Program Delivery and
Compliance (Title VI)
The Office of Civil Rights strives to remove barriers to accessing FAS programs
via strategic partnerships and dissemination of program information to
traditionally underserved audiences such as:
Minority Colleges and Universities
Small Farmers and Ranchers
Small and Minority-owned businesses
Persons with Disabilities
Agency Compliance Monitoring
USDA (DR 4330-3) requires each Agency to monitor and evaluate their programs,
policies and procedures to ensure that they are administered in a
FAS is committed to ensuring that all qualified individuals and businesses
have equal access to Agency programs and activities. Nondiscrimination in
program delivery is accomplished by:
- Civil Rights Impact Analyses of new and revised program
initiatives to avoid potential negative impacts on traditionally underserved
- Monitoring & Analysis program participation, awards of grant
and agreements, and participation on advisory committees.
- Civil Rights Training delivered annually to all FAS employees
and key partners in the delivery of FAS programs.
Partner (Recipient) Compliance Monitoring
The Department of Justice (7 CR 15.5) and USDA (DR 4330-s) requires each Agency
to seek the cooperation of recipients in obtaining compliance with equal
opportunity regulations and to provide guidance to help them comply voluntarily
with the regulations.
How to File a Program Complaint
If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from
USDA, participating in a USDA program, or participating in a program that
receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a compliant with USDA.
Click here for more information.