Skip to main content

Federal Coordination And Compliance Section

Executive Order 12250 Coordination of Grant-Related Civil Rights Statutes

In 1980, President Carter signed Executive Order 12250, which provided for the consistent and effective implementation of various laws prohibiting discriminatory practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  The responsibility for implementing  this Executive Order was placed with the Attorney General.  This responsibility, except for the authority to approve regulations, was redelegated to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.  The Federal Coordination and Compliance Section carries out this responsibility on a day to day basis. 

Congress has enacted numerous statutes prohibiting discrimination against certain classes of people by recipients of Federal financial assistance.  Several of these statutes apply to a broad spectrum of recipients, and are called cross-cutting grant-related civil rights statutes.  Many other statutes apply only to recipients of specific federal agencies, and are called program-specific grant-related civil rights statutes.

Listed on this website are many of these cross-cutting and program-specific grant-related statutes imposing civil rights obligations on recipients, along with explanations of the programs covered and the responsible federal agency.  Also listed here are manuals, guidance, regulations, brochures, and other information released by the U.S. Department of Justice related to these civil rights statutes.

Cross-Cutting Laws, Regulations, and Materials


Executive Order 12250 Guidance Documents

Agency-Specific Laws, Regulations, and Materials



    Federal Coordination and Compliance Section

    Updated February 1, 2024