SCN - Civil Rights Requirements
All U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs sponsoring agencies shall comply with civil rights laws and regulations, such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age), American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (disability).
USDA requires any program receiving federal financial assistance to provide training to its staff on civil rights. Civil rights regulations are intended to assure that benefits of the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) are made available to all eligible persons. Training is required so people involved in all levels of program administration understand civil rights related laws, regulations, procedures and directives.
Only designated civil rights training staff are required to complete the online civil rights training. Upon successful completion, designated civil rights training staff may use online training modules to train additional staff members. Click HERE to access Moodle.
Annual Civil Rights Forms
Short and Long Non-Discrimination Statements
Other Civil Rights Resources
- Accommodating Children With Special Dietary Needs
- "And Justice For All" Poster (to Order "And Justice For All" posters)
- Building for the Future Flyer
- Building for the Future Poster
- Civil Rights Brochure – Training Tool
- Civil Rights Complaint Form
- Civil Rights Complaint Log
- Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement FNS Instruction 113-1
- Civil Rights Compliance FAQ's – Training Tool
- Civil Rights Requirements Webinar - If you can’t view the Civil Rights Requirements webinar, view the PowerPoint presentation and script below.
- CNP Civil Rights for all Institutions – Training Tool
- How to Access Racial/Ethnic Data
- Training Requirements Form
- Translation and Interpretation Services List
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.