Desegregation of Public Education

 

To secure equal educational opportunity for persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.100
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Civil Rights Division
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IV, Public Law 88-352, 42 U.S.C. 2000(c), Title VI, 42 U.S.C. 2000(d), Title IX, 42 U.S.C. 2000(h-2); Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 (“EEOA”), Public Law 93-380, 20 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.; Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX, Public Law 92-318, 20 U.S.C. 1681Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC § 749 et seq.; Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 USC §§ 12131 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
A parent or group of parents in the case of public elementary and secondary schools under Title IV and Title II of the ADA. An individual or his/her parents in the case of a public college under Title IV and Title II of the ADA. A student or his/her parents in the case of a state or local education agency under the EEOA. A student or his/her parent(s) in the case of education programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance under Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. A student or his/her parent(s) in the case of public accommodations under Title III of the ADA.
Beneficiary Eligibility
A student, parent, or group of parents in the case of public elementary and secondary schools under Title IV and Title II of the ADA. An individual or his/her parents in the case of a public college under Title IV and Title II of the ADA. A student or his/her parents in the case of a state or local education agency under the EEOA. A student or his/her parent(s) in the case of education programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance under Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. A student or his/her parent(s) in the case of public accommodations under Title III of the ADA.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Contact the headquarters office listed below.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The Justice Department may go to court to obtain an order to desegregate a public school (elementary or secondary levels) or public college. The Attorney General may initiate legal proceedings to further orderly desegregation upon receiving a meritorious written complaint from (1) any parent or group of parents whose minor children are being deprived by a school board of equal protection of the laws; or (2) any individual or parent of an individual who has been denied admission to or not permitted to continue in attendance at a public college or university because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Attorney General must certify that the suit will materially further the orderly process of desegregation. The Attorney General may also intervene in any case in which the plaintiff alleges a denial of equal protection of the law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In addition, the Attorney General may litigate Title VI, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 referrals received from the Department of Education and other federal agencies to vindicate the rights of individuals excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance on account of their race, color, sex, national origin, or disability. Under these statutes and Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Attorney General may go to court to challenge educational institutions’ discriminatory responses to student harassment on these protected bases. The Attorney General may also go to court to ensure that state and local education agencies take appropriate steps to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation in instructional programs pursuant to the EEOA. The Attorney General has authority to enforce Title II of the ADA against state and local government entities, including public schools, and to enforce Title III of the ADA against public accommodations. EOS shares that enforcement authority with the Disability Rights Section.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not Applicable.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Department of Justice Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Litigation Section, , Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Phone: (202) 514-4092. Contact: Office
Website Address
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/edo/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0128-0-1-752.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 11 $7,365,000; FY 12 est $6,467,000; and FY 13 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
28 CFR 0.50; Civil Rights Act of 1964; Summary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.