The Department of Homeland Security is finalizing guidance to recipients of Federal financial assistance regarding Title VI’s prohibition against national origin discrimination affecting persons with limited English proficient persons. This guidance is issued pursuant to Executive Order 13166 and is consistent with government-wide guidance previously issued by the Department of Justice.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes the importance of being able to communicate effectively with individuals, including those with limited English proficiency (LEP), across our many missions and functions. The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which leads the Department's language access efforts, joins its colleagues across DHS to release these Language Access Plans for DHS Components and Offices.
Recipients of federal financial assistance from DHS are required to administer their programs and activities in accordance with Federal civil rights authorities and DHS implementing regulations prohibiting discrimination.
Multilingual Resources in Korean
DHS offers guidance to its recipients of federal financial assistance on their obligations to provide meaningful access to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Department's implementing regulations.
Multilingual Resources in Somali
Multilingual Resources in Russian
Multilingual Resources in Chinese
Multilingual Resources in Arabic
The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) leads the Department's efforts, through policy, to provide meaningful access for LEP individuals in its programs, activities, services, and operations. The following materials and resources can assist DHS personnel and grantees in serving LEP individuals.