Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Skagit Council of Governments is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in the Transportation Program, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin.
Because SCOG receives federal funds for its Transportation Program, all plans, programs and activities within the Transportation Program are subject to Title VI and its nondiscrimination requirements. Since SCOG indirectly receives funds from both FHWA and FTA, additional requirements apply to the Transportation Program than if funding was received from only one source or the other.
One way that SCOG ensures continued compliance with Title VI, is through periodic review and update of a Title VI Plan.