The Civil Rights Division ensures that recipients of DOE financial assistance comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act). To forward this effort, OCR provides technical assistance to help recipients and grantees of, as well as applicants for, DOE financial assistance to understand and meet their obligations under the above statutory mandates.

This guidance is not intended to provide legal advice, nor to have the force of law. This guidance does not create any legal obligations for recipients of federal financial assistance or for any other persons or entities. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person or operate to bind the public.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this guidance and to keep this guidance up to date. However, if this guidance conflicts with any statute or regulation, the statute or regulation controls.

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