Title VI

Overview

The City of Canton receives federal funding through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and as a requirement to receive funding, must adhere to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in programs and activities of any entity that receives federal financial assistance.

Specifically, Title VI provides: “No person in the United States shall, on the ground 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.” (42 USC 2000d)

In addition to adhering to Title VI, our agency complies with other related nondiscrimination statutes in the delivery of our programs and services that provide protections based on disability, age, sex, and low-income status.

Rights of the Public

The City of Canton operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or low‐income status in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its related statutes. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of Canton.

For more information on City of Canton’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Andrea Perry, Safety Director, (330‐438‐3303, or andrea.perry@cantonohio.gov.) You may also visit our administrative office at 218 Cleveland Avenue SW, 8th Floor, Canton OH 44702. For more information, visit https://www.cantonohio.gov.

A complaint may be filed directly with the Ohio Department of Transportation online at www.transportation.ohio.gov/programs/title-vi/discrimination-complaint or by using the following contact information: Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Equal Opportunity, 1980 West Broad Street, Mail Stop 3270, Columbus, Ohio 43223; 614.466.3264; Toll‐Free: 1.877.845.5058; Ohio Relay Service: 1.800.750.0750.

A complaint may be filed directly with the Federal Highway Administration online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/civilrights/file/titlevi.cfm or by using the following contact information:
Federal Highway Administration, Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, 8th Floor E81‐105,
Washington, D.C. 20590; 202.366.0693; FHWA.TitleVIcomplaints@dot.gov.

Title VI Plan

Title VI Manual 8-30-22 (PDF)