City of Bainbridge Island Title VI Policy Statement
The City of Bainbridge Island (City) assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The City further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs or activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.
As a recipient of Federal Aid, the City of Bainbridge Island must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and related laws, regulations, and other requirements.
About Title VI
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states:
"No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
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 arc federally assisted or not (Public Law 100259 [8.557] March 22, 1988.)
Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint (PDF) with the City of Bainbridge Island.