Non-Discrimination Statement and Civil Rights Information

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 Equal Employment Opportunity (OCRE) 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 Equal Employment Opportunity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20220 or

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. For more information, access the Department of the Treasury Civil Rights Toolkit.

Information for Beneficiaries of the CDFI Fund’s Assisted and Conducted Programs

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 proficiency. Reprisal actions against individuals for their prior civil rights activity are also prohibited.

Filing a Discrimination Complaint

To file a program discrimination complaint, send it to: Director, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20220.

Additional Resources: 

For more information, please visit the U.S Department of the Treasury website.