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Federally Assisted Programs Title VI

The Federally Assisted Program (FAP) is the Civil Rights enforcement program which ensures that recipients of Federal financial assistance do not discriminate against beneficiaries of their programs, services, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (in education programs only), or disability.  The primary legislation for FAP is  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin.   Related legislation includes:  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

The Division of Diversity and Civil Rights is responsible for conducting reviews on recipients receiving Federal financial assistance, to ensure the recipients are providing equitable benefits and services to beneficiaries of their programs. In addition, the reviews help to ensure that persons with various types of disabilities can receive needed accommodations to participate in the recipient's programs, and that they establish active liaisons with minority and disability groups.

Key Benefits

- All beneficiaries enjoy the experience and benefits of the recipient's programs and activities.
- Individuals from different backgrounds and income levels, are made aware of the recreational programs offered, and other benefits.
- Partnerships between recipients and minority/disability groups provide a large potential pool of diverse applicants for both Service and recipient positions.


The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC, provides copies of rules & regulations of all Federal disability rights legislation, including the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Technical assistance on the rules and regulations is available.

To obtain additional information, please contact:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Diversity and Civil Rights

Attn: Angela Butsch
Fax: 503-231-2322


Last Updated: January 9, 2018
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