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Civil Rights

The below statement should be used on all materials that references Food and Nutrition Services.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any
program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information
(e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency
(State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or  have
speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,
and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the
information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
              Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
              1400 Independence Avenue, SW
              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

 The  above, full Nondiscrimination Statement must be included on all print and non-print materials
 (including but not limited to audio, video, website, brochures, newsletters, by-laws, etc.).  
 If the size of the material is too small to include the full statement, the material will at a minimum,
 include the following statement in the same size as the text:
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”