Local Enterprise Assistance Fund d/b/a LEAF is a CDFI Certified by the United States Department of the Treasury. LEAF has received financial assistance from the Department of Treasury for operating its programs. As such, LEAF complies with the following federal statutes:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin.
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975, prohibits discrimination based on age.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, prohibits discrimination based on disability.
  • The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability.

Nondiscrimination Notice: By federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, LEAF is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or ability. If you believe that LEAF or any of LEAF’s employees have discriminated against you, you are entitled to submit a complaint. See below for the contact information of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Notice to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons: LEAF has taken reasonable steps to ensure that individuals with limited English proficiency have meaningful access to program information and services. LEAF team speaks 7 languages fluently.

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: LEAF offers an equal opportunity to benefit from LEAF’s Treasury-funded programs and services. This includes offering reasonable modifications as necessary and ensuring that communication with people with disabilities is as effective as communication with others.

Reasonable Modifications for Individuals with Disabilities: LEAF makes reasonable modifications to policies, practices, or procedures when necessary to avoid discrimination based on disability, without imposing undue administrative or financial burdens.

Effective Communication: LEAF ensures effective communication with people with disabilities.

Program Access: LEAF operates a service, program, or activity so it is accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information for Filing Discrimination Complaints:

US Department of the Treasury: Complaints may be submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Address: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington D.C. 20220

Phone: (202) 622-1160

Email: crcomplaints@treasury.gov

For additional information and technical assistance, contact the same office, OCRE.comments@treasury.gov

Deaf and hard-of-hearing callers can use the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Telecommunications Relay Service program by dialing 711 to call the OCRE phone number.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): For employment discrimination complaints, the EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

General information about the laws EEOC enforces and filing a charge: 1-800-669-4000, 1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only), 1-844-234-5122 (ASK Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only) or info@eeoc.gov.