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 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, 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 other than English.
To file a program complaint of 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 the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of
the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.