On January 20, 2021, the President signed Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” Among other things, the Executive Order noted that government programs are designed to serve all eligible individuals. Accordingly, it directed all federal agencies to develop a plan for addressing any barriers to full and equal participation in their programs and their procurement and contracting opportunities.

The ACHP developed its ACHP Equity Action Plan in accordance to the Executive Order. As further detailed in the plan, the ACHP will enhance agency expertise on equity issues, further develop its “Building a More Inclusive Preservation Program” (BAMIPP) initiative, continue its Native American Program, and design, market, and provide Section 106 training to nontribal, underserved communities.

Learn more about the Administration’s Equity Agenda.

Learn more about government-wide equity efforts.