Title VI Notice to the Public
The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (Corridor MPO) hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the Corridor MPO to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related statutes and regulation provide that no person 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. The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 amended Title VI to specify that entire institutions receiving federal funds, whether schools, colleges, government entities, or private employers, must comply with Federal civil rights laws, rather than just the particular programs or activities that receive federal funds.
The Corridor MPO is concerned with the impacts of our programs, projects, and activities on low-income and minority populations (“Environmental Justice”) under the Title VI. Any person who believes that they are being denied participation in a project, denied benefits of a program, or otherwise being discriminated against because they identify with one of the listed characteristics, Environmental Justice populations, or protected classes, please contact:
Hilary Hershner, Regional Transportation Planner & Title VI Coordinator
Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization
319-286-5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also contact:
Iowa DOT’s Civil Rights Coordinator
Office of Employee Services – Civil Rights
800-262-0003 or 515-262-1921
YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE TITLE VI COORDINATOR ABOVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT NO LATER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION OCCURRED, OR IF THERE HAS BEEN A CONTINUING COURSE OF CONDUCT, NO LATER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION WAS DISCONTINUED.
Title VI Complaint Procedure
The process to file Title VI complaint is as follows:
- Persons wishing to file a formal discrimination complaint may do so by completing the Corridor MPO’s Title VI Complaint Form. It must be submitted within 180 days of the alleged discrimination, date when the person(s) become aware of the alleged discrimination, or date on which the conduct was discontinued, if there has been a continuing course of conduct.
- Within 10 calendar days of receiving the complaint form, the Corridor MPO will log the complaint and forward this form, including any additional information, to the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) Title VI Coordinator. The Corridor MPO will also issue an initial notice of receipt to the complainant within 10 days of receiving the Title VI Complaint Form.
- The Iowa DOT will provide the Title VI Complaint Form and any additional information the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA will make the final determination on whether the Iowa DOT or Corridor MPO will investigate the complaint.
- The Iowa DOT and the Corridor MPO will inform the person filing the complaint of the final determination once it is received by the Corridor MPO Title VI Coordinator.
For more information about Title VI, visit the Iowa DOT’s Civil Rights website at http://www.iowadot.gov/civilrights/.