• In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulartions and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibitied 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, heard 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 Discimination Complaint Form (http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf). (ad-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/compaint_filing_cust.html (http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html), and at any USDA office, or wrtie 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 coompleted form or letter to USDA by:

    1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculutre, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

    2) Fax: 202-690-7442; or 

    3) Email: program.intake.intake@usda.gov (mailto:program.intake@usda.gov) 

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - Spanish Translation