Anti-Discrimination Public Policy Statement

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TITLE VI Policy Statement

The City of Grand Island, hereinafter referred to as "City", assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age disability/handicap or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded by participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be other subjected to discrimination under a program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.  The City further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, broadened the scope of Title VI coverage by expanding the definition of terms "programs or activities" to include all programs or activities of federal aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors/consultants, whether such programs and activities federally assisted or not (Public Law 100259 [S.557] March 22, 1988).

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794) the City hereby gives assurance that no qualified disabled personal shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be exclude from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, including dissemination in employment, under any program or activity that receives or benefits from federal financial assistance.

In the event the City distributes federal aid funds to a sub-recipient, the City will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

The City is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activites, preparing reports and other responsibilities as required  by 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 200 and 49 Code of Federal Regulation 21.