Title VI is a federal law that ensures 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 that receives federal financial assistance.
The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 amended Title VI to specify that entire institutions receiving federal funds, whether schools, colleges, government entities, or private employers, must comply with federal civil rights laws, rather than just the particular programs or activities that receive federal funds.
As a recipient of federal funds, TRPC also complies with regulations addressing environmental Justice with minority and low-income populations, and improving access to people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan TRPC's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan (PDF) provides for equal opportunity to minorities and women in contracting. The plan contains guidelines and procedure to ensure that DBE's have an equitable opportunity to compete for contracts, subcontracts and agreements.
Environmental Rules TRPC adopts these rules (PDF) under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The purpose of these rules, which spell out the environmental review process under SEPA, ensure that all of the agency's actions comply with State law.
Diversity Resources The Council recognizes the value of diversity as it relates to the agency's work in the Thurston Region. TRPC is committed to creating an environment where individual differences are valued and respected.
How to File a Complaint
If you feel you have been discriminated against under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, please view our complaint procedures in the Title VI Plan and use the Title VI Complaint Form (PDF) to file a complaint. If you would like to talk to, or need assistance filing a complaint, contact the Title VI Coordinator at the information provided below.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)