Federal Coordination And Compliance Section

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                                     42 USC 9918 (Nondiscrimination Provision at 42 USC 9918(c))                     TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE              CHAPTER 106--COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM   Sec. 9918. Limitations on use of funds   (a) Construction of facilities                             (1) Limitations          Except as provided in paragraph (2), grants made under this      chapter (other than amounts reserved under section 9903(b)(3) of      this title) may not be used by the State, or by any other person      with which the State makes arrangements to carry out the purposes of      this chapter, for the purchase or improvement of land, or the      purchase, construction, or permanent improvement (other than low-     cost residential weatherization or other energy-related home      repairs) of any building or other facility.                               (2) Waiver          The Secretary may waive the limitation contained in paragraph      (1) upon a State request for such a waiver, if the Secretary finds      that the request describes extraordinary circumstances to justify      the purchase of land or the construction of facilities (or the      making of permanent improvements) and that permitting the waiver      will contribute to the ability of the State to carry out the      purposes of this chapter.  (b) Political activities                (1) Treatment as a State or local agency          For purposes of chapter 15 of title 5, any entity that assumes      responsibility for planning, developing, and coordinating activities      under this chapter and receives assistance under this chapter shall      be deemed to be a State or local agency. For purposes of paragraphs      (1) and (2) of section 1502(a) of such title, any entity receiving      assistance under this chapter shall be deemed to be a State or local      agency.                            (2) Prohibitions          Programs assisted under this chapter shall not be carried on in      a manner involving the use of program funds, the provision of      services, or the employment or assignment of personnel, in a manner      supporting or resulting in the identification of such programs      with--             (A) any partisan or nonpartisan political activity or any          political activity associated with a candidate, or contending          faction or group, in an election for public or party office;             (B) any activity to provide voters or prospective voters          with transportation to the polls or similar assistance in          connection with any such election; or             (C) any voter registration activity.                        (3) Rules and regulations          The Secretary, after consultation with the Office of Personnel      Management, shall issue rules and regulations to provide for the      enforcement of this subsection, which shall include provisions for      summary suspension of assistance or other action necessary to permit      enforcement on an emergency basis.  (c) Nondiscrimination                             (1) In general          No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin,      or sex 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      chapter. Any prohibition against discrimination on the basis of age      under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.) or      with respect to an otherwise qualified individual with a disability      as provided in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29      U.S.C. 794), or title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of      1990 (42 U.S.C. 12131 et seq.) shall also apply to any such program      or activity.                         (2) Action of Secretary          Whenever the Secretary determines that a State that has received      a payment under this chapter has failed to comply with paragraph (1)      or an applicable regulation, the Secretary shall notify the chief      executive officer of the State and shall request that the officer      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 is authorized to--             (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 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.), section          504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), or title          II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.          12131 et seq.), as may be applicable; or             (C) take such other action as may be provided by law.                     (3) Action of Attorney General          When a matter is referred to the Attorney General pursuant to      paragraph (2), or whenever the Attorney General has reason to      believe that the State is engaged in a pattern or practice of      discrimination in violation of the provisions of this subsection,      the Attorney General may bring a civil action in any appropriate      United States district court for such relief as may be appropriate,      including injunctive relief.  (Pub. L. 97-35, title VI, Sec. 678F, as added Pub. L. 105-285, title II,  Sec. 201, Oct. 27, 1998, 112 Stat. 2747.)                         References in Text      The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, referred to in subsec. (c)(1),  (2)(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 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, referred to in subsec.  (c)(1), (2)(B), is Pub. L. 101-336, July 26, 1990, 104 Stat. 327, as  amended. Title II of the Act is classified generally to subchapter II  (Sec. 12131 et seq.) of chapter 126 of this title. For complete  classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out  under section 12101 of this title and Tables.     The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (c)(2)(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.                    Section Referred to in Other Sections      This section is referred to in section 9903 of this title.   

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