Any person eligible to receive benefits or services from the Department of Treasury – Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund or its recipients is entitled to those benefits or services without being subject to prohibited discrimination. The Office of Civil Rights and Diversity enforces various federal statutes and regulations that prohibit discrimination in CDFI Fund financially assisted and conducted programs or activities. If a person believes s/he has been subjected to discrimination and/or reprisal because of membership in a protected group then s/he may file a complaint with: Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20220.
Information for Recipients of CDFI Fund Financial Assistance
It is the CDFI Fund's policy that programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.
As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the applicable civil rights laws require you to take measures to ensure compliance with their nondiscrimination provisions, such as signing a Nondiscrimination Assurance Agreement, and notifying the public of the nondiscrimination protections.
Information for Beneficiaries of the CDFI Fund’s Assisted and Conducted Programs
Your Civil Rights Are Protected
Non-discrimination provisions apply to all programs and activities of the CDFI Fund and its recipients and sub-recipients of federal financial assistance. In CDFI Fund programs and activities, discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or limited English profiency. Reprisal actions against individuals for their prior civil rights activity are also prohibited.
Filing a Discrimination Complaint
To file a program discrimination complaint, write a complaint letter to: Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20220
For more information, please visit: http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Mgt/Pages/civil-rights-index.aspx.