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Equity Resources

Resources on USDA’s approach to equity, accessibility, reporting discrimination and information about our key investments

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Actions USDA Is Taking to Advance Equity

USDA's Equity Accomplishments

Learn about the steps USDA has taken to promote equity.

Updated USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Effective May 5th, 2022, USDA released an updated non-discrimination statement and guidance.

Equity Commission

An overview of the work of USDA’s Equity Commission, an independent group of people officially charged with evaluating USDA programs and services and recommending how USDA can reduce barriers to access.

USDA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Strategic Plan

This plan outlines actions USDA will take to help ensure equitable experiences and service to the American people and USDA’s global constituents and partners.

Major Program Improvements and Investments

Explore major moves USDA has made to further equity, including the launch of the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program; automatic enrollment in Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for producers with a Socially Disadvantaged, Limited Resource, Beginning and Veteran Farmer or Rancher Certification; investments to expand meat processing; and more.

USDA Civil Rights Mobile Application

The app provides information about how to file a USDA program or equal employment opportunity complaint and includes links to contacts and resources for accessibility and assistive technologies, reasonable accommodation, the USDA ethics app and more.



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Page last updated: July 5, 2023