Title VI Nondiscrimination Implementation Plan
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Office
of Civil Rights develops and follows Title VI implementation plans that outline
the procedures, strategies and activities used to facilitate and assure
nondiscrimination. These plans are internal regulatory documents approved by
federal grant agencies to assist in their oversight of the Department's external
civil rights enforcement.
Title VI compliance is the responsibility of every NCDOT
employee. Implementation plans function as management tools to help officials
understand what is required of business units to achieve compliance.
Sub-Recipients and Contractors
Federal funds pass through NCDOT to numerous public
and private entities annually. Implementation plans communicate
nondiscrimination expectations for NCDOT's sub-recipients (e.g., metropolitan
planning organizations, transit providers, local government agencies) and
Implementation plans inform the public of NCDOT's commitment
to nondiscrimination, fair treatment and inclusive participation, and they
provide Title VI contact information and program details. The public may review
and comment on NCDOT’s implementation plans at any time before or after their
Limited English Proficiency Plan
NCDOT is required to provide "meaningful access"
for people with limited
English proficiency (LEP) to the department's programs, information and
services, in accordance with Title VI and Executive
Order 13166. To accomplish this, the U.S. Department of Transportation
requires that NCDOT develop an LEP ("language assistance") Plan that
outlines the reasonable steps NCDOT will take to serve and communicate
effectively with LEP populations.
Environmental Justice Strategy
In accordance with Title VI and Executive
Order 12898, NCDOT must achieve environmental
justice as part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as
appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental
effects – including interrelated social and economic effects – of its programs,
policies and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.