Office of Multicultural Affairs

The primary role of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to function as a resource to all state agencies and to all communities served to improve services to minority and multicultural populations in the state of Maine.

New and Noteworthy
  • Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Persons With Limited English Proficiency
    • Consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title VI regulations, and Executive Order 13166, ‘‘Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP),’’ the guidance clarifies the obligations of entities that receive Federal financial assistance. On March 14, 2002, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a Report to Congress entitled, ‘‘Assessment of the Total Benefits and Costs of Implementing Executive Order No. 13166: Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.’’ Among other things, the Report recommended the adoption of uniform guidance across all Federal agencies, with flexibility to permit tailoring to each agency’s specific recipients.  Read more
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  • Unemployment Rates by Race
    • In September, the national unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent, the lowest it’s been since July 2008. Yet, even as the recovery moves ahead slowly, conditions vary greatly across states and across racial and ethnic groups. Virginia Boasts Smallest Gaps in Unemployment Rates by Race in Third Quarter, but No State Leads in Race to Recovery for All Groups.  Read more
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  • Funding Opportunities: Policy-Relevant Insurance Studies (PRIS)
    • Deadline: December 3, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to expanding coverage and, as such, works to contribute to the policy process by funding timely and policy-relevant empirical research on questions related to health insurance. This solicitation seeks to fund quantitative studies that address the macro or micro effects of policies related to health insurance using appropriate empirical methods, including but not limited to micro-simulation and/or computable general equilibrium models. Learn more
    • Funding Opportunities