ATTENTION: Federal Programs; Co-op Directors; Superintendents; Child Nutrition
Directors; Technology Coordinator; Test Coordinator; General Business Manager,
This memorandum provides guidance on the October
17, 2019 revisions to DR 4300-003 which establishes the policy for ensuring
positive and continuing notification of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
(USDA) equal opportunity policy to the public and USDA employees, effective
NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT POSTING
program recipients such as School Food Authorities (SFAs) are required to
include the nondiscrimination statement on all print and non-print materials,
including, but not limited to, audio, video, website, brochures, newsletters,
adding the nondiscrimination statement to web pages, live hyperlinks are to be
used as presented in the attached example: Nondiscrimination
Statement for the web.
When adding the nondiscrimination statement to printed
materials, a web address must be spelled out as presented in the attached
Statement for printed materials.
Furthermore, the statement shall be
made available in English or other languages appropriate to the local population
served or directly affected by any USDA program or activity. An alternative
means of communication (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) must be
available to meet the needs of those with impairments. SFAs
are required to notify applicants with disabilities and limited English
proficiency (LEP) of their right to free language assistance and accommodations
and to provide these services upon request.
the size of the material is too small to include the full statement, the
material must at a minimum, include the following statement in print in the
same font size as the main text:
institution is an equal opportunity provider.
“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” POSTERS:
SFAs must display the appropriate “And Justice for All”
poster in a centralized location wherever
program delivery is being conducted where
all customers will be able to view it. There are three versions of the “And
Justice for All” poster. Form AD-475-A
is the poster that displays information relevant to USDA program recipients
such as SFAs.
All “And Justice for All” posters must be displayed in a
specific size: 11” width x 17” height.
The minimum text size that will be used on the “And Justice for All”
posters is 14 point.
SFAs can obtain “And Justice for All” posters by contacting
the Child Nutrition Unit.