Title VI & Civil Rights

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) operates without regard to race, color, and national origin as stipulated in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI states that: “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Subsequent federal legislation has led to further protections under Title VI based upon age, gender, and disability, whether mental or physical.

The CCRPC strives to ensure nondiscriminatory access to all programs, services, and activities by all interested stakeholders and to ensure that no person is excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to either intentional or unintentional discrimination under any program, service, or activity receiving federal assistance or funding.


The CCRPC has designated Emma Vaughn as Title VI Coordinator. If you would like more information about your Title VI rights, or if you feel you have been discriminated against based on your race, color, or national origin, you may contact evaughn@ccrpcvt.org or (802) 846-4490 x 121.

Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

A complaint form is available for download here: Title VI Complaint Form »

You can mail the form to: Emma Vaughn, Title VI Coordinator, CCRPC, 110 West Canal St., Suite 202, Winooski, VT 05404, or email it to evaughn@ccrpcvt.org.

A complete description of the CCRPC’s Title VI Complaint Procedures is available here: Title VI Complaint Procedures »

Any grievance should be submitted as soon as possible, but note that Federal and State law require that the complaint be filed within 180 days of the alleged incident of discrimination.

Chittenden County Equity Maps

The following link opens a collection of maps showing Census and American Community Survey data related to race, poverty, and language:

CCRPC FTA Title VI Program

CCRPC has updated and implemented Title VI programs and reports specific to the federal aid program areas within the organization, its external transportation partners, and to ensure comprehensive Title VI compliance with both the FHWA and FTA regulations. As the Title VI law is applicable and relevant to CCRPC’s programs, services, and activities as a recipient of federal funds and assistance, there is a separate program plan for FTA below; a separate annual report is submitted every spring to FHWA.

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