Federal Coordination And Compliance Section

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03/22/05 Update: Link to Limited English Proficiency Video (Captioned, Non-Captioned)

09/22/04 Update:

Link to Executive Order 13166 Limited English Proficiency Resource Document: Tips and Tools from the Field (HTML) .

08/13/04 Update:

Links to Limited English Proficiency Brochure for Federal Agencies and Federally Assisted Programs (coming soon)

05/10/04 Update:

Links to Department of Interior LEP Guidance (HTML, PDF) and National Archives and Records Administration LEP Guidance (external link )

04/01/04 Update:

Link to  Department of Homeland Security Grant-Related Civil Rights Materials.

03/24/04 Update:

Links to Deputy Assistant Attorney General letter to State court administrators (HTML and PDF) regarding the provision of language services to Limited English Proficient individuals.

03/18/04 Update:

Link to new Spanish Language Section was added to the homepage.  Additional documents to be provided in Spanish soon.

01/05/04 Update:

Links to the Limited English Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Recipient Guidance of the Department of Housing and Urban Development were added to the (HTML and PDF)  were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

09/03/03 Update:

Links to a final rule that amends twenty-two federal agencies' Title VI, Section 504, and Age Discrimination Act regulations to incorporate the Civil Rights Restoration Act's definitions of "program or activity" and "program" have been added to the Grant-Related Programs page and the Title VI Information page, in HTML and PDF formats. 

08/08/03 Update:

Links to the Revised Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Recipient Guidance of the Department of Health and Human Services (HTML and PDF)  were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

08/07/03 Update:

Links to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plans of the Federal Trade Commission and the National Credit Union Association were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

08/06/03 Update:

Links to the Interim final Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Recipient Guidance of the General Services Administration with a request for comments (HTML or PDF) were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

07/09/03 Update:

Links to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Recipient Guidance of the Department of Veterans Affairs (HTML and PDF)  were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

01/17/03 Update:

Links to the updated Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan of the National Council on Disability and to the LEP Plan of the National Labor Relations Board  were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

01/15/03 Update:

The  Quick Links in the limited English -Proficient Section of COR Homepage has been reworked  for greater ease of reference.  Any link that was removed remains on the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page.

01/03/03 Update:

The Assistant Attorney General's Dec. 13, 2002 letter to recipients of DOJ assistance seeking and offering assistance in implementing LEP guidance (HTML or PDF) with an article for possible inclusion in newsletters (HTML) was added to the COR Homepage and the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page.  Links to these items were also added to the Publications and Documents page.

12/11/02 Update:

The Assistant Attorney General November 12, 2002 Memorandum to Heads of Federal Agencies, General Counsels, and Civil Rights Directors concerning Tools to Ensure Implementation and Understanding of Executive Order 13166 (HTML or PDF) was added to the COR Homepage and the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page.  This memo has hot links to the brochures, Know Your Rights, Are you Limited English Proficient? (LEP) (HTML or PDF), Limited English Proficiency LEP Thinking Outside the Box in delivering services to all persons regardless of race, color, or national origin AFFIRMING LEP ACCESS & COMPLIANCE IN FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS (HTML or PDF), and a Language Assistance Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance (HTML or PDF).   Links to these items were also added to the Publications and Documents page.

09/26/02 Update:

A new page was linked to the to the Agency-Specific Materials page.  This page sets forth grant related nondiscrimination statutes, regulations, and websites applicable to the Department of Health and Human Services.

09/11/02 Update:

A link to the federal data base required by the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular 133, Search the Single Audit Database, was added to the COR Homepage, Possible Federal Sources of Assistance to Federally Assisted Programs or Activities, and Links to Outside Resources
on Grant-Related Civil Rights
pages. 

07/25/02 Update:

The Assistant Attorney General July 8, 2002 Memorandum to Heads of Federal Agencies, General Counsels, and Civil Rights Directors concerning Executive Order 13166 (Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency) (HTML or PDF) was added with links to the COR Homepage, the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page, the Publications and Documents page.

06/21/02 Update:

The links to the Department of Justice Final Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons as submitted to the Federal Register on June 12, 2002 were replaced with links to the Final Guidance as published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2002 (HTML or PDF).

06/13/02 Update:

A Possible Federal Sources of Assistance to Federally Assisted Programs or Activities page was added with links to the COR Homepage, the Executive Order 12250 page, the Publications and Documents page.

06/12/02 Update:

Department of Justice Final Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons as submitted to the Federal Register on June 12, 2002 was added to the COR Homepage, the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page, the Publications and Documents page.

04/18/02 Update:

Department of Justice April 18, 2002 Revised Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons (HTML or PDF) was added to the COR Homepage, the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page, the Publications and Documents page.   This replaced the earlier entry for the Revised Department of Justice Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons as submitted to the Federal Register on April 12, 2002.

04/12/02 Update:

Revised Department of Justice Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons as submitted to the Federal Register on April 12, 2002  was added to the COR Homepage, the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page, the Publications and Documents page.  The Department of Justice April 12, 2002 Memorandum to General Counsels or Agency Heads/Civil Rights Directors regarding Executive Order 13160 (HTML or PDF) and the Executive Order 13160 Complaint Report Form (PDF) were added to the Executive Order 13160 page.  Added Link to a Clearinghouse website providing and linking to information, tools, and technical assistance regarding limited English proficiency and language access for federal agencies, recipients of federal funds, users of federal programs and federally assisted programs, and others - www.lep.gov to the COR Homepage, the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page, the Publications and Documents page, and the Other Links page.

04/01/02 Update:

The Department of the Treasury's (Treasury) and the National Science Foundation's (NSF) republication of their Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy Guidance for Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance for additional public comment (Treasury -  HTML and PDF, NSF -  HTML or PDF) were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

03/22/02 Update:

OMB's March 14, 2002, Report to Congress, "Assessment of the Total Benefits and Costs of Implementing Executive Order No. 13166:  Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency" has been added, in HTML and PDF formats.

03/13/02 Update:

The latest issue of the Civil Rights Forum has been added, in HTML and PDF formats.

02/27/02 Update:

A quick link to the "I Speak" language identification flashcard (PDF) was added to the Home page.

02/25/02 Update:

The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and Corporation for National and Community Service's (CORP) republication of their Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy Guidance for Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance for additional public comment (HHS -  HTML and PDF, CORP -  HTML or PDF) were added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

02/22/02 Update:

The General Services Administration's republication of its Limited English Proficiency Policy Guidance for Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance for additional public comment (HTML and PDF) was added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and the Publications and Documents page.

01/30/02 Update:

The Department of Justice January 11, 2002 Memorandum to Heads of Federal Grant Agencies, General Counsels and Civil Rights Directors concerning Executive Order 13166 (Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency) (HTML and PDF) was added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page.

01/29/02 Update:

Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons (HTML and PDF) published in the January 18, 2002, Federal Register was added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page.

11/1/01 Update:

Questions and Answers Regarding Title IX Procedural Requirements were added to the Title IX Information page.  A link to the Civil Rights Division National Origin Working Group Initiative to Combat Post-Terrorism Discrimination was added to the Other Links page. 

10/31/01 Update:

Background and Questions and Answers - October 26, 2001 DOJ Clarifying Memorandum Regarding Limited English Proficiency and Executive Order 13166 was added to the website.

10/30/01 Update:

Links to a Language Identification Flashcard, allowing recipients to identify languages individuals might be speaking, was added to the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and Publications and Documents pages.  In addition, links were added to the National Origin Discrimination Brochure in Spanish, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese on the Publications and Documents page.

10/26/01 Update:

The Department of Justice October 26, 2001 Memorandum to Heads of Departments and Agencies and General Counsels and Civil Rights Directors clarifying the requirements of Executive Order 13166 concerning services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP) was added to the website.

8/7/01 Update:

A new page was linked to the to the Agency-Specific Materials page.  This page sets forth grant related nondiscrimination statutes, regulations, and websites applicable to the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Links to the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Resolution Management, Center for Minority Veterans, and Center for Women Veterans were also added to the Other Links page.  Links to Department of Education pre-Executive Order 13166 Limited English Proficiency Guidance have also been added to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) page and Publications and Documents page.    

5/3/01 Update:

Links to agency Title IX regulations were added to each agency that has a listing on the Agency-Specific Materials page.  In addition, links to agency civil rights-related websites were added for each agency that has a listing.  To access this material, go to the Agency-Specific Materials webpage and click on the agency of interest.

4/2/01 Update:

A separate webpage was added for Documents Related to COR Complaint Investigation Activities, making it easier to locate this material.  In addition, thumbnail pictures were added to the Publications and Documents page to illustrate the kind of outreach material COR has available.  To make it easier to find items of interest, links to Complaint Documents and Training Material were added to the Resources box that appears at the top of many webpages, including this one.  Also added to the navigation bars at the bottom of most COR webpages, including this one, are links to Complaint material and Training material.   Finally, links have been added to materials published by various agencies in response to Executive Order 13166.

1/24/01 Update:

The Limited English Proficiency Policy Guidance of the Department of Transportation is listed in HTML and PDF formats on the Limited English Proficiency portion of the website.  Links to the Department of Health and Human Services, National Council on Disability, and Consumer Product Safety Commission's Plans for Compliance with Executive Order 13166 also have been added on the Limited English Proficiency portion of the website.

1/19/01 Update:

The Title IX Legal Manual, January 11, 2001 edition (HTML or PDF versions), is now available on the website.   The updated Title VI Legal Manual, January 11, 2001 edition (HTML and PDF versions) also has been added.  The Executive Order 13160 Guidance Document: Ensuring Equal Opportunity in Federally Conducted Education and Training Programs has been added to the website in HTML and PDF formats.  A link to the Office of Management and Budget's January 16, 2001, Provisional Guidance on the Implementation of the 1997 Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity has been added on the Publications page.  The Limited English Proficiency Policy Guidance of the Department of Labor, Corporation for National and Community Service, and General Services Administration are listed in HTML and PDF formats on the Limited English Proficiency portion of the website.  A link to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's Plan for Compliance with Executive Order 13166 also has been added on the Limited English Proficiency portion of the website.

1/16/01 Update:

The document, "Department of Justice January 16, 2001 LEP Guidance Specifically for DOJ Recipients" (HTML or PDF), has been added to the website. 

1/12/01 Update:

The Department of Justice Language Assistance Implementation Plan for its Federally Conducted Programs Pursuant to Executive Order 13166 is now available on the website.

12/06/00 Update:

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would amend twenty-two federal agencies' Title VI, Section 504, and Age Discrimination Act regulations to incorporate the Civil Rights Restoration Act's broadened definitions of "program or activity" and "program" has been added, in HTML and PDF formats.  The Department of Health and Human Service's October 26, 2000, NPRM incorporating the Civil Rights Restoration Act's broadened definitions of "program or activity" and "program" has been added in HTML and PDF formats.  A revised Spanish translation of the Department of Justice's guidance, "Enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: National Origin Discrimination Against Persons with Limited English Proficiency," is now on the website in HTML and PDF formats.

12/05/00 Update:

The latest issue of the Civil Rights Forum has been added, in HTML and PDF formats.

11/30/00 Update:

Numerous webpages throughout the Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (COR) website have been slightly modified to make them more accessible to viewers using screen readers.  The brochure, "Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Federally Assisted Programs," has been added.  A link to a new brochure, "Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination," has been added to the Publications page.  Agency-specific materials for the Small Business Administration have been added.  A notice listing Department of Justice federal financial assistance covered by Title IX has been added, in HTML and PDF formats.  President Clinton's Memorandum on strengthening Title IX and addressing discrimination in federally conducted education programs and activities also has been added. 

11/14/00 Update:

The entire Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (COR) home page has been completely redesigned, reflecting COR's added responsibilities to implement recently-announced Executive Orders 13160 and 13166, in addition to Executive Order 12250.  The redesign also puts more emphasis on easier navigation throughout the site, is designed for faster loading, maximizes access for people with disabilities, and minimizes confusing clutter. 

Also, a document, Commonly Asked Questions and Answers Regarding Executive Order 13166: Providing Meaningful Access to Individuals Who Are Limited English Proficient to Federally Assisted and Federally Conducted Programs And Activities, has been added.  The Department of Education's November 13, 2000, final rule incorporating the Civil Rights Restoration Act's broadened definitions of "program or activity" and "program" has been added in HTML and PDF formats. >

Updated August 6, 2015

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