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This is a course offered by FEMA that provides an introduction to civil rights laws and strategies for protecting the civil rights of those served by FEMA. The course aims to help participants identify the purpose and protections offered by the FEMA Civil Rights program and develop strategies for ensuring the civil rights of FEMA customers.
The primary audience for the course is all FEMA employees who are required to take the course every calendar year for the first two years and then every other year thereafter.
FEMA IS-21.23: Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance Answers
|The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits housing discrimination:||In all types of housing regardless of funding.|
|Under the laws that protect civil rights, which of the following actions is acceptable?||Change established application procedures to accommodate an individual with a disability.|
|An effective way to help ensure that funding decisions are fair to all segments of the community is to:||Notify community organizations such as minority, ethnic, disability, and other advocacy groups of grant opportunities.|
|All of the following are true statements EXCEPT:||It is acceptable to house a disaster-related program in a non-accessible building if no accessible buildings are readily available.|
|Which law authorizes Federal assistance in Presidentially declared disasters and prohibits discrimination during disaster relief and assistance activities?||Stafford Act (1988), as amended.|
|A Federally assisted disaster relief program is trying to streamline its services and provide one-stop shopping for residents with special needs. As part of this effort, program planners decide to coordinate all “special” services, such as language interpreters, sign language interpreters, and readers for the visually impaired, at a single facility at the edge of town. Individuals who require these services must therefore travel farther than other residents. Providing services in this way:||Is permissible only if the facility is located on a major public transportation route.|
|If you feel something you have said or done may be perceived as a civil rights violation, the best approach is to:||Discuss the matter with your supervisor or Equal Rights Officer immediately.|
|Title VI of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race. It also prohibits discrimination based on:||Color and national origin.|
|Which of the following is a TRUE statement?||Emergency programs, services, and activities for individuals with disabilities typically must be provided in an integrated setting.|
|Under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975:||Programs receiving Federal assistance may not provide different or lesser services based on age.|