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The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) works closely with the regional USDA Office of Civil Rights and other organizations committed to equal educational opportunity and respectful environments.

Civil Rights ODE CNP actively promotes equity. We offer training and technical assistance to ODE CNP sponsors and providers to assist them with their responsibilities regarding discrimination and harassment. ODE CNP also conducts workshops on these and related subjects at state, regional, local program sites, and conferences. Future activities include developing outreach strategies and tactics aimed at inclusiveness and increased program participation.

To file a Child Nutrition Programs complaint of discrimination with the State of Oregon, please send an email to ODE.CNPCivilRights@state.or.us or write Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310 or call (503) 947-5888, (voice) or (503) 378-2892 (TDD).

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law 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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov eMail

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

Civil Rights Training

Laptop Icon Visit www.ode.state.or.us/go/CACFPtraining to view available trainings on this topic for CACFP Sponsors.
Laptop Icon Visit www.ode.state.or.us/go/SNPtraining to view available trainings on this topic for SNP Sponsors.

Civil Rights Resources for all CNP Sponsors

Civil Rights Forms

Civil Rights Complaint Forms


  • Joyce Dougherty Email    (503) 947-5888
    Child Nutrition Program - Director

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