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Title VI Policy

What is Title VI?

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. It ensures that no individual in the United States is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under such programs or activities.

To learn more into the provisions and implications of Title VI, view the Understanding Title VI webpage.

Federal Title VI / Nondiscrimination Protections

The Central Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization (CMMPO) hereby states its policy to operate its programs, services and activities in full compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related federal and state statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, including limited English proficiency, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.

Related federal nondiscrimination laws administered by the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, or both prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. These protected categories are contemplated within the CMMPO’s Title VI Programs consistent with federal and state interpretation and administration. Additionally, the CMMPO provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with US Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

CMMPO Title VI Notice – EnglishMicrosoft WordAdobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – ArabicMicrosoft WordAdobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – ChineseMicrosoft Word Adobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – FrenchMicrosoft Word  Adobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – Haitian CreoleMicrosoft WordAdobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – Portuguese    Microsoft WordAdobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – RussianMicrosoft WordAdobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – SpanishMicrosoft WordAdobe PDF
CMMPO Title VI Notice – VietnameseMicrosoft WordAdobe PDF

State Nondiscrimination Protections

The CMMPO also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c272 §§ 92a, 98, 98a, prohibiting making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, CMMPO complies with the Governor’s Executive Order 526, section 4 requiring all programs, activities and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran’s status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.

Other Federal Protections

The CMMPO is equally committed to implementing Executive Order 12898, entitled “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.” In this capacity, the CMMPO identifies and addresses disproportionally high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations. The CMMPO identified the region’s environmental justice population and included other vulnerable populations to reflect the region’s characteristics. For the regional Environmental Justice definition.

The CMMPO carries out this responsibility by involving minority and low-income individuals in the transportation process and considering their transportation needs in the development and review of the CMMPO’s transportation plans, programs, and projects. In addition to this, the CMMPO has a plan to engage the population with limited English proficiency. For more information about the LEP plan.

The CMMPO Public Participation Plan (PPP) ensures early and continuing opportunities for the public to express their views on transportation issues and to become active participants in the transportation decision-making process of the CMMPO. To view the 2022 PPP document.

To request additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations, please contact:

Janet A. Pierce, Executive Director
Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
One Mercantile Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 459-3319

Please visit: www.mass.gov/massdot for more information related with MassDOT’s Title VI Program.

If this information is needed in another language, please contact us and translations of this and any other key documents will be provided at no cost when requested.

Filing a Complaint

Individuals who feel they have been discriminated against in violation of Title VI or related Federal nondiscrimination laws, must file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct to:

Janet A. Pierce, Executive Director
Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
One Mercantile Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 459-3319

For details on how to file a Title VI complaint, please use the following documents:

CMMPO Complaint ProceduresMS Word  Adobe PDF HTML
CMMPO Consent and Release Form for Discrimination ComplaintsMS Word Adobe PDF HTML
CMMPO Title VI Complaint Form: ChineseMS Word Adobe PDF HTML
CMMPO Title VI Complaint Form: English MS WordAdobe PDFHTML
CMMPO Title VI Complaint Form: Portuguese MS WordAdobe PDF HTML
CMMPO Title VI Complaint Form: SpanishMS Word  Adobe PDF HTML
CMMPO Title VI Complaint Form: SwahiliMS WordAdobe PDF HTML
CMMPO Title VI Complaint Form: VietnameseMS WordAdobe PDF HTML

If you need additional translation assistance, please contact titlevicoordinator@cmrpc.org.

To file a complaint alleging violation of the State’s Public Accommodation Law, contact the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination within 300 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct at:

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 994-6000
TTY: (617) 994-6196

Municipalities and governmental entities are allowed to contract directly with CMRPC in accordance with MGL Chapter 30B Sections 1 (b) (3) and (b) (9). Contract with CMRPC, contact CMRPC’s Executive Director, Janet Pierce at jpierce@cmrpc.org

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