Multi-Language Non-Discrimination Notices and Statements

One of the obligations of a federally-assisted activity is to display a Non-Discrimination Notice and to include a Non-Discrimination Statement in its pamphlets and publications.  Federally-assisted activities must also inform people of the right to language asistance, too.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published a combined sample Non-Discrimination Notices and Statements in 65 languages.  The Non-Discrimination Notice helps an entity inform people that:


1) It does no discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex;


2) It provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively;


3) Limited English proficient persons have a right to no-cost language assistance; and,


4) A person has a right to file a complaint and how to do so.


The Non-Discrimination Notice can be modified for use regardless of the federal funding source by change the contact information for filing complaints. Substitute the civil rights office(s) of the federal agency that funded your program or project (if it is not HHS).  The assistance of a competent translator may be helpful.


The HHS Non-Discrimination Notices and Statements are here.


For federally assisted housing providers, Intermountain Fair Housing Council has provided information about housing-appropriate Non-Discrimination Notices here.




Example of the HHS Non-Discrimination Notice: