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Executive Order 13166, signed on August 11, 2000, requires each Federal agency to examine the services it provides for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).  Agencies must develop and implement a system by which people who have limited English proficiency can meaningfully access those services consistent with, and without unduly burdening, the fundamental mission of the agency. It also calls on Federal agencies to work to ensure that recipients of Federal financial assistance provide meaningful access to their LEP applicants and beneficiaries.

Additional information about the Federal Government's efforts to provide meaningful access to persons with limited English proficiency can be found on the website, a project of the Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency.

DOC LEP Program Documents
DOC LEP Plan, January 2003  html pdf
DOC Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients on the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons  html pdf 

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