TITLE VI & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

 

TITLE VI

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act states that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

KMPO is a strong advocate of the Title VI plan. If you feel you have been discriminated against by KMPO because of your race, color, national origin income or disability, please click on the Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form on the bottom right. The form may be filled out electronically or printed and filled out by hand. The form may be returned to KMPO by mail or email. To return the form by mail, please send to KMPO Title VI Coordinator, 250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 209, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. To email the form, please send to klund@kmpo.net.

Environmental Justice Plan

Coordinated Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Environmental Justice will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.
There are three fundamental Environmental Justice principles:

  • To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations.
  • To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process.
  • To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority populations and low-income populations.

Click here for the website: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/environmental_justice/.


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

KMPO will ensure that no qualified disabled individual shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs, services, or activities as provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). KMPO further ensures that every effort will be made to provide nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities regardless of the funding source.

For more on ADA and transportation-related issues:

Title VI Plan

Click on the Title VI Plan (picture) above to read the entire plan.

 

Title VI Complaint Form

Click on the Title VI Complaint Form (above) to print or fill out online.