This plan establishes a framework for the MIC’s compliance with Title VI and related statutes regarding nondiscrimination and environmental justice. The MIC first adopted this policy plan in 2013, with updates in 2015, 2018 and 2021.
MIC Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan and Language Access Plan
The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC), a division of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC), assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any agency-sponsored program or activity, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987.
The MIC will also provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.
Title VI Notice to the Public
The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the MIC, ARDC, MnDOT or the US DOT. Complainants are encouraged to submit complaints directly to MnDOT via its online complaint form available at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/civilrights/titlevi-complaint.html.
Complaint instructions and forms can also be found in the MIC’s Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan and Language Access Plan online at dsmic.org/titlevi-policy. If you would like a printed copy of the complaint instructions and forms mailed or emailed to you, or if you need this information to be provided in another language or format, please contact the MIC office, Attn: Rondi Watson, 221 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802 / rwatson @ardc.org / (218) 529-7511. A printed complaint form is also available at the MIC office.
Formal Title VI Complaint Procedure
Any person or groups of persons who believe they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by the MIC has a right to file a formal complaint with the MIC, ARDC, MnDOT or the US DOT. The complaint must be filed, in writing, no later than 180 calendar days after the date of the alleged discrimination.