The Salisbury/Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWMPO) assures no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, 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.
SWMPO further assures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities regardless of funding source (federal, state, or local). 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 Recipient distributes federal aid funds to a sub-recipient, the Recipient will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.
As a subrecipient of federal financial assistance, SWMPO is required to comply with Title VI and subsequent nondiscrimination laws, as well as provide an overview of how SWMPO addresses Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 13166 on Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Our Title VI Plan was developed to document the efforts SWMPO undertakes on a continual basis to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations associated with Title VI and related statutes regarding nondiscrimination and environmental justice
The Salisbury/Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWMPO) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations prohibiting discrimination in all programs and activities. For more information, or to file a Title VI related complaint, see www.swmpo.org or call (410) 548-4860. If information is needed in another language, then contact (410) 548-4860.