The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is committed to serving the needs of its member municipalities and the residents of southeastern Connecticut. In meeting that end, SCCOG is determined to abide by Federal and State statutes for non-discrimination and freedom of information, as well as best practices for performing effective planning that is inclusive and sensitive to the needs of citizens.
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Title VI Public Notice
Title VI is a section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requiring that “No person in the United States shall on race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Note that Title VI does not address gender discrimination. It only covers race, color and national origin. Other Civil Rights laws prohibit gender discrimination.
SCCOG is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or discriminated against under its projects, programs or activities on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or age, as provided in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and 49 United States Code Section 5332.
Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination under Title VI on the basis of race, color or national origin may file a Title VI complaint (see right) with SCCOG within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
Attention: Title VI Complaint
5 Connecticut Avenue
Norwich, Connecticut 06360
A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights:
Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590