Title VI & Environmental Justice
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in federal financial assistance programs. Specifically, Title VI states, “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
To make sure we stay current in carrying out the requirements of Title VI, SANDAG’s Title VI Program is updated every three years. The current SANDAG Title VI Program complies with applicable sections of the Civil Rights Act and the Federal Transit Administration’s Circular 4702.1B.
SANDAG Notice of Non-Discrimination | Aviso de no discriminación de SANDAG | Abiso sa Hindi Pandidiskrimina ng SANDAG | Thông cáo Không phân biệt đối xử của SANDAG | SANDAG 非歧视通知 | SANDAG: إشعار عدم التمييز
Environmental Justice means ensuring that plans, policies, and actions do not disproportionately affect communities of color and low-income communities. This requirement flows from Executive Order 12898 - Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. Every department, division, and employee of SANDAG is responsible for carrying out our commitment to non-discrimination, including requirements of Title VI and principals of Environmental Justice.
SANDAG’s robust Environmental Justice program provides for public participation in all phases of the decision-making process. The Environmental Justice program provides technical assistance to SANDAG staff to help identify potential environmental justice issues and guidance on how such issues should be addressed. The program also ensures that projects are evaluated for potential impacts on other vulnerable populations.
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