ERIC Number: ED243234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Prevention of Discrimination in Selected Federal Block Grant Programs--Kansas.
Wilkinson, Etta Lou
This report by the Kansas Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights reviews state enforcement of nondiscrimination provisions related to federally funded programs. The report looks at procedures used in fund allocation as well as public participation in the allocation decisions. It also looks at the extent to which minorities and women are beneficiaries of the services provided by the programs. Information . was provided by the Governor's office, the Kansas Department of Social Rehabilitation Services (SRS), the Kansas Department of Administration, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services/Office for Civil Rights (HHS/OCR). The programs studied were: Social Services Block Grant; Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Block Grant; Community Services Block Grant; and Low Income Energy Assistance. The advisory committee's review found that a compliance program has not been implemented. This may be based on the presumption that federal agencies would assume responsibility for compliance, as in the pre-block-grant period. The report concludes that it is difficult to know the true status of civil rights compliance. The report presents two recommendations: (1) the establishment of a state uniform policy and mechanism to assess compliance, and (2) the provision by HHS/OCR of technical assistance to SRS specifically geared to the establishment of a state compliance review system. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Compensatory Education.
Identifiers: Department of Health and Human Services; Kansas