Non-discrimination statement


The Nondiscrimination Statement shown below shall be posted in all recipient offices and included on all materials (print and non-print) for public information, public education, and public distribution. This includes brochures, pamphlets, newspaper advertisements, news releases, outreach letters, newsletters, letterhead, audio, video, written notices, internet or websites, etc.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, office, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202.720.2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at 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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington DC 20250-9410
202.690.7442 | Fax

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

If the material is too small to permit the full Nondiscrimination Statement, the material will at a minimum include the following statement in print size no smaller than the text:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.