The City of Emporia strives to ensure complaince with a variety of civil rights laws and executive orders which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a Federal statute that reads: “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 subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Any program or activity that receives Federal transit funding must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987. Any agency receiving Federal dollars either directly from FTA (Federal Transit Authority, FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) or KDOT (Kansas Department of Transportation), individually or combined, MUST:

  • Promote full and fair participation in transportation decision-making without regard to race, color or national origin; and
  • Ensure meaningful access to transit-related programs and activities by persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP); and
  • Ensure the level and quality of transportation service is provided in a nondiscriminatory manner; and
  • Prepare and submit a Title VI Plan.


Please feel free to contact the following for any questions, concerns or comments or if you feel you have been discriminated against under activities and programs outlined in the Title VI Plan:

Shelly Kelley
Community Services Officer
(620) 343-4291
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