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Civil Rights Title VI Plan

It is the policy of Cattaraugus County that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, income or English proficiency as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Executive Order 11246 Affirmative Action in Employment, Executive Order 12898 Environmental Justice (EJ), and Executive Order 13166 Limited English Proficiency (LEP), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Additionally every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of Cattaraugus County programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

Our policy of inclusion is meant for all individuals residing within, receiving services from, or employed by Cattaraugus County to enjoy an equal opportunity. Discriminatory practices, procedures and policies are prohibited. As such, all County Departments shall plan, develop, implement, operate and monitor their programs, services, activities so that no person is subjected to unlawful discrimination. Additionally, Cattaraugus County expects all of our partners, contractors, consultants, sub-recipients, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups to fully support this policy.

In the event that Cattaraugus County distributes federal aid funds to another entity, the County will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance. Cattaraugus County's Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy applies to all of our programs, activities and services, regardless of funding source.

This policy shall be conspicuously placed on County bulletin boards, website, and made available to all organizations and entities doing business with Cattaraugus County. Any complaints involving allegations of discrimination should be sent to:

Cattaraugus County Compliance Officer/Civil Rights Coordinator
303 Court St.
Little Valley, NY 14755