What does Title VI do?

  • Prohibits entities from denying an individual any service, financial aid, or other benefit because of race, color or national origin.
  • Prohibits entities from providing a different service or benefit or providing these in a different manner from those provided to others under the program.
  • Prohibits segregation or separate treatment in any manner related to receiving program services or benefits.
  • Prohibits entities from requiring different standards or conditions as prerequisites for serving individuals.
  • Encourages the participation of minorities as members of planning or advisory bodies for programs receiving federal funds.
  • Prohibits discriminatory activity in a facility built in whole or part with Federal funds.
  • Requires information and services to be provided in languages other than English when significant numbers of beneficiaries are of limited English speaking ability.
  • Requires entities to notify the respective population about applicable programs.
  • Prohibits locating facilities in any way that would limit or impede access to a Federally funded service or benefit.
  • Requires assurance of nondiscrimination in purchasing of services.