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Civil Rights Compliance

The Tennessee Department of Human Services prohibits discrimination in their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, and political beliefs.

In accordance with Federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U. S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discriminating is prohibited also on the basis of religion or political beliefs.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact the Tennessee Department of Human Services Civil Rights Compliance Officer. Call (615) 313-4748 or write Tennessee Department of Human Services, Office of General Counsel, Attn: Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 505 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243.

For SNAP, CACFP and SFSP, you may file a complaint directly with the USDA by: 

Mail to:
USDA
Office of the Assistance Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 9410
Washington, DC 20250-9410 

Fax:  (202) 690-7442 

E-mail address: program.intake@usda.gov

Telephone Numbers:
Local area:  (202) 260-1026
Toll-free:  (866) 632-9992
Local or Federal relay:  (800) 877-8339
Spanish relay:  (800) 845-6136 

Complainants may find additional information on filing complaints of discrimination on the website of USDA’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer.