Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or natiional origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “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).
The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 clarified the intent of Title VI to include all programs and activities of Federal-aid recipients, and/or contractors whether those programs and activities are Federally funded or not.
Executive Order 13166 placed renewed emphasis on Title VI issues, to ensure meaningful and equal access in programs and activities to persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Recipients of public transportation funding from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), are required to develop policies, programs, and practices that ensure Federal Transit dollars are used in a manner that is nondiscriminatory as required under Title VI.
This document details how the City of Winnemucca incorporates nondiscrimination policies and practices in providing services to the public.