Employment Discrimination_State and Local Fair Employment Practices Agency Contracts

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.

Agency - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office - EEOC District office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Ninety-six agencies are projected to receive contracts to resolve more than 47,000 discrimination charges in fiscal year 2007.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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 considerations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

EEOC District Director will provide guidance.

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.

A-102 and E.O.


Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

Recommendation made to EEOC Commissioners. Decision made by final vote of the EEOC Commissioners.


Contact Office of Field Programs, EEOC Headquarters for deadlines.


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. 75; Public Law 95-256, 92 Stat. 189; Public Law 99-592, 100 Stat. 3342, Public Law 101-433, 104 Stat. 978; 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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 1 to 3 months.


Not applicable.


By negotiation and vote of the Commission.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

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


Periodic program reports as required by contract.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.


As required by the contract.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Contracts) FY 07 est $28,000,000; and FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

From $6,500 to $2,354,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Request for Application and Proposals for EEOC Funding of Programs Under Title VII, Section 709(b), Public Law 88-352.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

EEOC District office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

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) 663-4801.

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 Commission.

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