CFRA Office

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity (gender preference), religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

All Center for Rural Affairs events, educational activities, and funding activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in any Center educational activity or event please contact the Center Human Resources Manager at 402.687.2100 or email and your concerns will be heard and addressed in a swift manner. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) can be made if requested in advance. Note that many of the Center events are held at locations other than the main office location.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online here, or at any USDA office, or call 866.632.9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202.690.7442 or email at

Any person eligible to receive benefits or services from the Department of the Treasury or its recipients is entitled to those benefits or services without being subject to prohibited discrimination. The Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity enforces various federal statutes and regulations that prohibit discrimination in Treasury financially assisted and conducted programs or activities. If a person believes they have been subjected to discrimination and/or reprisal because of membership in a protected group then that person may file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity. To file a program discrimination complaint, send a complaint letter to: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Director, Office Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20220 or

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339 or 800.845.6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above. You may also mail us directly at PO Box 136, Lyons, Nebraska 68038. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202.720.2600 (voice and TDD).