Title VI & Language English Proficiency (LEP)



Title VI Overview 

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to prohibit programs that receive federal funds from discriminating against participants on the basis of race, color or national origin.

 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as codified in 42 U.S.C. 2000d, states: No person in the United States shall, on the ground 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 Link:  http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/mainp-title-vi

 

Language English Proficiency (LEP)

 

Fulton County’s policies, practices or procedures exclude, limit, or have the effect of excluding or limiting, the participation of any LEP person in a federally assisted program on the basis of national origin may be engaged in discrimination in violation of Title VI. In order to ensure compliance with Title VI, we take steps to ensure that LEP persons who are eligible for our programs or services have meaningful access to our rendered programs and service benefits that we provide. The most important step in meeting this obligation is for recipients of Federal financial assistance such as grants, contracts, and subcontracts to provide the language assistance necessary to ensure such access, at no cost to the LEP person.

 

To request an oral translation please contact Dena Terrell at 404-612-6687.  For written translation of documents, free of charge to you, contact Dena Terrell at 404-612-6687 however for this service there is 24-48 hour turnaround.