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Clearinghouse Services, Civil Rights Discrimination Complaints

Program Descriptions

Program Number



Clearinghouse Services, Civil Rights Discrimination Complaints


Federal Agency




Civil Rights Commission Reauthorization Act of 1991, Public Law 102-167, 42 U.S.C. 1975 et seq.






(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.


Types of Assistance

Dissemination of Technical Information.


Uses and Use Restrictions

(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.


Eligibility Requirements

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.


Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure

Direct request to the Commission.

Award Procedure

Not applicable.



Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.


Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


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.


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.


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.


Information Contacts

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.

Web Site Address


Related Programs

14.400, Equal Opportunity In Housing
16.100, Desegregation Of Public Education
16.101, Equal Employment Opportunity
16.103, Fair Housing And Equal Credit Opportunity
16.104, Protection Of Voting Rights
16.105, Civil Rights Of Institutionalized Persons
16.200, Community Relations Service
17.301, Non-Discrimination And Affirmative Action By Federal Contractors And Federally Assisted Construction Contractors
17.303, Wage And Hour Standards
17.700, Women's Bureau
30.001, Employment Discrimination-Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964
30.002, Employment Discrimination-State And Local Fair Employment Practices Agency Contracts
93.001, Civil Rights And Privacy Rule Compliance Activities


Examples of Funded Projects

Not applicable.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.


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