Title VI

Learn about Title VI and the responsibilities associated with this Civil Rights Act.


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination on the basis of

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin

This applies to programs receiving federal financial aid.

Read more about Title VI 

Justice in minority and low-income populations

On February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898: Federal Action to Address Environmental Justice in Minority and Low-Income Populations.

Its purpose is to:

  • Focus federal attention on the environmental and human health effects of federal actions on underserved and low-income populations
  • Achieve environmental protection for all communities

The City upholds this law.

Read the Presidential Executive Order 12898

Improve access to services for persons with limited english proficiency

On August 11, 2000, President Clinton signed Executive Order 13166: Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.

We’re required to:

  • Examine the services we provide
  • Identity any need for services to people who speak English as a second language

The City upholds this law.

Read Executive Order 13166

File a complaint

You may file a complaint if you believe you have been discriminated against because of your

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin

Contact the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

Contact us

Complaint Investigations Division

Kaela McConnon Diarra




City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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