Nondiscrimination Policy

 

Policy Statement

Northern Initiatives (NI) is one of the leading Community Development Financial Institutions in the Midwest. We provide customers with information and financial services to support entrepreneurs and the competitiveness of their enterprises. Northern Initiatives is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider and Employer. We are committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Washington DC 20250-9410.

 

Individuals who have a limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English are Limited English Proficient (LEP). Northern Initiatives takes reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to the benefits, services, information, and other important portions of our programs and activities for individuals who are LEP. NI supports the goals of the Executive Order directing agencies to ensure that supported agencies have developed a Language Assistance Plan.