Participants or applicants for programs or activities operated or sponsored by USDA have a right to be treated fairly. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, or marital or familial status, you may file a discrimination complaint.
The complaint should be filed with the USDA Office of Civil Rights within 180 days of the date you became aware of the alleged discrimination.
To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.
Special accommodations will be made upon request for individuals with disabilities, vision impairment or hearing impairment. Any individual needing special accommodations should contact the local Farm Service Agency.
In the New River Valley contact the office at 382-3961, ext. 2. The New River Valley Farm Service Agency is located at 75 Hampton Blvd. in Christiansburg. The office is open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. The office is closed for federal Holidays.
— Submitted by Cindy Clark