Federal Coordination And Compliance Section

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                                        42 USC 708                   TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE                          CHAPTER 7--SOCIAL SECURITY         SUBCHAPTER V--MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES BLOCK GRANT   Sec. 708. Nondiscrimination provisions   (a) Federally funded activities      (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 subchapter 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 subchapter.  (b) Compliance      Whenever the Secretary finds that a State, or an entity that has  received a payment from an allotment to a State under section 702(c) 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), he 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) Authority of Attorney General; civil actions      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 the 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.  (Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, Sec. 508, as added Pub. L. 97-35,  title XXI, Sec. 2192(a), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 825; amended Pub. L.  101-239, title VI, Sec. 6502(b), Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2276.)                         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  Tables.     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 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.                               Prior Provisions      A prior section 708, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, Sec. 508,  as added Jan. 2, 1968, Pub. L. 90-248, title III, Sec. 301, 81 Stat.  926; amended July 10, 1972, Pub. L. 92-345, Sec. 2(d), 86 Stat. 457;  July 1, 1973, Pub. L. 93-53, Sec. 4(a)(6), 87 Stat. 135, related to  special project grants for maturity and infant care, prior to the  general revision of this subchapter by section 2192(a) of Pub. L. 97-35.  For effective date, savings, and transitional provisions, see section  2194 of Pub. L. 97-35, set out as a note under section 701 of this  title.     Provisions similar to those comprising former section 708 were  contained in section 531 of act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, as  added Oct. 24, 1963, Pub. L. 88-156, Sec. 4, 77 Stat. 274 (formerly  classified to section 729 of this title), prior to the general amendment  and renumbering of title V of act Aug. 14, 1935, by Pub. L. 90-248,  Sec. 301.                                  Amendments      1989--Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101-239 substituted ``702(c) of this  title'' for ``702(b) of this title'' in introductory provisions.                       Effective Date of 1989 Amendment      Amendment by Pub. L. 101-239 applicable to appropriations for fiscal  years beginning with fiscal year 1990, see section 6510(a) of Pub. L.  101-239, set out as a note under section 701 of this title.                    Section Referred to in Other Sections      This section is referred to in sections 705, 710 of this title.   
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Updated August 6, 2015

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