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Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in ED Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.

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Publication Date: January 22, 2001
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Page Numbers: 6760-6762

Summary: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in ED Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.

[Federal Register: January 22, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 14)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

 
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or 
Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

AGENCY: Department of the Treasury (``Treasury'').

ACTION: Notice of Department of the Treasury Financial Assistance 
Subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Subpart F of the final common rule for the 
enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended 
(``Title IX''), this notice lists federal financial assistance 
administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that is covered by 
Title IX. Title IX prohibits recipients of federal financial assistance 
from discriminating on the basis of sex in education programs or 
activities. Subpart F of the Title IX common rule requires each federal 
agency that awards federal financial assistance to publish in the 
Federal Register a notice of the federal financial assistance covered 
by the Title IX regulations within sixty (60) days after the effective 
date of the final common rule. The final common rule for the 
enforcement of Title IX was published in the Federal Register by 
twenty-one (21) federal agencies, including Treasury, on August 30, 
2000 (65 FR 52858-52895). Treasury's portion of the final common rule 
will be codified at 31 CFR Part 28.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title IX prohibits recipients of federal 
financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex in 
educational programs or activities. Specifically, the statute states 
that ``[n]o person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be 
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be 
subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity 
receiving Federal financial assistance,'' with specific exceptions for 
various entities, programs, and activities. 20 U.S.C. 1681(a). Title IX 
and the Title IX common rule prohibit discrimination on the basis of 
sex in the operation of, and the provision or denial of benefits by, 
education programs or activities conducted not only by educational 
institutions but by other entities as well, including, for example, law 
enforcement agencies, departments of corrections, and for profit and 
nonprofit organizations.

List of Federal Financial Assistance Administered by the Department 
of the Treasury to Which Title IX Applies

    Note: All recipients of federal financial assistance from 
Treasury are subject to Title IX, but Title IX's anti-discrimination 
prohibitions are limited to the educational components of the 
recipient's program or activity, if any.


    Failure to list a type of federal assistance below shall not mean, 
if Title IX is otherwise applicable, that a program or activity is not 
covered by Title IX.

    1. Assistance provided by the Office of the Partnership in 
Education linking the various Treasury bureaus' educational and 
community outreach efforts, including: support activities for career 
academies and Adopt-A-School programs; identifying external and 
community resources in support of partnership objectives; Computers 
for Learning, the donation of surplus computer equipment, technology 
training and support to local schools; Professional Development 
Series, the workplace readiness training for high school 
internships; Achieves Initiative, to motivate students to attend and 
stay in

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school and to provide financial skills training; and coordination of 
volunteer efforts involving technology, mentoring and tutoring 
support for partnership schools. (National and Community Service Act 
of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12501; 104 Stat. 3127--Public Law 101-610; and 
Executive Order 12999 and Executive Order 12820.)
    2. Assistance provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, the Customs Service and the Secret Service in the form of 
training for state, local, and Federal law enforcement officers. 
(Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, 110 Stat. 3009--
Public Law 104-208.)
    3. Assistance provided by the Community Development Financial 
Institution Fund in the form of capital to institutions serving 
distressed communities and low-income individuals. (Riegle Community 
Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-
325.)
    4. Assistance provided by the Community Adjustment and 
Investment Program in the form of financial resources for loans or 
loan guarantees to create or retain private sector jobs in U.S. 
communities with significant job losses due to changes in trade 
patterns as a result of the North America Free Trade Agreement. (The 
North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, 107 Stat. 
2057--Public Law 103-182.)
    5. Assistance provided by the Customs Service in the form of 
sharing seized items with other Federal, state, and local law 
enforcement agencies. (The Department of Treasury Forfeiture Fund, 
31 U.S.C. 9703(a)(1)(G).)
    6. Assistance provided by the Customs Service in the form of 
funding for overtime work to state and local agencies assisting 
Customs in law enforcement activities. (The Department of Treasury 
Forfeiture Fund, 31 U.S.C. 9703(a)(1)(I).)
    7. Assistance provided by the Internal Revenue Service under the 
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program in the form of matching 
grants for qualifying organizations that provide legal assistance to 
low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and/or inform 
Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals of their tax rights and 
responsibilities. (IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, Public 
Law 105-206.)
    8. Assistance provided by the Internal Revenue Service in the 
form of grants to non-profit organizations that operate Tax 
Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs, which train volunteers to 
provide free tax help to individuals 60 years of age and over and 
reimburse volunteers for mileage and other expenses incurred as part 
of the program. (Section 163 of the Revenue Act of 1978, 92 Stat. 
2810--Public law 95-600.)
    9. Assistance provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and 
Firearms in the form of youth crime prevention focused on gang 
resistance open to all elementary, middle or junior high schools 
(Violent Crime Reduction Act, Public Law 103-322, section 32401.)

    In addition to the above, further information on Treasury federal 
financial assistance can be found by consulting the Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) at http://www.cfda.gov. If using the 
Internet site, please select ``Search the Catalog,'' select ``Browse 
the Catalog--By Agency,'' and then click on ``The Department of 
Treasury.'' Catalog information is also available by calling, toll 
free, 1-800-699-8331 or by writing to: Federal Domestic Assistance 
Catalog Staff (MVS), General Services Administration, Reporters 
Building, Room 101, 300 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20407.
    The following is a list of other federal financial assistance 
administered by Treasury as derived from the CFDA. For further 
information on any of these types of federal financial assistance, 
please consult the CFDA. Abbreviations following each type of federal 
financial assistance indicate which Treasury Department component 
administers the relevant federal financial assistance, and are as 
follows: IRS--Internal Revenue Service; DO--Departmental Offices; ATF--
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; USSS--United States Secret 
Service.

Taxpayer Service--(IRS)
Exchange of Federal Tax Information With State Tax
Agencies--(IRS)
Bank Enterprise Award Program--(DO)
ATF Training Assistance--(ATF)
Secret Service Training Activities--(USSS)

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688; 65 FR 52881, to be codified at 
31 CFR Part 28.

    Dated: January 11, 2001.
Lisa G. Ross,
Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer.
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