Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964

The U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act in 1987. Title VI (42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity that receives federal funds or other Federal financial assistance. The City of Monroe assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not. 

The City of Monroe further assures that no person shall, on the grounds of age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, income, or limited English proficiency be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

Any person who believes his/her/their Title VI protection has been violated may file a signed grievance with the City’s Title VI Coordinator via email or by calling 360-863-4523 (TTY 711). 

Because the City of Monroe receives federal funding for transportation improvements, it is required to coordinate with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in reporting its efforts to ensure discrimination does not occur as required by Title VI. Additionally, In the event the City of Monroe distributes federal aid funds to a sub-recipient, the City of Monroe will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.