Federal Agency LEP Guidance
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Federal agencies must
ensure state agencies, county programs, and other organizations that
receive Federal funding financial assistance (recipients) provide meaningful access
to LEP individuals eligible for their programs and services.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an LEP guidance document (DOJ Guidance) to assist each agency in developing LEP Guidance. The DOJ Guidance sets forth compliance standards recipients must follow to ensure programs and activities they normally provide in English are accessible to LEP persons. Recipients were also reminded that they are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of national origin in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Pursuant to Executive Order 13166, each Federal agency was to prepare a plan to improve access to LEP persons, consistent with the DOJ Guidance, to ensure meaningful access to agency programs and activities.
Each LEP plan was to describe how the general standards of the DOJ Guidance would be applied to the recipients, taking into account the types of services provided by the recipients, the individuals served, and other factors specified in the Guidance.
In developing these LEP plans, agencies were advised to receive input from stakeholders. A complete listing of each Federal Agency with LEP Guidance is available at this link. Each of these agency plans is also available at the website http://www.LEP.gov.
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|Executive Order 13166|
|DOJ LEP Guidance|
|Federal Agency Guidance|
|Food Stamp Program|
|Health Care Services|
|Legal Services and Attorneys|
|Other Group Data|
|Resources and Training|
|Language Access Guides|
|Language Access Training|
|Model LEP Plans|
|New York Resources|
Last Updated: August 11, 2008 ● Empire Justice Center © 2008