Extension receives federal funding from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and other sources. As a result, Extension is accountable for compliance with specific federal nondiscrimination laws and policies. These laws and policies prohibit discrimination in Extension programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Below are foundational resources to assist Extension colleagues in understanding their civil rights obligations.
Civil Rights Compliance Manual
Guidance MemosJuly 2021 Memo to Area Extension Directors on Civil Rights 101 Training and Compliance Manual
History and Policy