Civil Rights and Accessibility Compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the Federal law that protects individuals and groups from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, and national origin in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. However, Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) reference to Title VI includes other civil rights provisions of Federal statutes and related authorities to the extent that they prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

Therefore, South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related acts and statutes. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding SCPDC services has a right to file in writing a formal complaint with the SCPDC within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged occurrence.

In addition, complaints may be made to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These federal agencies are responsible for investigating complaints of  discrimination based on race, color, national origin,  disability/handicap, sex, age, or income level in the use of federal transportation funds.

Any such complaints may be directed to those listed below. Alternatively, complaints may be made via our online form at the bottom of this page.

Kevin P. Belanger
P.O. Box 1870
Gray, LA 70359
(985) 851-2900
FHWA – Louisiana Division
Civil Rights Specialist
5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 757-7621
FTA – Region 6
Office of Civil Rights
819 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 978-0550

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