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Civil Rights Requirements

Civil Rights Information for all Child Nutrition Programs

  • And Justice for All Posters: Posters are not available at this time. Until such time that posters are available, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow for the following temporary document to be posted in place of the And Justice for All poster. This document includes the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement, which provides participants contact information if they feel that they have been discriminated against. This document does not replace the And Justice For All poster; it is a temporary version that can be printed and posted. The temporary poster​PDF Document is online. Once permanent new posters are available, the ISBE Nutrition Department ​will be distributing them to all sponsors.
  • Child Nutrition Programs Civil rights BrochurePDF Document
  • Civil Rights Training and enforcement FNS Instruction 113-1​PDF Document
  • Civil Rights Presentation

 Summer Food Service Program SFSP

 Nondiscrimination Statement and How to File a Compliant

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 FormPDF Document, (AD-3027) found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/how-file-program-discrimination-complaint, 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 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.

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