Your Guide To Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964
City of White House
The City of White House’s Title VI Program’s primary goal is to ensure all management staff, contractees, and service beneficiaries are aware of the provisions of Title VI and the responsibilities associated with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We are available to provide you with technical assistance, resources, guidance, and any other information in regards to Title VI. Please do not hesitate to call our office for further assistance. We look forward to partnering with you!
What is the Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
“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 a program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the City of White House.”
It covers all forms of federal aid except those federally funded contracts of insurance and guaranty. It does not cover employment, except where employment practices result in discrimination against program beneficiaries or where the purpose of federal assistance is to provide employment. Nor does it apply to discrimination based on age, sex, geographical locale or wealth.
What is covered by Title VI?
Title VI addresses areas of services such as:
- The distribution of benefits and services
- Tax benefits enjoyed by private agencies, fraternal and non-profit organizations (i.e. 501 (c) 3), as well as educational institutions
- Locations of facilities
- Law enforcement and environmental issues
- Program effects on people in applicable communities
- Healthcare (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, Tenncare), social services, and Public welfare
- Natural resources and the environment
- Employment and job training
- Housing and community development
- Agriculture and nutrition
This is not an inclusive list.
What discrimination is prohibited by Title VI?
There are many forms of illegal discrimination based on race, color or national origin that can limit the opportunity of minorities to tain equal access to services adn programs. Among other things, in operating a federally assisted program, a recipient cannot, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, either directly or through contractual means:
- Deny program services, aids or benefits;
- Provide a different service, aid, or benefit, or provide them in a manner different than they are to others;
- Segregate or separately treat individuals in any matter related to the recipient of any service, aid or benefit.
How can I file a discrimination complaint?
You may file a signed, written complaint within 180 days to the date of the alleged discrimination.
The complaint should include:
- Your name, address, and telephone number.
- The name and address of the agency, institution, or department you believe discriminated against you.
- How, why, and when you believe you were discriminated against. Include as much specific, detailed information as possible about the alleged acts of discrimination, and any other relevant information.
- The names of any persons, if known, who the City of White House could contact for clarity of your allegations.
Your complaint must be signed.
Please submit you complaint to the address below:
City of White House
Amanda Brewton, Human Resources Director
105 College Street
White House, TN 37188
Telephone: (615) 672-4350, ext. 2108
Fax: (615) 616-1058
Resources: Tennessee department of Transportation, Civil Rights Office