USDA Nondiscrimination Statement and Participant Notification Regarding the Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data

  • 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, disability, age, 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, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, and 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:

     (1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

     (2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

     (3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

     

    Participant Notification Regarding Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data

    In accordance with Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements, Washington County Child Nutrition Program hereby advises its participants that it collects race and ethnicity data to determine the School Meal Program's efficiency for reaching students. The provision of this data is voluntary and confidential. The participant's response has no effect on eligibility.