92 STAT. 1934
PUBLIC LAW 95-5?4—OCT. 27, 1978 "PART B—GENERAL PROVISIONS "CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL PROGRAMS
29 USC 823.
"SEC. 121. Except as otherwise provided, the following conditions are applicable to all programs under this Act: "(a)(1) No person slhiall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, subjected to discrimination under, or denied employment in the administration of or in connection with any such program because of race, color, relig^ion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or political affiliation or belief. "(2) Participants shall not be employed on the construction, operation, or maintenance of so much of any facility as is used or to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for religious worship. "(3) Every participant, prior to entering upon employment or training, shall be informed of that individual's rights and benefits in connection with such employment or training; acceptance of family planning services shall be voluntary on the part of the individual, and shall not be, a prerequisite to eligibility for, or receipt of, any benefit under the program. "(4) Programs shall contribute, to the maximum extent feasible, to the elimination of artificial barriers to employment and occupational advancement. " (5) Prime sponsors shall make efforts to remove architectural barriers to employment of the handicapped. " (b)(1)(A) Employment and training opportunities for participants shall be made available by prime sponsors on an equitable basis in accordance with the purposes of this Act among significant segments of the eligible population giving consideration to the relative numbers of eligible persons in each such segpient. "(B) In the administration of programs under this Act, members of the eligible population to be served shall be provided maximum employment opportunities, including opportunities for further occupational training and career advancement. Prime sponsors shall make special efforts to recruit and hire qualified persons reflecting the significant demographic segments of the population residing in the area. "(2)(A) The Secretary shall take appropriate steps to provide for the increased participation of qualified disabled and Vietnam-era veterans (with special emphasis on those who served in the Armed Forces in the Indochina Theatre on or after August 5, 1964, and on or before May 7, 1975) in public service employment programs and job training opportunities supported under this Act, but nothing in this Act shall authorize the Secretary to establish a hiring or participation goal for such veterans. In carrying out this paragraph, the Secretary shall consult with and solicit the cooperation of the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs. Such steps shall include employment, training, supportive services, technical assistance and training, support for community based veterans programs, and maintenance and expansion of private sector veterans employment and training initiatives and such other programs or initiatives as are necessary to serve the unique readjustment, rehabilitation, and employment needs of veterans. "(B) Special efforts shall be made to acquaint such veterans with the employment and training opportunities available under this Act, and to coordinate efforts in behalf of such veterans with those activi-