Title VI Program

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Past Webinars

The Houston-Galveston Area Council hosted a Webinar on Thursday February 16, 2023, titled “The Role of Title VI and Environmental Justice in Transportation Planning.” The goal of the webinar was to educate local government planners and members of the public on the importance of equity in planning, and to familiarize them with best practices for meeting the requirements of these federal non-discrimination laws.

The webinar was part of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s region-wide initiative to increase awareness on Title VI and Environmental Justice non-discrimination mandates, and to encourage non-traditional stakeholders to participate in the planning process. The theme of this awareness initiative was “Connecting Communities.”

Policy Statement

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Houston-Galveston Area Council assures that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any agency sponsored program or activity on the grounds of their race, color, or national origin, neither shall any individual be deprived of fair treatment as a result of their sex, age, or disability.