Title VI of the Civil Rights Act & Related Requirements & Information
Federal law protects everyone’s right to participate and be heard. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 prohibit people from being excluded from participation in, being denied benefits of, or being subjected to discrimination under any program, project, or activity of Federal Aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors, whether such programs, projects, and activities are federally assisted or not.
As a recipient of Federal Aid, Whatcom County Public Works must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and related laws, regulations and other requirements, including addressing environmental justice (EJ) with minority and low-income populations, and improving access to people with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Additional sources of information on Title VI, EJ and LEP:
US Department of Justice Title VI website
US Department of Transportation Environmental Justice website
Limited English Proficiency website
Whatcom County Title VI Policy of Nondiscrimination
A copy of the complete and signed Title VI Policy Statement is located online (PDF).
Whatcom County Title VI Notice to the Public
A copy of our Title VI Notice to the Public is located online (PDF).
Whatcom County Title VI 2014-2015 Update Accomplishment Report
A copy of our 2014-2015 Title VI Update Accomplishment Report is located online (PDF).
Title VI Plan
A copy of our Whatcom County Title VI Plan Updated July 2012 can be found online (PDF).
How to File a Complaint
If you feel you have been discriminated against under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, please view our Title VI Complaint Procedures (PDF) and use the Title VI Complaint Form (PDF) to file a complaint. If you would like to talk to someone about a possible complaint, please call 360-778-6206 or send us an email.
If you have questions or would like any further information relating to Title VI, EJ, LEP, complaint procedures or any related issue, please contact the Public Works Title VI Coordinator by phone at 360-778-6206 or send us an email.