What is the Title VI Plan?
GCMPC currently administers several major program divisions: Transportation, Community Development and Environmental. These programs are conducted in a manner so as to ensure compliance with Federal and State of Michigan Civil Rights legislation, statutes, regulations and executive orders. As a sub-recipient of Federal funds, GCMPC must make sure that its programs and activities are free of discrimination. The Title VI Plan describes how GCMPC complies with Civil Rights legislation and principles. It also contains a section on complaint procedures for the Transportation, Community Development and Solid Waste Management program divisions at GCMPC.
The basis of non-discrimination law is Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 60, which states “no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (23 CFR 200.9 and 49 CFR 21). The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 broadened the scope of Title VI, clarified the intent, and expanded the definition of the terms “programs and activities” to include all programs and activities of Federal aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors, whether such programs are federally assisted or not. (Public Law 100259 [S.557] March 22, 1988).