42 U.S.C. § 290cc-33 - Nondiscrimination

Cite as42 U.S.C. § 290cc-33
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 116-259 (12/23/2020)

(a) In general

(1) Rule of construction regarding certain civil rights laws

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 section 290cc-21 of this title shall be considered to be programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

(2) Prohibition

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 section 290cc-21 of this title.

(b) Enforcement

(1) Referrals to Attorney General after notice

Whenever the Secretary finds that a State, or an entity that has received a payment pursuant to section 290cc-21 of this title, has failed to comply with a provision of law referred to in subsection (a)(1), with subsection (a)(2), or with an applicable regulation (including one prescribed to carry out subsection (a)(2)), the Secretary shall notify the chief executive officer of the State and shall request the chief executive officer to 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 may-

(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 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 ], title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [ 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.], or title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [ 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.], as may be applicable; or

(C) take such other actions as may be authorized by law.

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