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Accessibility Statement

USDA Rural Development is committed to providing web site functionality and content that is accessible to all individuals - with or without disabilities. To meet this commitment, we comply with the electronic and information technology (EIT) accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794).

Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether members of the general public or Federal employees) have access to, and use of, information and data, comparable to individuals without disabilities - unless it imposes an undue burden on the responsible Federal department or agency. In such cases, alternative means or formats may be used to accommodate individual circumstances.

At USDA Rural Development, we design our web sites to meet or exceed Section 508 accessibility guidelines, striving to improve the experience for all of our users, including the support of adaptive technologies, such as screen readers. We regularly review our web sites for Section 508 compliance, taking remedial action when needed.

Contact Information:

If you have comments and/or questions related to USDA Rural Development's Section 508 program please contact: RD Section 508 Coordinator, phone: 202-692-0228; or USDA Section 508 Coordinator

If you require assistance or wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on this website, please contact:

USDA Rural Development Helpdesk

Phone: 800-457-3642
select USDA Applications (Press 2);
then select Rural Development (Press 2)

Additional instructions for using Adobe Acrobat® PDF files; use of Microsoft PowerPoint® and Microsoft Word® files; and requesting alternative formats are available.

USDA's Accessibility Statement