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Lamoille County Planning Commission

 

Title VI

The Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) receives federal funding to support a number of planning programs, including transportation, brownfields, Vermont Community Development Program/CDBG, HUD Sustainable Communities, hazard mitigation planning and other projects. As a subrecipient of such funding, this organization is subject to State and Federal rules and regulations that prohibit discrimination in all activities, whether federally funded or not.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related Federal and State statutes and regulations, prohibit discrimination and provide that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, low income status, or mental or physical disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

A key element for addressing Title VI at the planning phase is having an effective public involvement process. That process must be proactive and provide complete information, timely public notice, full public access to key decisions, and an opportunity for early and continuing involvement. A public involvement process should also include a process for seeking out and considering the needs of those who are traditionally ignored or underserved (e.g. by existing transportation systems).

The purpose of this document is to serve as a system of procedures and mechanisms to assure nondiscrimination in all of the LCPC’s programs, activities, and services, whether Federally‐funded or not.

The full text of the Title VI Plan adopted by the Board of Directors can be found at the following link:

LCPC Title VI Plan