Federal and Iowa Non-Discrimination Statements

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights  regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color,  national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or  retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities  who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print,  audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA  Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online

at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508- 0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a  letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number,  and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant  Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The  completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Guidelines

1. The new nondiscrimination statement may not be altered in any way including the formatting and  spacing.

2. The text must be easily readable in Time New Roman font or other standard font (black or dark  color)

3. The ideal font size of the full statement is 11.

4. A font size as small as 9 point may be used.

5. If the document is a one page document, the font size must be the same as the rest of the font used  to maintain equal importance.

6. If the full statement does not fit, use the abbreviated “equal opportunity” statement. The  abbreviated statement font must be the same size as the font size used in the document.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

Iowa Civil Rights Commission Address, Phone, Website for Letters of Complaint

Iowa Civil Rights Commission,
Grimes State Office building,
400 E. 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-100
Phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416 - Website:Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Contact Information