Title VI

Letter of Intent to Comply with WSDOT Title VI Plan

In lieu of adopting a Title VI Plan the City of Lynden agrees to comply with the WSDOT Title VI Plan.

The City of Lynden assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The City of Lynden further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, broadened the scope of Title VI coverage by expanding the definition of terms "programs or activities" to include all programs or activities of federal aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors/consultants, whether such programs and activities are federally assisted or not (Public Law 100259 [S.557] March 22, 1988).

In the event the City of Lynden distributes federal aid funds to a subrecipient, the City of Lynden will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

The City of Lynden is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, collecting data, preparing reports (including Appendix 28.93) and other responsibilities as required by 23 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 200 and 49 Code of Federal Regulation, WSDOT Title VI Plan, and the WSDOT Local Area Guidelines manual.

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