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Civil rights requirements associated with OJP awards

October 2019

This webpage is intended to give applicants for OJP awards a general overview of award requirements that relate to civil rights and nondiscrimination. These requirements will be addressed in several of the "General Conditions" for FY 2020 OJP awards. Certain OJP awards will include additional conditions related to civil rights and nondiscrimination.

Employment Practices

A faith-based organization receiving funding directly or indirectly does not forfeit its exemption from the federal prohibition on employment discrimination based on religion. This prohibition is set forth in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (See, 28 C.F.R. Part 38.1(f) and 38.2(f)). However, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, Victims of Crime Act, and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, all as amended, contain provisions against religious discrimination in employment.