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 Federal Agency LEP Guidance

LARC Home Page 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.

Agency LEP Plans                                                                            Available Federal Documents

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.

Federal Documents     

A list of all Federal Agency LEP Plans is available at this link.

Frequently Asked Questions
Federal LEP
Title VI
Executive Order 13166
DOJ LEP Guidance
Federal Agency Guidance
LEP Topics
Court Access
Domestic Violence
Employment /Unemployment
Food Stamp Program
Health Care Services
Law Enforcement
Legal Services and Attorneys
Public Housing
Social Security
LEP Statistics
Census Data
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