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CSFP Handbook

Publication Name Download About Program Name
Commodity Supplemental Food Program Complete Handbook Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 1: Introduction Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 2: Program Application Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 3: Managing the Program Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 4: USDA Foods Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 5: Visits, Reviews, and Audits Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 6: Civil Rights Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 7: Financial Management Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 8: Denials, Terminations, and Appeals Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 9: Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms Download File CSFP Handbook
Section 10: Disaster Policies and Procedures Download File CSFP Handbook
Revision Notice Download File CSFP Handbook
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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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