Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964



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Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964

§2000d Prohibition against exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and

discrimination under federally assisted programs on ground of race, color or national origin
No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded

from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program

or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
§2000d-1. Federal authority and financial assistance to programs or activities by way of

grant, loan, or contract other than contract of insurance or guaranty; rules and regulations;

approval by President; compliance with requirements; reports to Congressional

committees; effective date of administrative action


Each Federal department and agency which is empowered to extend Federal financial assistance to

any program or activity, by way of grant, loan, or contract other than a contract of insurance or

guaranty, is authorized and directed to effectuate the provisions of section 601 with respect to such

program or activity by issuing rules, regulations, or orders of general applicability which shall be

consistent with assistance in connection with which the action is taken. No such rule, regulation, or

order shall become effective unless and until approved by the President . Compliance with any

requirement adopted pursuant to this section may be effected (1) by the termination of or refusal to

grant or to continue assistance under such program or activity to any recipient as to whom there has

been an express finding on the record, after opportunity for hearing, of a failure to comply with such

requirement, but such termination or refusal shall be limited to the particular political entity, or part

thereof, or other recipient as to whom such a finding has been made and, shall be limited in its effect

to the particular program, or part thereof, in which such noncompliance has been so found, or (2) by

any means authorized by law: Provided, however, That no such action shall be taken until the

department or agency concerned has advised the appropriate person or persons of the failure to

comply with the requirement and had determined that compliance cannot be secured by voluntary

means. In the case of any action terminating, or refusing to grant or continue, assistance because of

failure to comply with a requirement imposed pursuant to this section, the head of the Federal

department or agency shall file with the committees of the House and Senate having legislative

jurisdiction over the program or activity involved a full written report of the circumstances and the

grounds for such action. No such action shall become effective until thirty days have elapsed after the

filing of such report.
§2000d-2. Judicial review; administrative procedure provisions
Any department or agency action taken pursuant to section 602, shall be subject to such judicial

review as may otherwise be provided by law for similar action taken by such department or agency

on other grounds. In the case of action, not otherwise subject to judicial review, terminating or

refusing to grant or to continue financial assistance upon a finding of failure to comply with any

requirement imposed pursuant to section 602, any person aggrieved (including any State or political

subdivision thereof and any agency of either) may obtain judicial review of such action in accordance

with section 10 of the Administrative Procedures Act, and such action shall not be deemed

committed to unreviewable agency discretion within the meaning of that section.


§2000d-3. Construction of provisions not to authorize administrative action with respect to

employment practices except where primary objective of Federal financial assistance is to

provide employment
Nothing contained in this subchapter shall be construed to authorize action under this title by any

department or agency with respect to any employment practice of any employer, employment

agency, or labor organization except where a primary objective of the Federal financial assistance is

to provide employment.


§2000d-4. Federal authority and financial assistance to programs or activities by way of

contract of insurance or guarantee


Nothing in this subchapter shall add to or detract from any existing authority with respect to any

program or activity under which Federal financial assistance is extended by way of a contract of

insurance or guaranty.
§2000d-4a. "Program or activity" and "program" defined
For the purposes of this subchapter, the term "program or activity" and the term "program" mean all

of the operations of --


(1)(A) a department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or of a local

government; or


(B) the entity of such State or local government that distributes such assistance and each such

department or agency (and each other State or local government entity) to which the assistance is

extended, in the case of assistance to a State or local government;
(2)(A) a college, university, or other postsecondary institution, or a public system of higher

education; or


(B) a local educational agency (as defined in section 198(a)(10) of the Elementary and Secondary

Education Act of 1965), system of vocational education, or other school system;


(3)(A) an entire corporation, partnership, or other private organization, or an entire sole

proprietorship --


(i) if assistance is extended to such corporation, partnership, private organization, or sole

proprietorship as a whole; or


(ii) which is principally engaged in the business of providing education, health care, housing, social

services, or parks and recreation; or


(B) the entire plant or other comparable, geographically separate facility to which Federal financial

assistance is extended, in the case of any other corporation, partnership, private organization, or sole

proprietorship ; or
(4) any other entity which is established by two or more of the entities described in paragraph (1),

(2), or (3);


any part of which is extended Federal financial assistance.
§2000d-5. Prohibited deferral of action on applications by local educational agencies

seeking Federal funds for alleged noncompliance with Civil Rights Act


The Secretary of Education shall not defer action or order action deferred on any application by a

local educational agency for funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act, by the Elementary and

Secondary Education Act of 1965 [20 U.S.C. 2701 et. seq.], by the Act of September 20, 1950

(Public Law 815, Eighty-first Congress) [20 U.S.C. 236 et seq.], by the Act of September 23,

1950 (Public Law 815, Eighty-first Congress) [20 U.S.C. 631 et seq.], or by the Cooperative

Research ACt [20 U.S.C. 331 et seq.], on the basis of alleged noncompliance with the provisions of

this subchapter for more than sixty days after notice is given to such local agency of such deferral

unless such local agency is given the opportunity for a hearing as provided in section 2000d-1 of this

title, such hearing to be held within sixty days of suchnotice, unless the time for such hearing is

extended by mutual consent of such local agency and the Secretary, and such deferral shall not

continue for more than thirty days after the close of any such hearing unless there has been an

express finding on the record of such hearing that such local educational agency has failed to comply

with the provisions of this subchapter: Provided, That, for the purpose of determining whether a

local educational agency is in compliance with this subchapter, compliance by such agency with a

final order or judgment of a Federal court for the desegregation of the school or school system

operated by such agency shall be deemed to be compliance with this subchapter, insofar as the

matters covered in the order or judgment are concerned.
§ 2000d-6. Policy of United States as to application of nondiscrimination provisions in

schools of local educational agencies


(a) Declaration of uniform policy
It is the policy of the United States that guidelines and criteria established pursuant to title VI of the

Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.] and section 182 of the Elementary and

Secondary Education Amendments of 1966 [42 U.S.C. 2000d-5] dealing with conditions of

segregation by race, whether dejure or de facto, in the schools of the local educational agencies of

any State shall be applied uniformly in all regions of the United States whatever the origin or cause of

such segregation.


(b) Nature of uniformity
Such uniformity refers to one policy applied uniformly to de jure segregation wherever found and

such other policy asa may be provided pursuant to law applied uniformly to de facto segregation

wherever found.
(c) Prohibition of construction for diminution of obligation for enforcement or compliance

with nondiscrimination requirements


Nothing in this section shall be construed to diminish the obligation of responsible officials to enforce

or comply with such guidelines and criteria in order to eliminate discrimination in federally assisted

programs and activities as required by title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et

seq.]
(d) Additional funds


It is the sense of the Congress that the Department of Justice and the Secretary of Education should

request such additional funds as may be necessary to apply the policy set forth in this section

throughout the United States.
§2000d-7. Civil rights remedies equalization
(a) General provision
(1) A State shall not be immune under the Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution of the United

States from suit in Federal court for a violation of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29

U.S.C. 794], title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.], the Age

Discrimination Act of 1975 [42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.], title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42

U.S.C. 2000d et seq], or the provisions of any other Federal statute prohibiting discrimination by

recipients of Federal financial assistance.


(2) In a suit against a State for a violation of a statute referred to in paragraph (1), remedies

(including remedies both at law and in equity) are available for such a violation to the same extent as

such remedies are available for such a violation in the suit against any public or private entity other

than a State.


(b) Effective date
The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall take effect with respect to violations that occur

in whole or in part after October 21, 1986.


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