March 31, 2021

CDFI Fund: Public Comments Sought on Civil Rights Act Compliance Worksheet

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Title VI Compliance Worksheet (Worksheet). The Worksheet will be an online form submitted through the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System. The request for comment was published today in the Federal Register.

This collection captures qualitative information from all Applicants to CDFI Fund’s federal Financial Assistance Programs. This information will be collected once annually from all Applicants to assess their compliance with federal civil rights requirements. Applicants must be compliant with federal civil rights requirements in order to be deemed eligible to receive federal Financial Assistance grants from the CDFI Fund. The CDFI Fund will utilize the Worksheet to determine whether Applicants to CDFI Fund Financial Assistance Programs are compliant with federal civil rights requirements. The questions in the Worksheet are intended to assist the CDFI Fund in determining whether federal Financial Assistance Applicants are compliant with the Treasury regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act set forth in 31 CFR Part 22.

Please access the Federal Register notice to view the specific questions for which comments are requested. To aid the public in providing comments, a copy of the Worksheet is available online (link below).

Written comments must be received on or before June 1, 2021 to be assured of consideration. Comments should be submitted via email to Heather Hunt, Acting Program Manager for the Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, CDFI Fund at

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