Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
What is Title VI?
Title VI of 1964 Civil Rights Act, and all related statutes, regulations and directives, provides that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, disability or income status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 broadened the scope of Title VI coverage by expanding the definition of terms “programs or activities” to include all programs and activities of federal aid recipients, sub-recipients and contractors, whether such programs and activities are federally assisted or not.
What is a Title VI Plan?
The Title VI Plan requires that all local public agencies complete an evaluation of public programs and activities and complete a plan to eliminate discrimination. It also provides a grievance procedure as outlined below. The local public agency must then implement this plan. To view a copy of the Title VI Plan for the Town of Cedar Lake click n the link provided below: