Building Blocks Ministries
Building Blocks Ministries operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Building Blocks Ministries.
For more information on Building Blocks Ministries’ civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 352-536-9264; email: pw@buildingblocksministries.
If information is needed in another language, contact 352-536-9264.
FTA Circular 4702.1B, Chapter 111, Paragraph 6: All recipients shall develop procedures for investigating and tracking Title VI complaints filed against them and make their procedures for filing a complaint available to member of the public.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by Building Blocks Ministries may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form. Building Blocks Ministries investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged incident. Building Blocks Ministries will process complaints that are complete.
Once the complaint is received, Building Blocks Ministries will review it to determine if our office has jurisdiction. The complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing him/her whether the complaint will be investigated by our office.
Building Blocks Ministries has ninety (90) days to investigate the complaint. If more information is needed to resolve the case, Building Blocks Ministries may contact the complainant. The complainant has ten (10) 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 ten (10) business days, Building Blocks Ministries can administratively close the case. A case can also be administratively closed if the complainant no longer wishes to pursue their case.
After the investigator reviews the complaint, she/he will issue one of two letters to the complainant: a closure letter or a letter of finding (LOF). A closure letter summarizes the allegations and states that there was not a Title VI violation and that the case will be closed. A LOF summarizes the allegations and the interviews regarding the alleged incident, and explains whether any disciplinary action, additional training of the staff member or other action will occur. If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision, she/he has seven (7) days to do so from the time he/she receives the closure letter or the LOF.
The complaint procedure will be made available to the public Building Blocks Ministries’ website. (www.buildingblocksministries.com)
A copy of the complaint form in English is provided in Appendix E and on Building Blocks Ministries’ website. (www.buildingblocksministries.com)
“Discrimination complaints about transportation-related services or benefits may be filed with U.S. DOT or FTA Headquarters Office of Civil Rights”