Clearinghouse Services, Civil Rights Discrimination Complaints


(1) To serve as a national clearinghouse for information to the public in respect to discrimination or denials of equal protection of the Laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin; to hold public hearings and collect and study information on discrimination or denials of equal protection; (2) To receive and refer complaints alleging denial of civil rights because of the aforementioned factors; to receive, investigate, and refer complaints alleging denial of voting rights.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Dissemination of Technical Information.
Program Accomplishments
In fiscal year 2001, the Commission processed approximately 6,000 complaints and completed 8 publications. In both fiscal years 2002 and 2003, the Commission estimates the processing of approximately 10,000 complaints, and completion of 12 publications.
Civil Rights Commission Reauthorization Act of 1991, Public Law 102-167, 42 U.S.C. 1975 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Anyone can seek information; no criteria must be satisfied.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
Complaint should contain a clear statement of the facts on which it is based.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Direct request to the Commission.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
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How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
(1) The Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) conducts research and uses publications, liaison with private and public groups, the media, and a variety of other techniques to provide civil rights information to the above groups and to those who have responsibilities to comply with Federal civil rights laws and policies, those who implement these laws and policies, and the general public; and (2) the CCR receives and refers complaints alleging denial of equal protection of the laws to the appropriate Federal agencies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Western Regional Office: Philip Montez, 3660 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Telephone: (213) 894-3437, TDD (213) 894-3435. Eastern Regional Office: Ki-Taek Chun, 624 Ninth Street, NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20425. Telephone: (202) 376-7533, TDD (202) 376-8116. Central Regional Office: Melvin Jenkins, Gateway Tower II, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101-2406. Telephone: (913) 551-1400, TDD (913) 551-1414. Rocky Mountain Regional Office: John F. Dulles III, 1700 Broadway, Suite 710, Denver, CO 80290. Telephone: (303) 866-1040, TDD (303) 866-1049. Southern Regional Office: Bobby Doctor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW. Suite 1840T, Atlanta, GA, 30303. Telephone: (404) 562-7000, TDD (404) 562- 7004. Midwestern Regional Office: Constance Davis, 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60603. Telephone: (312) 353-8311, TDD (312) 353-8362.
Headquarters Office
Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20425. Telephone: (202) 376-8177. TDD (202) 376- 8116. Complaints: (202) 376-8582 or Toll Free 1-800-552-6843 or Regional Office listed above.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 07 $8,740,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Catalog of Publications of Commission on Civil Rights, no charge. Commission on Civil Rights Brochure, no charge. All publications of the Commission are available from the Publications Office, Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20425.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.