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Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. Table of Contents,Introduction 3,Module 1 Civil Rights and Your Program 5. Concept and Purpose 6,USDA FNS Protected Classes 6. Examples of Unlawful Discrimination 7,Training Your Staff 7. Why F N Requires Civil Rights Training 8,Recommended Training Format 8. Civil Rights Questions and Resources 8, Module 2 Available F N Nutrition Assistance Programs 9.
F N Nutrition Assistance Programs 10,Important Point 11. Module 3 Public Notification 12,Public Notification System Purpose 13. Notification of Media Outlets and the Public 13,And Justice for All Posters 13. Module 4 Program Accessibility 16,Types of Program Accessibility 17. Physical Accessibility 17,Meal Modifications 18,Language Accommodations 18.
Self Evaluation of Services 19,Module 5 Customer Service Complaints 20. Customer Service 21,Complaints 23,Conflict Resolution 23. Module 6 Additional Important Information 25,Data Collection 26. Civil Rights Coordinators 26,Administrative and Site Compliance Reviews 26. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 2. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. INTRODUCTION,Modules Summary Overview,Module 1 Civil Rights and Your 10 min.
Program According to USDA Civil Rights training is required. annually for all personnel part time and full time. Module 2 Available F N 5 min assisting with all Child Nutrition Programs funded. Nutrition Assistance Programs, through USDA FNS This training assists Contracting. Module 3 Public Notification 10 min Entities fulfill this requirement and includes all required. Module 4 Program Accessibility 10 min, Module 5 Customer Service 15 min Acknowledgment Statement. and Complaints, Module 6 Additional Important 10 min You understand and acknowledge that. Information the training you are about to take does not cover. Total Class Time 1 hr the entire scope of the program and that. you are responsible for knowing and, Participant Materials understanding all handbooks manuals alerts. Participant Guide notices and guidance as well as any other forms. of communication that provide further guidance, Acronyms clarification or instruction on operating the.
USDA United States Department of Agriculture program. FNS Food Nutrition Services,TDA Texas Department of Agriculture. F N Food and Nutrition,CE Contracting Entity,CACFP Child and Adult Care Food Program. NSLP National School Lunch Program,SBP School Breakfast Program. SFSP Summer Food Service Program,FDP Food Distribution Programs. TEXCAP Texas Commodity Assistance Program,CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
SMP Special Milk Program,FFVP Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. SFMNP Senior Farmer s Market Nutrition, Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 3. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 4. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. MODULE 1 CIVIL RIGHTS AND YOUR PROGRAM,Topic Objective. Module 1 Introduction o Participants will be able to analyze their own. and other s behaviors to ensure compliance with,USDA FNS Protected Classes. Civil Rights regulations,Examples of Unlawful Discrimination.
Training Your Staff,Why F N Requires Civil Rights Training. Recommended Training Format,Civil Rights Questions and Resources. Total Class Time 10 min, Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 5. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. CONCEPT AND PURPOSE, This workbook has been developed to provide CEs operating one or more of USDA s FNS programs. administered through TDA s F N Division with basic guidance and information on civil rights. compliance requirements in the administration of these programs CEs include entities contracted. directly with TDA school food authorities sponsored sites and sub agencies. This workbook is prepared as a self study course or a trainer s guide and provides you with the. information to meet the basic Civil Rights requirements. USDA FNS PROTECTED CLASSES, As an administrator of one or more F N programs you are responsible for ensuring that everyone has.
equal access to the program s you administer Federal law prohibits discrimination in program. administration based on the following USDA protected classes. National origin,Disability, Discrimination is the treatment or consideration of or making a distinction in favor or against a person. based on the group class or category to which that person belongs Unlawful discrimination in any. form is strictly prohibited whether a program is fully or partially federally funded Unlawful. discrimination can be intentional or unintentional. CEs MUST strictly adhere to and enforce the provisions of the Civil Rights laws and regulations. contained and described in their program handbook This training is a general overview regarding Civil. Rights within F N programs, Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 6. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. EXAMPLES OF UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION, There are different types of discrimination and in Civil Rights unlawful discrimination could be. demonstrated by the following, Giving one group or type of participants larger or extra helpings of food while not providing the. same to other groups or types of participants i e serving boys larger portions than girls. Separating genders i e putting the girls separate from the boys. Closing programs in areas easily accessible by all groups i e for budget reasons you need to. close a service location and select a location that is easily accessed by all program participants. while keeping a location that is not easily accessible by some of your program participants This. could include participants who use public transportation live far away from the location that will. stay open etc, Failing to provide children with special needs accommodating meals Please see your program.
handbook to determine if this example applies to you and for additional information about. providing meals to persons with special needs, Failing to provide program information to all potential program participants i e not distributing. program information in a language specific to the population of the service area such as Spanish. or Vietnamese,TRAINING YOUR STAFF, You must give civil rights training to all levels of staff contractors volunteers etc involved in any. aspect of the F N program s you operate This training must be given to all new staff contractors. volunteers etc before they begin any program related duties and annually to all tenured staff. contractors volunteers etc, In addition you must document your training efforts as part of the documentation and record keeping. requirements Specifics regarding documentation and record keeping requirements are available in your. program handbook but must include at a minimum,Trainer s name. Training date, Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 7.
Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. Title of training,Topics covered,Participant s names and. Participant s signatures,WHY F N REQUIRES CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING. Civil Rights laws were enacted to remedy certain basic inequities in the legal political and social. systems of our nation In addition these laws clarify the forms in which Civil Rights violations occur. and spell out the penalties and sanctions for failure to provide all affected persons with Equal justice. under the law, F N programs are funded by federal dollars with USDA serving as the pass through agency Since. these dollars are drawn from taxpayers across the nation taxpayers are entitled to equal use of the. programs In essence the tax dollars are to be used for the benefit of ALL eligible persons. RECOMMENDED TRAINING FORMAT, It is highly recommended that you conduct civil rights training as a group process Facilitation of this. material in a group setting increases the likelihood of group discussion and enhanced understanding of. the material,CIVIL RIGHTS QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES, There may be occasions when you are unsure about a certain situation or how a situation relates to your.
program compliance with civil rights In these instances please contact your F N Community. Operations Office School Operations or Commodity Distribution Specialist. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 8. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. MODULE 2 AVAILABLE F N NUTRITION ASSISTANCE,Topic Objectives. F N Assistance Programs o The learner will be able to identify USDA FNS. programs offered by TDA F N,Important Point,Total Class Time 5 min. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 9. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. F N NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, There are eleven unique food service programs administered by F N F N contracts with public and. private nonprofit organizations to operate nutrition assistance programs These contracting entities CE. either operate the program s directly or sponsor the programs in qualifying sites. Child and Adult Care Food Programs CACFP, CACFP helps child and adult day care facilities and family day homes to improve the nutritional. quality of the meals they provide to the individuals receiving services at their facilities. National School Lunch NSLP Program including Seamless Summer. NSLP provides lunch during the school day to children These programs encourage healthy. eating habits and promote meals using locally produced agricultural foods and donated. commodities The Seamless Summer Program option enables schools to continue to operate. NSLP during the summer months,School Breakfast Programs SBP.
SBP provides breakfast during the school day to children SBP operates in the same manner as. Summer Food Service Program SFSP, SFSP helps sponsors such as school districts Boys and Girls Clubs YMCAs and summer camps. to administer the program and provide food to feeding sites Feeding sites serve food to children. Community partners help with outreach volunteers resources and sports recreation activities. Food Distribution Programs FDP Texas Commodity Assistance Program TEXCAP and. Commodity Supplemental Food Program CSFP, A group of programs that provide USDA donated commodities to low income individuals and. families public and private schools summer food service programs food banks and soup. Special Milk Program SMP, SMP is a federally assisted program providing milk to children in schools and childcare. institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs The program. reimburses schools and childcare institutions for milk they serve. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 10. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program FFVP, FFVP is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in. participating elementary schools during the school day The goal of FFVP is to improve. children s overall diet and create healthier eating habits to influence their present and future. Senior Farmer s Market Nutrition Program SFMNP, The SFMNP program allows qualified participants to purchase nutritious fresh fruits and.
vegetables using SFMNP vouchers from participating farmers market associations to improve. their diets,Food Assistance for Disaster Relief, This program only activates during disasters or emergencies. These programs are administered in Texas by TDA F N and play a vital role in providing good. nutrition for eligible children and adults,IMPORTANT POINT. Because there are a variety of programs and sites that receive this training not all examples in this. workbook apply to all, If you have questions about the information provided contact your F N Community Operations Office. School Operations or Commodity Distribution Specialist Contact information can be found at. http www squaremeals org About ContactFoodandNutrition aspx. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 11. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Participant Guide. MODULE 3 PUBLIC NOTIFICATION,Topic Objectives, Public Notification System Purpose o Participants will be able to prepare appropriate. Notification of Media Outlets and the Public notification for the public and media outlets. o Participants will be able to appropriately place. And Justice for All Posters,And Justice for All posters as required by.
Nondiscrimination Statement Uses and regulation, Compliant Filing Procedures o Participants will be able to design program. Total Class Time 10 min materials and other items appropriately utilizing. the nondiscrimination statement and complaint,filing procedures. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 12. Civil Rights Training for Contracting Entities Civil Rights Self Study Training Particip. Texas Department of Agriculture Revised 04 11 2014 1 CIVIL RIGHTS SELF STUDY TRAINING CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING FOR CONTRACTING ENTITIES PARTICIPANT

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