Useful Tools to Assess Agency Civil Rights Enforcement

Under Executive Order 12250, the Attorney General through the Civil Rights Division reports annually to the President "through the Director of the Office of Management and Budget {OMB] on the progress in achieving the purposes of this Order. This report shall include any recommendations for changes in the implementation or enforcement of the nondiscrimination provisions of the laws covered by this Order." see Section 1-304, Executive Order 12250.   These reports provide an annual snapshot of what Federal agencies are doing to enforce grant related nondiscrimination statutes. 

See what the Attorney General has to say about the state of civil rights enforcement.  These reports may be available for public inspection.  Check with the Civil Rights Division.  It doesn't hurt to ask.

Find out if a state or local government is getting Federal financial assistance.  You can search the single audit data base and get an idea.  This tells you what Federal agencies are providing assistance and also tells you something about the assisted programs and activities covered by Federal grant related nondiscrimination statutes.  This also tells you what agencies would have jurisdiction over any complaints alleging discrimination in those funded programs and activities.