Title VI Plan

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The City of Seattle (City) assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any City Sponsored program or activity.

The City further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, including programs and activities that do not receive federal financial aid.

In the event that the City distributes federal aid funds to another entity, the City will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

The Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other City responsibilities as required by 23 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 200 and 49 CFR Part 21.


Authorities

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act provides that no person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 broadened the scope of Title VI coverage by expanding the definition of terms “programs or activities” to include all programs or activities of Federal Aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors, whether such programs and activities are Federally assisted or not (Public Law 100-259 [S. 557] March 22, 1988).


Additional Citations

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; 42 U.S. Code (USC) 2000d to 2000d-4; 42 USC 4601 to 4655; 23 USC 109(h); 23 USC 324; Department of Transportation (DOT) Order 1050.2; Executive Order (EO) 12250; EO 12898; 28 CFR Part 50.3


Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle
May 27, 2014

2015 City of Seattle Title VI Plan