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, 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 follow these directions:How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint(USDA)

  • To submit a complaint:

    • Complete theUSDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online or 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:

USDA Address, Fax, Email for Letters of Complaint

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax: (202) 690-7442; or

email:program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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

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