Mar, 03, 2023

Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

President Biden signed an Executive Order to strengthen the federal government’s ability to address the barriers that under-resourced communities face. It includes an array of strategies designed to increase the federal government’s capacity to advance equity and builds on Executive Order 13985, which instructed federal agencies to conduct equity assessments, by requiring agencies to produce an annual public Equity Action Plan. The Order also directs agencies to increase engagement with under-resourced communities through culturally and linguistically appropriate listening sessions, outreach events or requests for information, during the development and implementation of the agencies’ Equity Action Plans, annual budget submissions, and grants and funding opportunities.