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, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (PL 100.259), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any agency-sponsored program or activity.
The MIC will also provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.
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 and 2018.
Title VI Policy Statement
The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related regulations and statutes. The MIC assures that no person or group(s) of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all program, services, or activities administered by ROCOG, regardless of whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.
In addition, the MIC will provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.
In the event the MIC distributes federal-aid funds to a sub-recipient, the MIC will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.
The Director of the MIC or his/her designees is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing reports and other responsibilities as required by 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 200 and 49 CFR 21.
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 MIC, ARDC, Mn/DOT or the US DOT. The complaint must be filed, in writing, no later than 180 calendar days after the date of the alleged discrimination, and the MIC’s Title VI Complaint Form must be used.
For more information or to file a complaint, contact Ron Chicka, MIC Director, at 221 West First Street, Duluth, MN, 55802 or call (218) 529-7506.