The US Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race color national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income derived from any public assistance program or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department.
If you wish to file a civil rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA program discrimination complaint form found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html or at any USDA office or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at US Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 independence Ave., SW Washington DC 20250-9420, by fax 202-69-7442 or email at program.intake@usda/gov
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6153 (Spanish).