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Why Is It Necessary to Determine If There is Federal Assistance

In order to determine whether Title VI, Title IX, and other grant related nondiscirmination statutes apply to the programs or activities of an entity, it must be determined whether the entity is a recipient of federal financial assistance.  Deteriming which federal agency funds an entity will also help identify the agency where the discrimination complaint should be sent.

Possible Sources of Federal Assistance to Recipients

The websites included below can help identify whether an entity is recipient or sub-recipient of federal financial assistance from one or more federal agencies.

In addition, recipients must report grants received from the federal government pursuant to the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular 133.  This database is searchable by entity and yields information about specific grants and grant amounts received, among other things.  This data base can be accessed by going to:

Sources of Information on Federal Financial Assistance

General Information Federal Coordination and Compliance
Federal Coordination and Compliance
Title VI Hotline: 1-888-TITLE-06
(1-888-848-5306) (Voice / TTY)
Deeana Jang
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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