All recipients of federal funds, directly or indirectly as subrecipients, are required to comply with Title VI. For consultants and contactors this includes being able to demonstrate the following:
- Identifying your Title VI Coordinator and ensuring they have received training
- Having a Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy
- Ensuring all staff are regularly trained in Title VI requirements
- Having a Title VI Complaint Policy, Complaint Form and Complaint Log (regardless of whether you have received any complaints) and notifying INDOT if and when a complaint is received.
- Having a policy for how you will monitor subrecipients of federal funds if you enter into contracts where you are paying federal funds to anyone else and ensuring the assurances of nondiscrimination are part of those contracts.
- Signing the assurances of nondiscrimination
- Posting the “It’s the Law” poster at your worksites
- Monitoring how you operate to ensure discrimination does not exist (i.e., keeping records that demonstrate you advertise business opportunities broadly and make attempts to improve diversity and being able to demonstrate that those entities with whom you do business are diverse enough to not appear discriminatory.)
- Certifying the above as part of the prequalification process
- Maintaining all records related to Title VI, including training materials and attendance logs, for three (3) years from the date of last action.
INDOT is required to ensure contractors and consultants who receive federal funds are in compliance with Title VI requirements. Training is provided and we require Title VI Coordinators to receive regular Title VI training at a minimum of every two-three years. Requirements change and it is your responsibility to ensure you stay current and up to date with the requirements. You may attend training sessions as often as you like. There is no charge for training but space is limited for in person attendance.
Attention Contractors concerned about checking the boxes in the 2017 prequalification packet: The materials you need should be available on this website. Please download and review the power point slides from this site and maintain records. By doing so COUNTS AS HAVING RECEIVED CURRENT TRAINING. If you have any questions, please email the Title VI/ADA team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Upcoming WEBINAR Training Opportunities
- Future training events will be listed when they are announced
- Online (follow at your own pace) Training Materials *Certification Required*
- This power point presentation may be downloaded and viewed at your own pace. It is an excellent way to refresh your understanding of the requirements, but may not be sufficient as an initial introduction to Title VI & ADA requirements. If you chose to use these materials to receive your Title VI Training, please send the following certification email to Erin Hall and submit any questions you have with your certification so that we can record your participation. Failure to do so may result in our records indicating a deficiency.
Please also consider the following resources:
Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Sex (23 USC 324)
Prohibits discrimination based on sex in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance and provides that the provision shall be enforced through agency provisions and rules similar to those used to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in addition to any other legal remedies available.
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 USC 6101-6107)
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Pursuant to Executive Order 13166, INDOT must take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to its services to persons who have a limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English. LEP persons may be entitled to language assistance.
Environmental Justice (EJ)
Under Executive Order 12898, INDOT must administer and implement its programs, policies and activities that affect human health or the environment so as to identify and avoid "disproportionately high and adverse" effects on minority and low-income populations while ensuring that minority and low-income populations receive an equitable distribution of the benefits.
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