Compliance Training for Title VI
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Learn enforcement procedures and best practices for complying with Title VI.Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that '[n]o person in the United States shall, on the ground 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.' Recipients and sub-recipients of federal contracts, including states, municipalities, corporations, educational institutions, and nonprofit entities, are subject to financial damages and/or injunctive relief if they discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin, and activities as varied as school admissions, environmental pollution, and public transportation routing, are subject to Title VI. This topic will help persons responsible for administering programs for entities that receive federal assistance understand the purpose of Title VI, the activities covered by Title VI, the agency and private enforcement procedures for Title VI, and best practices for complying with Title VI. This material is critical for program managers for entities that receive federal financial assistance so they can ensure their programs meet Title VI requirements.
AuthorsJon Greenbaum, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Background on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• What Is It?
• What Is the Purpose of It?
• What Entities and Activities Are Subject to Title VI and Protected by Title VI?
How Is Title VI Enforced?
• Legal Standards
• Federal Enforcement Through Administrative Action or Litigation
• Private Enforcement Through Litigation
• Remedial Process
Examples of How Title VI Has Been Used
• Environmental Justice
Best Practices for Remaining Compliant With Title VI
• Know the Sources for Federal Funding for Your Organization
• Consult the Agency Webpages for Any Agencies in Which Your Organization Receives Federal Funding for Reference Materials
• Be Conscious of Effects of Decision Making on People of Color
• Where Applicable, Provide Public Notices and Opportunities for Public Comment so Affected People Have the Ability to Affect Decision Making
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