Hamilton County Government is committed to providing equal opportunity in all
programs and services to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, which prohibits discrimination against participants or clients of
County programs and/or services on the basis of race, color or national
The purpose of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to prohibit programs
which receive federal funds from discriminating against participants or clients
on the basis of race, color or national origin. The intent of the law is to
ensure that all persons, regardless of their race, color or national origin, are
allowed to participate in these federally funded programs.
To ensure that Hamilton County meets its compliance responsibility, procedures
have been established to provide for comprehensive monitoring of Title VI
compliance activities and complaint processing in all operations and programs,
directly or indirectly responsible to Hamilton County, all of which receive
federal or state funding in whole or in part.
Prohibited practices include but are not limited to:
- Denying a person any service, financial aid, or other benefits because of race,
color, or national origin.
- Providing a different service or benefit, or
providing these in a different manner from those provided to others in the
- Requiring different standards or conditions as prerequisites for
- Locating facilities in any way that would limit or impede
access to a federally funded service or benefit.
- Failing to make allowances for language or educational difficulties.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer is responsible for the overall
administration, coordination, operation and implementation of the Title VI
program in all County agencies and with its sub-recipients.
Any person(s) or
organization(s) believing they have been a victim of discrimination based on
race, color, or national origin may file a complaint with the agency in
question, or with the Hamilton County Title VI Director/Equal Employment