Federal agencies commit to making government services accessible to underserved communities

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The Biden administration unveiled a series of action plans outlining government strategies to advance equity and racial justice in underserved communities.

The White House said Thursday that more than 90 federal departments and agencies have released their equity action plans that detail their commitment to making federal services more accessible to all Americans in accordance with an executive order from President Joe Biden signed on first day of his term.

The Department of Defense plans to develop a more diverse workforce for artificial intelligence research and development projects by increasing investments in minority-serving institutions and historically black colleges and universities.

A new plan from the Small Business Administration aims to help businesses and entrepreneurs in underserved communities secure capital and resources by streamlining program applications.

Another NASA plan aims to increase the participation of entrepreneurs and businesses from underserved communities in the space agency’s procurement efforts and improve grants and cooperative agreements.

The Ministries of Labour, Housing and Urban Development, Transport, Justice, Commerce, and Health and Human Services also presented their plans to advance equity in underserved communities.

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