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, 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: How to File a 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 (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For other complaints or to request a Fair Hearing contact:
WIC Program Director
NYSDOH, Riverview Center
150 Broadway, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12204;
(2) phone: (518) 402-7093; fax (518) 402-7348; or
(3) email: NYSWIC@HEALTH.NY.GOV
New York State prohibits discrimination based on creed, marital status and sexual orientation. Persons who believe they have been discriminated against based on the New York State Human Rights Law should call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at (800) 522-5006, or write to the WIC Program Director, NYSDOH, Riverview Center, 6th Floor West, Room 650, 150 Broadway, Albany NY 12204.