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Title VI & ADA Information

Hancock County has adopted policies and assurances to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This Act, along with related statutes and regulations, provide that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 amended Title VI to specify that entire institutions receiving Federal funds, whether schools, colleges, governmental entities, or private employers must comply with Federal civil rights laws, rather than just the particular programs or activities that receive Federal funds.

We are also concerned about the impacts of our programs, projects, and activities on low income and minority populations (“Environmental Justice”) under Title VI. Any person who believes that they are being denied participation in a project, being denied benefits of a program, or otherwise being discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.

If you need assistance, have questions, or wish to file a complaint referencing Title VI or ADA you may contact the offices listed below.  Formats accessible to persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency can be made availible upon request.

Title VI / ADA Coordinator                                                                            Civil Rights Coordinator - Iowa DOT
C/o County Engineer- Jeremy Purvis                                                       Office of Civil Rights
Hancock County Courthouse                                     or                            800-262-0003
855 State Street                                                                                             515-262-1921
Garner, IA 50438                                                                                            https://iowadot.gov/civilrights
641-923-2243
jeremy.purvis@hancockcountyia.org 

 

YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE ABOVE INDIVIDUAL OR IOWA DOT OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT NO LATER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION OCCURRED, OR IF THERE HAS BEEN A CONTINUING COURSE OF CONDUCT, NO LATER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION WAS DISCONTINUED.