Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq. 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 receiving federal financial assistance. Additional Presidential Executive Orders and the related statutes add protections against discrimination on the grounds of sex, gender, age, disability, income-level and limited English language proficiency.
Programs that receive federal funds cannot distinguish among individuals on the basis of race, color, or national origin, either directly or indirectly, in the types, quantity, quality, or timeliness of program services, aids or benefits that they provide or the manner in which they provide them.
Therefore, it is against the law for the Town of Wake Forest to discriminate against any individual based upon his or her race, color, or national origin. The provisions of Title VI apply to current employees, to applicants for employment, and to sub-recipients and subcontractors of the Town of Wake Forest that receive federal funds.
Title VI prohibits a range of behaviors, including denying service to non-English speaking persons or requiring that they provide their own interpreter to receive services.
Title VI Resources & Information
For more detailed information about Title VI and the Town’s role in compliance management, consider the following:
- Title VI Program 2023 Annual Report
Filing a Title VI Complaint
If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, limited English language proficiency, income-level, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability, you have the right to file a complaint with the Town of Wake Forest. The complaint should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be filed within 180 calendar days of the date of alleged act of discrimination.