Title VI Non-Discrimination Program

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.

MIC Title VI Non-Discrimination Program and Limited-English Proficiency Plan (2018 Draft Update)
The MIC is required to submit an update of its Title VI Compliance Plan every three years. This is the draft version to be presented to the MIC Board for approval on 12/12/18. The draft will then be submitted to MnDOT and WisDOT for their approvals as part of their Title VI compliance reviews.

MIC Title VI Compliance Plan (2015) 
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 an update in 2015.

Formal Title VI Complaint Procedure
Any person or groups of persons who believe they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may individually, or through a legally authorized representative, make and sign a complaint and file the complaint with the MIC. The complaint must be filed, in writing, no later than 180 calendar days after the date of the alleged discrimination.

The MIC’s Title VI Policy Statement

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC), a division of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC), hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the MPO to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI 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 program or activity for which the MIC receives federal financial assistance. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by MIC has a right to file a formal complaint with MIC, ARDC, Mn/DOT or US DOT. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the MIC’s Title VI Compliance Manager within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form, please see our website at: dsmic.org/titlevi-policy, or you can view a copy at our offices at 221 West First Street, Duluth, MN, 55802.