Title VI Plan

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What is Title VI?

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 200d), related statutes and regulations provide that no person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, gender, or disabilities be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal funds. The entire institution whether educational, private or governmental must comply with Federal civil rights laws, not just the particular programs or activities receiving the federal funds.

MDOT is committed to ensuring that projects, programs and services are performed without discrimination, under Title VI.

MDOT must under 23 CFR 200.9(b) (7) conduct Title VI reviews of cities counties, consultant contractors, suppliers, universities, colleges, planning agencies, and other recipients of Federal-aid highway funds.

You can access Part 23 CFR 200.9 from the Federal Highways Administration Web site.  It is also available as a series of PDF files from the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Heart of Title VI

"No person in the United States shall, on the grounds 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."
(42 U.S.C. Section 2000d)

For example, the U.S. Department of Transportation provides assistance to the state Department of Transportation, which passes the assistance on to the sub-recipient which may be a local transportation agency, city, county, university, etc. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) as the recipient or distributor of federal funds to the sub-recipient must monitor the sub-recipient's activities to ensure nondiscrimination in the expenditure of those funds {see Attachment 1; 23 Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 200.9}.   MDOT must under CFR 23 § 200.9 (b) (7), "Conduct Title VI reviews of cities, counties, consultant contractors, suppliers, universities, colleges, planning agencies, and other recipients of Federal-aid highway funds."

 

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