USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
It is USDA’s policy to ensure that no person in the United States is subject to prohibited discrimination in programs and activities conducted in whole or in part by USDA based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, political beliefs, age, marital status, family/parental status, religion, sexual orientation, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. The policy, in part, is enforced by:
1. USDA’s conduct of its programs and activities in a manner consistent with applicable Federal and USDA civil rights requirements; and
2. Timely and appropriate processing of program discrimination complaints filed against USDA.
No person shall be subjected to reprisal or harassment because he/she filed a discrimination complaint; participated in or contributed to the identification, investigation, prosecution, or resolution of civil rights violations in or by any USDA-conducted program or activity; or otherwise aided or supported the enforcement of Federal or USDA civil rights laws, rules, regulations, or policies.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://126.96.36.199:8081/sites/default/files/Complain_combined_6_8_12_508_0.pdf, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at
U.S. Department of Agriculture Director, Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
By fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish)
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.