The Mississippi Development Authority shall not discriminate against an individual based upon that person’s race, color, or national origin. This policy applies to applicants for employment and current employees as well as sub-recipients and subcontractors of the Mississippi Development Authority that receive federal funding.

The Law

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act requires that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground 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 financial assistance.”


Title VI covers all agencies receiving federal funds. Some examples include employee training; grants; loans, property; loans of personnel, tax incentives; and technical assistance. Title VI applies to discrimination throughout an agency, not just actions involving federally assisted programs.

Filing a complaint

Title VI complaints involving recipients and beneficiaries may be filed by an individual, a class, or by a third party. For additional information on Title VI or to file a complaint, contact:

Mississippi Development Authority, Compliance Officer,
501 N. West Street Jackson, MS 39201; Phone: (601) 359-3449
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Director, Office Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity,
1500 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20220

If information is needed in another language, contact (601) 359-9344.

Si necesita información en otro idioma, llame al (601) 359-9344.