Title VI

Every three years East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) updates its Title VI Program.  The Title VI Program describes how EWG will comply with the nondiscrimination requirements found in the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and executive orders that address environmental justice (EJ) and persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) (Title VI).  EWG is dedicated to an inclusive planning process that ensures that citizens are informed about and given meaningful opportunities to engage in regional planning efforts and decision making.  EWG’s Title VI Program is designed to protect against discrimination and ensure that all agency planning processes are fair and consider issues that impact disadvantaged residents.

Program Documents

EWG’s Title VI Program was updated in 2015 based upon guidance issued by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  Certain parts of the Title VI Program (e.g. demographic profile, LEP plan) rely heavily on a data-driven analysis of the St. Louis region’s population.Title VI Program  Based upon FTA’s guidance and EWG’s data analysis, this Title VI Program provides the strategies and processes that EWG uses to ensure that its programs and activities are implemented in a nondiscriminatory manner.

EWG’s Title VI Program includes the agency’s Title VI assurance, Title VI notice, and public involvement plan.  You can also find all of the Title VI Program’s appendices in the Library.

Complaint Procedures

EWG has implemented Title VI Complaint Procedures that outline EWG’s Title VI complaint process.  The Title VI Complaint Procedures are available in both English and Español.   EWG also has a Title VI Nondiscrimination Complaint form available in English and Español.  The complaint process and procedures are included as Appendix 3 in the Title VI Program.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

EWG has also implemented a language assistance plan referred to as the LEP Plan that describes EWG’s strategies for providing language assistance to LEP persons and how EWG will notify LEP persons about the availability of language assistance.  The LEP Plan also analyzes the most recent data available about the St. Louis region’s LEP population.  The LEP Plan is included as Appendix 5 in the Title VI Program.

Maps

EWG developed maps that reflect a spatial analysis of the data used in the Title VI Program, including the data used in the LEP Plan.  These maps provide information about demographic characteristics of the St. Louis region’s population such as  low-income persons, zero-vehicle households, LEP persons, and minorities, among others.  The maps are included as Appendix 8 in the Title VI Program.  EWG’s Library provides more download options for maps by topic and maps by jurisdiction.

Brochures and Informational Cards

To help citizens understand their rights under Title VI, EWG has developed a series of brochures and informational cards.  Several of the brochures and cards are also available in Español.  You can also find all of the brochures and cards in the Library.

Need an Accommodation?

Requests for reasonable accommodations, including meeting accommodations or to receive materials in alternative formats, should be directed to:

Title VI Coordinator
East-West Gateway Council of Governments
1 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 1600
St. Louis, MO 63102

Phone: (314) 421.4220 / (618) 274.2750
Fax: (314) 231.6120
Email: titlevi@ewgateway.org

Questions?