USDA Statement of Nondiscrimination

USDA Statement of Nondiscrimination

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative is a recipient of Rural Development funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  In accordance with Federal civil rights laws and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative mean of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the  Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer  and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail to U.S Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or fax (202 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.