Title VI/Environmental Justice

Frequently Asked Questions:


What does Title VI say?

Basically, that people affected by programs should receive the services, benefits,  and opportunities, to which they are entitled, without regard to their race,  color, and national origin.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: “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.”


What are the requirements of compliance with Title VI?

You are in compliance when you use nondiscriminatory criteria to provide benefits and services equally to all community members.


What entities are required to comply?

Once an agency, firm, or local government receives federal-aid funds, all programs and activities of that entity are covered by Title VI.


When do Title VI reviews take place?

Entities receiving federal-aid funds may be reviewed at any time for compliance.