      SUBCHAPTER XVII--BLOCK GRANTS
       Part A--Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants
Sec. 300w-7. Nondiscrimination provisions

(a) Programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance

    (1) 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 this part are considered to be programs and activities receiving 
Federal financial assistance.
    (2) No person shall on the ground of sex or 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 this part.

(b) Failure to comply

    Whenever the Secretary finds that a State, or an entity that has 
received a payment from an allotment to a State under section 300w-1 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 him to secure 
compliance. If within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed sixty 
days, the chief executive officer fails or refuses to secure compliance, 
the Secretary may--
        (1) refer the matter to the Attorney General with a 
    recommendation that an appropriate civil action be instituted,
        (2) exercise the powers and functions provided by title VI of 
    the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.], the Age 
    Discrimination Act of 1975 [42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.], or section 504 
    of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C. 794], as may be 
    applicable, or
        (3) take such other action as may be provided by law.

(c) Civil actions by Attorney General

    When a matter is referred to the Attorney General pursuant to 
subsection (b)(1) of this section, or whenever he 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. 1908, as added Pub. L. 97-35, 
title IX, Sec. 901, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 542.)

                       References in Text

    The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) 
and (b)(2), 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 
    The Education Amendments of 1972, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is 
Pub. L. 92-318, June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 235, as amended. Title IX of the 
Education Amendments of 1972 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)(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 title. For complete 
classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out 
under section 2000a of this title and Tables.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in sections 300w-10, 9875 of this title.

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Washington, D.C. 20530

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