Title VI Plan

Federal Title VI Policy

Section 601 of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states the following:

 "No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be         subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 clarified the broad, institution-wide application of Title VI. Title VI covers all of the operations of covered entities without regard to whether specific portions of the covered program or activity are Federally funded. The term “program or activity” means all of the operations of a department, agency, special purpose district, or government; or the entity of such State or local government that distributes such assistance and each such department or agency to which the assistance is extended, in the case of assistance to a State or local government.

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Title VI regulations can be found at 28 CFR § 42.401 et seq., and 28 CFR § 50.3. The U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) Title VI implementing regulations can be found at 49 CFR part 21. Federal Title VI Overview

Metro COG’s Commitment to Nondiscrimination and Title VI Assurances

Metro COG’s commitment to the Title VI program assures that no person or groups(s) of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap, and income status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by the Agency, regardless of whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not. Metro COG also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and lowÔÇÉincome populations. In addition, Metro COG will provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.