Title VI/EJ/ADA Information

BFCG Respeta los Derechos Civiles

BFCG opera sus programas independientemente de la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado civil, edad o discapacidad de conformidad con las leyes aplicables, incluyendo el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y RCW 49.60. Para solicitar información adicional sobre los requisitos de no discriminación del Título VI de BFCG, o si alguna persona cree que ha sido perjudicada por una práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI u otra ley aplicable y le gustaría presentar una queja, comuníquese con nosotros en el (509) 943-9185 o por correo electrónico transportation@bfcog.us.

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Title VI

BFCG is a strong supporter of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which states that 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.

BFCG’s Title VI Plan is available at the following link:  BFCG 2019 Title VI Plan

If a person feels they have been discriminated against by BFCG because of race, color, national origin, income, or disability, they are encouraged to fill out the BFCG Title VI Complaint Form and mail or email to BFCG Title VI Coordinator at P.O. Box 217, Richland, WA  99352 or ppittenger@bfcog.us.

Title VI Complaint Form (English) / Title VI Complaint Form (Spanish)

If information is needed in another language, please contact BFCG at (509) 943-9185.

Si se necesita informacion en otro idioma, por favor contacte a BFCG (509) 943-9185.

Environmental Justice (EJ)

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Environmental Justice will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

There are three fundamental Environmental Justice principles:

  • To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations.
  • To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process.
  • To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority populations and low-income populations.

Click here for more the U.S. Department of Transportation Environmental Justice website.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) will ensure that no qualified disabled individual shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs, services, or activities as provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). BFCG further ensures that every effort will be made to provide nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities regardless of the funding source.

BFCG ADA Policy

For more on ADA and transportation-related issues: