Title VI was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy said:
Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races [colors, and national origins] contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes or results in racial [color or national origin] discrimination.
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has an active Title VI Plan in place to do what is within our control to ensure non-discriminatory practices. In addition, we evaluate our procedures and practices on an annual basis to ensure our approaches are as accessible and meaningful as possible. Our efforts extend beyond non-discrimination to access, including a Limited English Proficiency Plan.
Individuals and businesses seeking information about our complaint procedures or voluntary demographic forms can find all the relevant resources here. For further information regarding our Title VI plan and compliance or any language and access concerns, please contact our Title VI Coordinator at 206.689.4086 or EJ@pscleanair.org.