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Currently, a set of decades-old federal rules (known as the Uniform Guidance) impede cities and states from using innovative programs in the procurement process that can amplify the benefit of federal funds for communities.

The procurement process can be a powerful tool to address historic inequities and uplift millions of struggling people—particularly people of color—but current rules inhibit this ability.

With trillions of dollars set to be spent on infrastructure projects, it’s critical that we act now. By updating and clarifying the Uniform Guidance, we can allow cities and states to maximize the benefits of federal investments for our local communities.

Download our fact sheet to learn more about our proposed solutions and how you can take action.

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