USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement for School Food Service Programs


Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), shall follow these procedures regarding non-discrimination compliance in the school food service program.

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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

Adopted 10/18/2018


CIVIL RIGHTS NOTICE

IF LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PURPOSES, PLEASE CONTACT THE NH COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AT: 1-603-271-2767, DIAL "0", ASK FOR AN INTERPRETER.

SI ASISTENCIA DE LENGUAJE ES NECESARIO PARA CIVILES DERECHOS PROPÓSITOS, POR FAVOR CONTACTO CON LA COMISIÓN NH LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS A: 1-603-271-2767, MARCAR "0", PEDIR UNA INTERPRETER.

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not.