31 USC 6711
TITLE 31--MONEY AND FINANCE
SUBTITLE V--GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 67--FEDERAL PAYMENTS
Sec. 6711. Prohibited discrimination
(a) General Prohibition.--No person in the United States shall be
excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject
to discrimination under, a program or activity of a unit of general
local government because of race, color, national origin, or sex if the
government receives a payment under this chapter.
(b) Additional Prohibitions.--The following prohibitions and
exemptions also apply to a program or activity of a unit of general
local government if the government receives a payment under this
(1) A prohibition against discrimination because of age under
the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
(2) A prohibition against discrimination against an otherwise
qualified handicapped individual under section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
(3) A prohibition against discrimination because of religion, or
an exemption from that prohibition, under the Civil Rights Act of
1964 or title VIII of the Act of April 11, 1968 (popularly known as
the Civil Rights Act of 1968).
(c) Limitations on Applicability of Prohibitions.--Subsections (a)
and (b) do not apply if the government shows, by clear and convincing
evidence, that a payment received under this chapter is not used to pay
for any part of the program or activity with respect to which the
allegation of discrimination is made.
(d) Investigation Agreements.--The Secretary shall try to make
agreements with heads of agencies of the United States Government and
State agencies to investigate noncompliance with this section. An
(1) describe the cooperative efforts to be taken (including
sharing civil rights enforcement personnel and resources) to obtain
compliance with this section; and
(2) provide for notifying immediately the Secretary of actions
brought by the United States Government or State agencies against a
unit of general local government alleging a violation of a civil
rights law or a regulation prescribed under a civil rights law.
(Added Pub. L. 103-322, title III, Sec. 31001(a), Sept. 13, 1994, 108
References in Text
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, referred to in subsec. (b)(1),
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 Title
42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this
Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6101 of
Title 42 and Tables.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, referred to in
subsec. (b)(2), is classified to section 794 of Title 29, Labor.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (b)(3), is Pub.
L. 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended, which is classified
principally to subchapters II to IX (Sec. 2000a et seq.) of chapter 21
of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification
of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
2000a of Title 42 and Tables.
Title VIII of the Act of April 11, 1968, referred to in subsec.
(b)(3), is title VIII of Pub. L. 90-284, Apr. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 81, as
amended, known as the Fair Housing Act, which is classified principally
to subchapter I (Sec. 3601 et seq.) of chapter 45 of Title 42. For
complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note
set out under section 3601 of Title 42 and Tables.
A prior section 6711, Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1021;
Pub. L. 98-185, Sec. 4, Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1309, related to State
variation of local government allocations, prior to repeal by Pub. L.
99-272, title XIV, Sec. 14001(a)(1), (e), Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 327,
329, eff. Oct. 18, 1986.
Section Referred to in Other Sections
This section is referred to in sections 6712, 6713, 6714, 6715,
6716, 6718, 6719, 6720 of this title.