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File #: 21-1764    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request for approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Budget Management, Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity, Community Services, and the Commissioners Court's Analyst's Office for approval of an Equity Framework applicable to projects funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
Attachments: 1. 21-1764-ARPA Equity Framework REVISED
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: David Berry, Executive Director, Budget Management Department
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Prepared By: Pamela Chan, Executive Director, Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity Dr. Adrienne M. Holloway, Executive Director, Community Services Department Leah Barton, Senior Director, Budget Management Department Katie Short, Director, Commissioners Court's Analyst's Office

Subject: COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Equity Framework
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Purpose and Request:
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Request by Budget Management, Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity, Community Services, and the Commissioners Court's Analyst's Office for approval of an Equity Framework applicable to projects funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
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Background and Discussion:
On March 30th, 2021, Commissioners Court approved a motion directing the Budget Management Department, the Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity, the Community Services Department, and the Commissioners Court's Analyst's Office to create an Equity Framework for use in guiding investments funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The attached Equity Framework describes goals and strategies for advancing equity in the selection, development, implementation, and evaluation of projects funded by ARPA.

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Alignment with Strategic Objective: This Equity Framework is aligned with the overall Harris County vision of building "a more d...

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