It is the policy of Skagit Council of Governments to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, Executive Order 13166 on limited English proficiency, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which SCOG receives federal financial assistance.
The development, updating, and adoption of SCOG’s Title VI Plan helps to direct SCOG actions towards compliance with Title VI and other nondiscrimination authorities. SCOG first developed the Title VI Plan in 2004, a year after SCOG became a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization. In addition to regular plan updates, SCOG submits an annual Title VI report to WSDOT, from which SCOG receives federal funds as a sub-recipient. All plans, programs, and activities within the transportation program are subject to Title VI and its nondiscrimination requirements.