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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act | Print |

What is Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) is the federal law that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs receiving federal financial assistance.

It is the policy of Fulton County to incorporate the precepts of 42 U.S.C. 2000d in all programs, policies and activities.

“No person in the United State 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.”

Title VI covers all forms of federal aid with the exception of federally-funded contracts of insurance and guaranty. Additionally, Title VI covers employment practices resulting in discrimination against program beneficiaries or where the purpose of the federal assistance is to provide employment.

How to File A Complaint

You may file a signed, written complaint 180 days to the date of the alleged discrimination. The complaint should include:

Your name, address and telephone number.

Name and address of the agency, institution or department you believe discriminated against you.

How, why, and when you believe you were discriminated against. Include as much specific, detailed information as possible about the alleged acts of discrimination and any other relevant information.

Names or any person, if known, who Fulton County’s Title VI coordinator may contact for clarity of your allegations.

Your complaint must be signed, dated and submitted to:

Fulton County

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Disability Affairs

141 Pryor Street

5th Floor, Ste 5042

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Should you need more information regarding Fulton County’s nondiscrimination obligations, Please contact the Title VI Coordinator at (404) 612-0006 or (404) 613-1204.