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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal 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 on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a 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).

To File a Program Complaint

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, you must complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form:

  1. Complete the form online ; or

  2. Complete the form at any USDA office; or

  3. Call (866) 632-9992 to request the form; or

  4. Write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.


Mail your completed complaint form and letter to:


  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

  • 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.

  • Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


Email to:​


Persons with Disabilities

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 State or local Agency that administers the program 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. Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact the Deparment by mail directly or by email.

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