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 altemative .means of communication for program infonnation (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 oth rthan English .
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To file a 1program complaint of dis rimination, 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:
(I) mail : U .S. Departme' nt 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
(?) e1pail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.