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Non-Discrimination and Funding Statements

Non-Discrimination Statement

The nondiscrimination statement lists all of the prohibited bases for discrimination contained in the USDA Civil Rights Policy Statement. Materials that should have the nondiscrimination statement included in print (e.g., brochures, newsletters, education curricula, etc.) and non-print (e.g., videos, websites, etc.) forms of communication. Documents developed, adapted, or reprinted by State and Implementing Agencies receiving financial assistance from FNS must have the following shortened nondiscrimination statement:"This institution is an equal opportunity provider." When used specifically for SNAP-Ed.  In general, anything that features USDA Logos, such as MyPlate, or communicates SNAP-Ed programming information, including times, dates, and locations as well as objectives and outcomes of classes or activities, falls into this category. Moreover, all communication must comply with Section 508 (meet accessibility standards) and all applicable civil rights laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and policies (see http://www.section 508.gov/content/team for relevant information).

The nondiscrimination statement should be made available in English or Other languages appropriate for the local population served or directly affected by any USDA program or activity. FNS Nondiscrimination Statement

English (Full statement)

Spanish (Full Statement)

SNAP-Ed State and Implementing Agencies are required to notify applicants with disabilities and limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons of their right to free language assistance and accommodations and proved free language assistance and accommodations upon request.

The nondiscrimination statement is not needed if a document meets the following criteria:

      • Is not funded by USDA/SNAP-Ed;
      • only contains content that provides general information for the public (examples are menus, calendars, and recipes); and
      • has no SNAP or SNAP-Ed program information or references to SNAP application or eligibility.

When in doubt about proper usage of the nondiscrimination statement, refer to your regional SNAP-Ed Coordinator.

Edits and Size Requirements

Additions, edits, or deletions to the Civil Rights statement are not allowed. The minimum font size for nondiscrimination statements for brochures is 8 point. for all other printed materials and web pages, the statement must be legible. Use of a smaller font size must be approved by FNS CRD in writing.

Funding Credit

Should be provided to SNAP as a funding source on newly developed and reprinted materials. FNS recommends the following statements:

English: "This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP."

Spanish: “Este material se desarrolló con fondos proporcionados por el Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP en inglés) del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA siglas en inglés).”

SNAP-Ed Guidance Appendix D

For more information regarding Educational Materials, and guidance on nondiscrimination please see the 2018 SNAP-Ed Guidance Appendix D. Notes and Educational Materials beginning on page 184. or visit the USDA website

Combined Statements

[SNAP-Ed Funding statement, Civil Rights statement and CalFresh Outreach information]:

English: This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Program - SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly food stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663.

Spanish: Este material se desarrolló con fondos proporcionados por el Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP en inglés) del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA siglas en inglés).CalFresh provee asistencia a hogares de bajos ingresos y puede ayudar a comprar alimentos nutritivos para una mejor salud. Para información sobre CalFresh, llame al 1-877-847-3663.

UC ANR Non-Discrimination Statement

UCCE county programs must also include the UC ANR non-discrimination statement. Download the most current statement for Single Page Flyers (English and Spanish) here.