Perry County Court House Government

ADA & Title VI Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act

Introduction
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and provides civil rights protection to disabled individuals, guaranteeing equal opportunities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, telecommunications, and State and local government services. Congress enacted this law to provide a "clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities." Title II of the ADA requires all state and local public agencies that receive federal funding or have more than 50 employees to complete a self-evaluation and corresponding Transition Plan, establish an ADA Coordinator and adopt grievance procedures for discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. 

Transition Plan & Self-Evaluation
The Perry County Board of Commissioners adopted an ADA Transition Plan on June 3, 2013, which included a comprehensive self-evaluation of all county buildings and facilities to determine the extent to which individuals with disabilities may be restricted from access to county facilities. Perry County will continue to work toward compliance by evaluating the barriers identified in this plan, developing a schedule to eliminate those barriers contingent upon available funding, and periodically updating the plan showing progress toward compliance.

Public Viewing & Involvement Opportunities
Perry County's ADA Transition Plan is available for public viewing in the Administration Office at the Perry County Courthouse. Anyone that would like to comment on the Transition Plan can submit their comments to the ADA Coordinator listed below. Public comment opportunities are also available during regularly scheduled Commissioners' meetings.

ADA Coordinator
Teresa Kanneberg, ADA Coordinator
Perry County Courthouse
2219 Payne Street
Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2758
Email: pccomm@psci.net 

Grievance Policy
Perry County has created a Grievance Policy to assist individuals who believe they have been discriminated against based on their disability. Click the links provided to view this policy in its entirety. 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

Introduction
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 clarified and restored the intent of Title VI by specifying that recipients of Federal funds must comply with civil rights in all areas, not just in the particular program or activity that received Federal funding. As a recipient of Federal aid from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Perry County's responsibilities are to have, adhere to, and update annually, a Title VI Implementation Plan, to have a Title VI Coordinator, and to have a complaint procedure for discrimination against qualified individuals. 

Implementation Plan & Policy
Perry County values each individual's civil rights and intends to provide equal opportunity and equitable service for the citizens of this county. Perry County will conform to Title VI and all related statutes, regulations, and directives, which provide that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, religion, income status, or limited English proficiency. Perry County further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, regardless of whether those programs and activities are federally funded. ( more

Title VI Coordinator
Teresa Kanneberg, Title VI Coordinator
Perry County Courthouse
2219 Payne Street
Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2758
Email: pccomm@psci.net

Complaint Process
Perry County has created a Title VI Complaint Process to assist individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination.  Click the link provided to view the policy in its entirety.