Title VI Policy

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has in place a Program based on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C Section 2000d) and U.S. Department of Transportation Regulation 49 CFR Part 21 “Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation”. The Program is based on Federal Transit Administration Circular FTA C 4702.1B, “Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients”, October 1, 2012.

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 administrated by the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, or both prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability.

The objectives of the program are as follows:

  • To ensure the level and quality of transportation service is provided without regard to race, color, or national origin;
  • To identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionally high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects of programs and activities on minority populations and low-income populations;
  • To promote the full and fair participation of all affected populations in transportation decision-making;
  • To prevent the denial, reduction or delay in benefits related to programs and activities that benefit minority populations or low-income populations; and
  • To ensure meaningful access to programs and activities by persons with limited English proficiency.

The SNHPC MPO operates without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, creed, disability, or income status. SNHPC MPO meetings are held in accessible locations, and reasonable accommodations are made for individuals with disabilities upon request within a reasonable advance notice period (usually two weeks or 10 business days). If you would like accessibility or language accommodation for any SNHPC MPO meeting, please contact the SNHPC Office Administrator at 603-669-4664, or by email: lmoore-o’brien@snhpc.org.

If you feel you have been discriminated against based on your race, color, national origin, sex, age, creed, disability or income status, you may file a complaint following the SNHPC MPO Title VI Complaint Form (included as Appendix C of this document). If you cannot download the document, or need additional information, please feel free to contact the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission at 603-669-4664.