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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AA93 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in DHS's Programs and Activities: Implementation of Executive Order 13831  

This proposed rule would amend DHS’s regulations to implement Executive Order 13831 (Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative).  Among other changes, this rule proposes to provide clarity regarding the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in DHS’s programs.  This proposed rule aligns with DHS’s goal of implementing its programs and activities consistent with the First Amendment to the Constitution and the requirements of federal law, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 19   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    Pub. L. 107-296    E.O. 13279 (67 FR 77141)    E.O. 13403 (71 FR 28543)    E.O. 13498 (74 FR 6533)    E.O. 13559 (75 FR 71319)    E.O. 13831 (83 FR 20715)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/17/2020  85 FR 2889   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/18/2020 
Final Rule  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Peter Mina
Deputy Officer for Programs and Compliance
Department of Homeland Security
Office of the Secretary
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Mail Stop 0190,
Washington, DC 20528
Phone:202 410-1474