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HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP)?
This application is for the CSFP Program. To determine if you qualify, you must submit this application to CAPECO. You must meet certain program requirements to participate in the program. This program allows specified nutritional foods and offers information on nutritional needs.
To apply, you must:
- Complete this form with all the necessary information;
- Self-declaration of income or no-income
- Show proof of statements you make on this form, specifically:
- Proof of residence
- Picture ID
HOW DO I APPLY FOR OTHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES?
You must contact: CAPECO located at 721 SE 3rd Suite D in Pendleton, OR. 97801 or the CAPECO office located at 1565 N First St. Space #1 in Hermiston, OR. 97838. You can also call CAPECO at 541-276-1926 if you want to apply for other services and programs offered by the agency.
HEARING RIGHTS FOR THE CSFP PROGRAM ONLY:
“Standards for participation in the Program are the same for everyone regardless or race, color, national origin, age, sex, and disabilities; you may appeal any decision made regarding your written denial or termination from the Program. If your application is approved, nutrition education will be made available to you and you are encouraged to participate.”
If you disagree with denial or termination of assistance, you can request a fair hearing within sixty (60) days of the decision by contacting CAPECO. A request for a fair hearing shall be personally presented, either orally or in writing. A request for an information review must include: 1) Name, address and contact phone number, 2) the reason for the grievance, 3) the action of relief sought.
A hearings officer will arrange a date, time and place convenient to both you and CAPECO. In preparing for the hearing you have the right to examine any documents, including records and regulations that are directly relevant to the hearing. You have the right to be represented by counsel or any other person chosen as your representative. You have the right to a private hearing unless you request a public hearing. You have the right to cross-examine all witnesses. The hearings officer must render a decision within fourteen (14) days of the hearing. If you disagree with the decision of the hearing officer, you may pursue a judicial review.
Racial and/or ethnic data collected on this form have no effect on the eligibility determination of the household. Thank you for filling out this form as accurately and completely as possible. The federal government is requesting this information in order to monitor compliance with the federal statutes that prohibit federally assisted programs from discriminating against applicants on this basis. Information obtained will be kept confidential and used for statistical analysis only. Racial and ethnic information is voluntary.
The local agency will make nutrition education available to all adult participants, and to parents or caretakers of infant and child participants, and will encourage them to participate. The local agency will provide information on other nutrition, health or assistance programs, and make referrals as appropriate.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Notice of Beneficiary Rights
Because this program is supported in whole or in part by financial assistance from the Federal Government, we are required to let you know that—
- We may not discriminate against you on the basis of religion or religious belief, a refusal to hold a religious belief, or a refusal to attend or participate in a religious practice;
- We may not require you to attend or participate in any explicitly religious activities that are offered by us, and any participation by you in these activities must be purely voluntary;
- We must separate in time or location any privately funded explicitly religious activities from activities supported with USDA direct assistance;
- If you object to the religious character of our organization, we must make reasonable efforts to identify and refer you to an alternate provider to which you have no objection. We cannot guarantee, however, that in every instance, an alternate provider will be available; and
- You may report violations of these protections (including denials of services or benefits) by an organization to the State agency (FAP.CSFP-TEFAP@state.or.usThe State agency will respond to the complaint and report the alleged violations to their respective USDA FNS Regional Office (http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns-regional-offices).
We must provide you with this written notice before you enroll in our program or receive services from the program, as required by 7 CFR part 16.