Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, as amended, Public
Laws 88-352 and 92-261, 42 U.S.C. 2000e; Age Discrimination in Employment Act
of 1967, Public Law 90-202, as amended; Public Law 93- 259, 88 Stat. 55;
Public Law 95-256, 92 Stat. 189; Reorganization Plan No. 1, 1978, 29 U.S.C.
621 et seq; Civil Rights Act of 1991, Public Law 102-166; Americans with
Disabilities Act, Public Law 101-336.
To assist EEOC in the enforcement of Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
of 1967 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by investigating and
resolving charges of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, and/or disability.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Contracts are made with official State and local Fair
Employment Practices Agencies based on the resolution of individual charges of
employment discrimination filed concurrently with those agencies and the EEOC
and for the identification, investigation, conciliation and elimination of
unlawful employment practices.
Official State and local government agencies charged with the administration
and enforcement of State and/or local fair employment practices law, where
there exists an appropriate law (State or local) authorizing the agency to
grant or seek relief from unlawful employment practices. Eligible applicants
must be designated by EEOC as Fair Employment Practices Agencies. Local
agencies requesting a contract for the first time are subject to additional
Employees, potential employees and former employees covered by Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act of 1967, and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Funding must be determined by negotiation with the applicant and approval by
the Commission. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.
EEOC District Director will provide guidance. This program is excluded from
coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102 and E.O. 12372.
Application must be made to the EEOC District Office which will review it and
make a recommendation to the Office of Field Programs, EEOC Headquarters. This
program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular Numbers A-102 and A-110.
Recommendation made to EEOC Commissioners. Decision made by final vote of the
Deadlines: Contact Office
of Field Programs, EEOC Headquarters for deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
From 1 to 3 months.
Appeals: Not applicable.
Renewals: By negotiation
and vote of the Commission.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Cycles of one year to three years. Paid by a combination of advance vouchers
and for actual services.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Periodic program
reports as required by contract.
Audits: In accordance with
the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), Audits of
States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities
that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will
have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal
entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No.
Records: As required by the
Obligations: (Contracts) FY
01 $29,896,003; FY 02 est $30,000,000; and FY 03 est $30,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance: From $3,500 to $3,103,350.
In fiscal year 2002, received applications from 91
agencies and approved 91 for contracts. These agencies contracted to resolve
more than 55,000 discrimination charges in fiscal year 2002. Ninety-one
agencies are projected to receive contracts to resolve a similar number of
charges in fiscal year 2003. The agencies are also projected to receive
contracts to resolve approximately 55,000 charges in fiscal year 2004.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Request for Application and Proposals for EEOC Funding
of Programs Under Title VII, Section 709(b), Public Law 88-352.
Regional or Local Office: EEOC
District office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Contact Michael J. Dougherty, Director, State and Local Programs, Office of
Field Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street NW.,
Room 8030, Washington, DC 20507. Telephone: (202) 663-4944.
Web Site Address: http://www.eeoc.gov
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Charge resolution contracts are funded for the receipt
and resolution of individual charges of employment discrimination.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Requests for charge resolution contracts are submitted
by designated official State and local government agencies to EEOC District
offices in their geographic area. EEOC District Offices then submit
recommendations based on information provided by the agencies, as well as past
performance, if applicable, to EEOC Headquarters. Selection is based on
meeting the provisions of current Contracting Principles promulgated by the