Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states “No person shall, on grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.”
The CareGivers Title VI Program has been prepared to ensure that the level and quality of CareGivers services are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner and that the opportunity for full and fair participation is offered to CareGivers clients, applicants and referrals.
Any individual, group of individuals or entity that believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by The CareGivers may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form.
Any individual having filed a complaint or participated in the investigation of a complaint shall not be subjected to any form of intimidation or retaliation. Individuals who have cause to think that they have been subjected to intimidation or retaliation can file a complaint of retaliation following the same procedure for filing a discrimination complaint.
A complaint must be filed with The CareGivers no later than 180 days after the following:
Once the complaint is received, The CareGivers will review it to determine if our office has jurisdiction. A copy of each Title VI complaint received will be forwarded to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation within ten (10) calendar days of receipt. The complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing her/him whether the complaint will be investigated by our office.
The CareGivers has 45 days to investigate the complaint. If more information is needed to resolve the case, The CareGivers may contact the complainant requesting further information. The complainant has 15 business days from the date of the letter to send requested information to the investigator assigned to the case. If the investigator is not contacted by the complainant or does not receive the additional information within 15 business days, The CareGivers can administratively close the case.
After the investigator reviews the complaint, the agency will issue one of two (2) letters to the complainant: a closure letter or a letter of finding (LOF).
If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision it must direct the appeal to the agency initially. The complainant has 15 days after the date of the closure letter or the letter of finding to do so. If there is outstanding concern, the appeal may be directed to the state DOT or FTA. The appeal process information will be included in the letter.
A person may also file a complaint directly with the: New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Attn: Shannon Aiton, Title VI Coordinator, PO Box 483, 7 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03302-0483; 603-271-2467; TTY: 800-735-2964; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Complaint Team, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC, 20590.
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