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Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.   As a recipient of Federal financial grants, Anne Arundel County Government takes every reasonable step to ensure that our County programs, services, and activities are accessible to eligible persons with limited English proficiency.  This includes identifying geographic areas that contain a certain percentage of individuals who have a limited ability to speak, write or understand English. 

Rest assured, Anne Arundel County Government continuously strives towards ensuring appropriate translations of projects, programs and services in the applicable language of the identified County LEP populations.  Anne Arundel County Government is committed to improving access to County services for persons with Limited English Proficiency, and shall operate its programs and services without regard to national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected classification under County, State of Maryland or federal laws.   

Who to contact if you have a LEP request for assistance? 

If English is not your primary language and you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, Anne Arundel County Government will make every reasonable effort to ensure meaningful access to its government services, activities and programs to all members of our community.  Individuals who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English may be entitled to language assistance with respect to a particular type or service, benefit, or encounter.  In light of the above, if you have limited English proficiency and need an interpreter and/or translation of a County Government document in order to gain meaningful access to Anne Arundel County Government programs, services or benefits, please contact either one of the following individuals:

 
Alanna Dennis - EEO Director (Title VI/Title VII/Human Relations Compliance)