STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION
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, 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). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 Agency 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.