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Title VI / Nondiscrimination


The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) operates its programs, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations.  Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin (including limited English proficiency) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.  Related federal nondiscrimination laws administrated by the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, or both prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex and disability.  These protected categories are contemplated within MVPC’s Title VI Program consistent with federal interpretation and administration.  Additionally, MVPC provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

MVPC also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. Chapter 272, Sections 92a, 98, and 98a prohibiting making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based upon race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry.  Likewise, MVPC complies with the Governor’s Executive Order 526, Section 4 requiring that all of its programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based upon race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran’s status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.

Additional Information

To request additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations, or to provide suggestions on how we can better serve you, please contact:

Title VI Program Coordinator
Merrimack Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
c/o Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
160 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-5061
(978) 374-0519, extension 15

Complaint Filing

To file a complaint alleging a violation of Title VI or related federal nondiscrimination law, contact the Title VI Program Coordinator (above) within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the alleged discriminatory conduct.

To file a complaint alleging a violation of the Commonwealth’s Public Accommodation Law, contact the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination within three hundred (300) days of the alleged discriminatory conduct at:

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 994-6000
TTY: (617) 994-6196

Aviso sobre derechos y protecciones contra la discriminación para beneficiariosVMPO Title VI Notice to Beneficaries


Complaint Form   (pdf)   (html)  (Español)     (歧视投诉表)

Complaint Procedure    (pdf)   (html)


English: if this information is needed in another language, please contact the MVPC Title VI Program Coordinator at (978) 374-0519, extension 15.

Spanish: si necesita esta informacion en otro idioma, por favor contacte al Título VI Coordinador de Programa de MVPC al (978) 374-0519, extension 15.

Caso estas informações sejam necessárias em outro idioma, por favor, contate o Coordenador de Título VI e de Não Discriminação da MVMPO pelo telefone 978-374-0519, Ramal 15.

Chinese Simple
如果需要使用其它语言了解信息,请联系Merrimack Valley大都会规划组织(MVMPO)《民权法案》第六章协调员,电话978-374-0519,转15。

Chinese Traditional
如果需要使用其他語言瞭解資訊,請聯繫Merrimack Valley大都會規劃組織(MVMPO)《民權法案》第六章協調員,電話978-374-0519,轉15。

Nếu quý vị cần thông tin này bằng tiếng khác, vui lòng liên hệ Điều phối viên Luật VI/Chống phân biệt đối xử của MVMPO theo số điện thoại 978-374-0519, số máy nhánh 15.

French Creole
Si yon moun vle genyen enfòmasyon sa yo nan yon lòt lang, tanpri kontakte Kowòdinatè kont Diskriminasyon/MVMPO Title VI la nan nimewo 978-374-0519, ekstansyon 15.

Если Вам необходима данная информация на любом другом языке, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с Координатором Титула VI/Защита от дескриминации в MVMPO по тел: 978-374-0519, добавочный 15.

Si vous avez besoin d’obtenir une copie de la présente dans une autre langue, veuillez contacter le coordinateur du Titre VI/anti-discrimination de MVMPO en composant le 978-374-0519, poste 15.

Se ha bisogno di ricevere queste informazioni in un’altra lingua si prega di contattare il coordinatore del MVMPO del Titolo VI e dell’ufficio contro la discriminazione al 978-374-0519 interno 15.

Mon-Khmer, Cambodian
ប្រសិនបើលោកអ្នកត្រូវការបកប្រែព័ត៌មាននេះ សូមទាក់ទងអ្នកសម្របសម្រួលជំពូកទី6/គ្មានការរើសអើងរបស់ MVMPO តាមរយៈលេខទូរស័ព្ទ 978-374-0519 រួចភ្ជាប់ទៅលេខ 15


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