In accordance with the amended Civil Rights Act of 1964, the nondiscrimination provisions apply to all programs and activities of Federal-aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors, regardless of tier. The obligation of nondiscrimination is based on the objective of Congress to not have funds, which were collected in a nondiscriminatory manner, used in ways that subsidize, promote, or perpetuate discrimination based on race, color, and national origin.
ALDOT established the Title VI Program as a monitoring system to ensure compliance with all Federal-aid programs received by various departments within ALDOT. The process includes, but is not limited to, monitoring statewide activities in these areas: Public Involvement meetings, Public Hearings, Metropolitan Planning Organization meetings, Federal Transit Authority program, Training, Right-of-Way acquisitions, Environmental Assessments, and Post Exit Surveys. The recent passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the clarifications of the reach of Title VI in the arenas of Environmental Justice and needs of Limited English Proficiency populations have expanded jurisdiction, clients, and complexity.
Title VI possess the responsibility of monitoring the activities of such programs as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, On-the-Job Training (OJT Program, DBE and OJT Supportive Services PRogram, Women in Highway Construction Initiative, Summer Transportation Institutes (STIs), and the Welfare to Work (W-2-W) Program.
The Title VI Program is responsible for reports on a semi-annual and annual basis. These include the compliance reports for all ALDOT division and district offices as well as central office bureaus. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division office receives this report for acknowledgement of compliance or non-compliance. For additional information, please contact Cornell L. Tatum, Sr. at (334) 213-12474 or Dwight H. Davis at (334) 213-1278