Title VI and Related Acts of Nondiscrimination
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC 2000):
“No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, . . . be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (U.S. Department of Justice)
MORPC’s Nondiscrimination Policies: As recipients of federal funds, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and their contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, vendors, and consultants must:
• Ensure nondiscrimination in all of their programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally-funded or not. The factors prohibited from consideration as a basis for discriminatory action or inaction include race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability.
• Provide Equal Employment Opportunity by not discriminating in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
• Provide enhanced opportunities or remedial actions to persons, organizations, and institutions that have been historically subjected to discrimination through Affirmative Action programs.
For more information, please see the “assurance” documents signed by the Executive Director of MORPC.
Other Related Nondiscrimination Authorities:
The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973 (23 USC 324)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 790)
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 USC 6101)
The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (42 USC 4601-4655)
Environmental Justice (Executive Order 12898)
US DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (49 CFR 26)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 USC 12101)
Links to Selected Federal Websites Related to Title VI and Nondiscrimination:
49 CFR Transportation Subtitle A Part 21 – Nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation -- Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
US DOT Environmental Justice
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Civil Rights
US Department of Justice ADA Information
US Commission on Civil Rights
US Department of Transportation (DOT) Accessibility – Equal Access to Transportation
Federal Transit Administration (FTA): Civil Rights and Accessibility
US DOT Office of Civil Rights
US DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program