The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) values diversity and actively seeks input from all interested parties, regardless of cultural identity, background or income level. Moreover, NOACA does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services or activities, and will not discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income or family status. NOACA will actively work to ensure inclusion of everyone in our community so that its programs, services and activities represent the diversity we enjoy.
NOACA maintains a Title VI program to establish and implement procedures that comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, NOACA’s nondiscrimination responsibilities actually go beyond Title VI of the Civil Rights act. They also include:
- Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987
- Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
- Executive Order 11246 – Equal Employment Opportunity (1965)
- Executive order 11625 - Prescribing Additional Arrangements for Developing and Coordinating a National Program for Minority Business Enterprise (1971)
- Executive Order 12898 - Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations (1994)
- Executive Order 13166 - Improving Access to Services for People with Limited English Proficiency (2000)
NOACA’s policies and procedures have been adopted to conform to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations, as well as Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) guidelines.