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Title VI Information 

City of Garden City Title VI Complaint Form 
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Title VI Policy Statement 
Garden City, Georgia, is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. Garden City assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. Garden City further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether or not those programs and activities are federally funded. In addition, Garden City will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency. 

As provided under Section 162a of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 (Section 324, Title 23 U.S.C.), Garden City shall not discriminate on the ground of sex and Garden City shall submit a certification to the FHWA indicating that the requirements of Section 162a of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 have been added to its assurances. 

When Garden City distributes federal aid funds to another entity, Garden City will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance. 

Garden City’s Title VI Coordinator/Specialist is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other Garden City responsibilities as required by 23 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 200 and 49 Code of Federal Regulation 21. 

Title VI Notice to the Public 
U.S. Department of Justice regulations, 28 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 42.405, Public Dissemination of Title VI Information, require recipients of federal financial assistance to publish or broadcast program information in the news media. Advertisements must state that the program is an equal opportunity program and/or include that federal law prohibits discrimination. Additionally, reasonable steps shall be taken to publish information in languages understood by the population eligible to be served or likely to be directly affected by the program. The following is the public notice used by Garden City: 

“Garden City hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the City to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. It is our policy that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs or activities. 

Any person who believes they have been subjected to unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. The complaint must be filed in writing or in person with the Garden City, Title VI Coordinator/Specialist, within one hundred-eighty (180) days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act or upon notice of the discriminatory act. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the City of Garden City website or Title VI Coordinator/Specialist by calling 912-963-2766. If information is needed in another language please call 912-963-2766.”