The following information is requested by the Federal Government in order to monitor
compliance with Federal Laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants seeking to
participate in the program. You are not required to furnish this information, but are
encouraged to do so. This information will not be used in evaluating your application or
to discriminate against you in any way. However, if you choose not to furnish it, we are
required to note the race/national origin of the individual applicants on the basis of
visual observation of surname.