In accordance with Federalcivil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rightsregulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, andinstitutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibitedfrom decimating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age orreprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activityconducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities whorequire alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contactthe Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals whoare deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA throughthe Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program informationmay be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaintof 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 theletter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of thecomplaint form, call (866) 632 – 9992. Submit your completed form or letter toUSDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department ofAgriculture
Office of the AssistantSecretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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