The Benefits of Increased Equity in Federal Contracting

The U.S. Federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Federal government purchases—called procurement—can have a substantial impact on the success of small businesses, especially those owned by underrepresented people. This issue brief analyzes disaggregated data, provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), on current Federal government procurement practices.…

Readout of Interagency Task Force Meeting on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE)

Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice convened a meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE). The Task Force, which was created by President Biden in June, consists of senior leaders from the Cabinet and independent agencies within the…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces New Investments to Support COVID-19 Response and Recovery Efforts in the Hardest-Hit and High-Risk Communities and Populations as COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Submits Final Report

Over the past ten months, we have made tremendous progress in our effort to protect and uplift the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. Deaths have declined by nearly 90% in Black, brown, and Indigenous communities. The gap in vaccination rates between Black and Latino/Hispanic adults and white adults has closed. Nearly 100% of schools are open…

Fact Sheet: National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

The Biden-Harris Administration issues first-ever national gender strategy to advance the full participation of all people – including women and girls – in the United States and around the world. [Click here to read the Gender Strategy Report] President Biden and Vice President Harris believe that advancing gender equity and equality is fundamental to every…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Black People and Communities Across the Country

From the first day in office and every day since, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken a historic approach to advancing racial equity, including directing every agency across the whole of the federal government to address the lasting impacts of systemic racism on Black communities. For generations, entrenched disparities in our society and economy, at times…

Executive Order on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  Educational opportunity is a fundamental element of the American promise.  The United States Supreme Court recognized in 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education that education…

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Launches “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge”

Science and technology must include and benefit all of America, OSTP calls on the American public to help make this a reality Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is launching The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge. OSTP Director Eric Lander is asking the American…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Latino Communities Across the Country

President Biden knows that America’s future prosperity and global leadership is tied to the success of Latino families and communities. Latinos must receive equitable opportunities to share in the recovery from the pandemic and the investments we are making to build back better than before. After four years of attacks on Latino families and communities,…

ICYMI: CEQ Chair Brenda Mallory Spotlights Tribal Community Investments, Sustainable Transportation, Environmental Justice, and Outdoor Equity During Visit to Washington State

In case you missed it, White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory traveled to Washington State last week to meet with elected federal, state and local leaders, Tribes, and other community members to highlight opportunities through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the President’s Build Back Better Agenda to support investments in Tribal…

Readout of the Fifth Roundtable in “Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Series – The COVID-19 Pandemic and Overlapping Crises for Women and People with Gender Expansive Identities in STEM

Last Tuesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the fifth “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology” roundtable.  The session, entitled “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Overlapping Crises for Women and People with Gender Expansive Identities in STEM” focused on the structural barriers women, people with gender-expansive identities,…

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