What We Do

The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that provide Federal financial assistance, is responsible for the administration, compliance, and enforcement of the nondiscrimination laws and regulations that covers programs and activities receiving assistance.  The laws and regulations are as follows:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Limited English Proficiency

An individual may file a complaint with the NEA if they believe that they have been discriminated against based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity /sexual orientation), disability or age by an organization that is a recipient of NEA funding.  Individuals may file a formal complaint with OCREEO. Learn more about the NEA Civil Rights formal complaint process.

Guidance for implementation of Federal financial assistance is found in the following Department of Justice (DOJ) document:

Coordination of Enforcement of Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs (28 CFR 42.401-415)