Title VI

It is the policy of the City of Hendersonville to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; 49 CFR, Part 21; Related statutes and regulations to the end that no person shall be excluded from participation in or denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.

Es la política del Ciudad de Hendersonville para garantizar el cumplimiento del Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964; 49 CFR, Parte 21, Estatutos y reglamentos conexos con el fin de que ninguna persona será excluida de la participación o se le negarán los beneficios de, o ser sometido discriminación bajo cualquier programa o actividad que reciba asistencia financiera federal del Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos por motivos de raza, color, sexo u origen nacional.

Title VI Documents

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts states: "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, or be subjected to discrimination under any program activity receiving Federal financial assistance." 42 USC. §2000(d). Title VI 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.

Federal financial assistance means more than just money. It is also aide that enhances the ability to improve or expand allocation of a recipient's own resources. Examples in the City of Hendersonville might include, but not be limited to:

  • Training of employees
  • Grants and Loans, tax-exempt bonds
  • Property
  • Loan of Personnel
  • Tax incentives and Tax-exempt status
  • Technical assistance

Title VI prohibits entities from denying an individual any service, financial aid, or other benefit because of race, color or national origin. It prohibits entities from providing a different service or benefit, or providing these in a different manner from those provided to others under the program. Title VI prohibits segregation or separate treatment in any manner related to receiving program services or benefits. It prohibits entities form requiring different standards or conditions as prerequisites for serving individuals. Title VI encourages the participation of minorities as member of planning or advisory bodies for programs receiving federal funds. It prohibits discriminatory activity in a facility built in whole or part with Federal funds. It requires information and services to be provide in languages other than English when significant numbers of beneficiaries are of limited English speaking ability. Title VI requires entities to notify the respective population about applicable programs. It prohibits locating facilities in any way that would limit or impede access to a Federally funded service or benefit. And finally, Title VI requires assurance of nondiscrimination in purchasing of services.