USDA Civil Rights Requirements. Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs Child and Adult Care Food Program 2011. Introduction. Civil Rights Regulations are intended to assure that benefits of CACFP are made available to all eligible persons in a non-discriminatory manner
Idaho State Department of Education
Child Nutrition Programs
Child and Adult Care Food Program
…when an individual or group of individuals are:
Ethnic and Racial Data
from Your Service
SDE provides census data by county to you to meet this requirement. This will need to be updated with the 2010 census numbers when they are available. Report as a PERCENTAGE.
Ethnic and Racial Data
about the Actual Participants
Sponsor collects data from Free and Reduced Applications, or staff may make a visual identification of participants’ category. Report ACTUAL number – by October 31 each year in CNP 2000
1. Right To File A Complaint
Any person alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action.
Under special circumstances this time limit may be extended by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
All civil rights complaints, written or verbal, shall be accepted and forwarded to the state agency to be forwarded to the Civil Rights Division at WRO. It is necessary that the information be sufficient to determine the identity of the agency or individual towards which the complaint is directed, and to indicate the possibility of a violation. Anonymous complaints should be handled as any other complaints.
3. Verbal Complaints
In the event a complainant makes the allegations verbally or through a telephone conversation and refuses or is not inclined to place such allegations in writing, the person to whom the allegations are made shall write up the elements of the complaint for the complainant. Every effort should be made to have the complainant provide the following information.
Exhibit 10 in Center Manual
All discrimination complaints must be documented in the Civil Rights complaint log
Log must be dated with Year and kept for 3 years + current FY, even if no complaints have been received
Topics to cover:
Poster must be placed in a prominent area where participants and potential participants have ready access
Informational Materials that require the Non-discrimination Statement include:
This institution is an
equal opportunity provider.
Sample CR Binder could look something like this:
Separate sections for: