Notice Inviting Public Input on Executive Order 13985, 36531 [2021-14735]

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ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with Executive Order 13985 of January 20, 2021, the Corporation for National and Community Service, operating as AmeriCorps, is inviting public comment from any interested party, including current and former AmeriCorps program award recipients, regarding any barriers that they, or the communities they served, faced in accessing benefits and services offered by AmeriCorps’ programs. SUMMARY: To be considered, public comments must be received electronically no later than midnight eastern standard time (EST) on August 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted online at http:// www.regulations.gov; search for ‘‘Request for Information (RFI) from Non-Federal Stakeholders: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities.’’ Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, will be posted to the docket unchanged and available to view by the public. Documents and information supporting your comment may be submitted as attachments. Please provide your contact information or organization name on the web-based form for possible follow-up from AmeriCorps. There is a 5,000-character limit on comments and maximum khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 number (10) of attached files and maximum size (10 MB) of each attached file. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kiara Rhodes, Honors Attorney, AmeriCorps, at krhodes@cns.gov or (202) 937–6965. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985, ‘‘Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,’’ to address racial, economic, and other disparities faced by underserved communities in the United States. The Order requires Federal agencies to conduct an equity assessment. In furthering this Agency’s commitment to bringing together and serving all communities, AmeriCorps seeks general public input on the following: 1. Potential barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face to enrollment in and access to benefits and services in AmeriCorps programs; 2. Potential barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in taking advantage of Agency procurement and contracting opportunities; 3. Whether new policies, regulations, or guidance documents may be necessary to advance equity in Agency actions and programs; and 4. Knowledge of any offices or divisions within the Agency that are responsible for advancing civil rights or whose mandates specifically include serving underrepresented or disadvantaged communities. Dated: July 7, 2021. Fernando Laguarda, General Counsel. 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ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2021–SCC–0100. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the PRA Coordinator of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208C, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Karen Epps, 202–453–6337. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 130 (Monday, July 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Notice Inviting Public Input on Executive Order 13985

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Executive Order 13985 of January 20, 2021, 
the Corporation for National and Community Service, operating as 
AmeriCorps, is inviting public comment from any interested party, 
including current and former AmeriCorps program award recipients, 
regarding any barriers that they, or the communities they served, faced 
in accessing benefits and services offered by AmeriCorps' programs.

DATES: To be considered, public comments must be received 
electronically no later than midnight eastern standard time (EST) on 
August 2, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted online at http://www.regulations.gov; search for ``Request for Information (RFI) from 
Non-Federal Stakeholders: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for 
Underserved Communities.'' Comments submitted electronically, including 
attachments, will be posted to the docket unchanged and available to 
view by the public. Documents and information supporting your comment 
may be submitted as attachments. Please provide your contact 
information or organization name on the web-based form for possible 
follow-up from AmeriCorps. There is a 5,000-character limit on comments 
and maximum number (10) of attached files and maximum size (10 MB) of 
each attached file.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kiara Rhodes, Honors Attorney, 
AmeriCorps, at [email protected] or (202) 937-6965.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed 
Executive Order 13985, ``Advancing Racial Equity and Support for 
Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,'' to address 
racial, economic, and other disparities faced by underserved 
communities in the United States. The Order requires Federal agencies 
to conduct an equity assessment. In furthering this Agency's commitment 
to bringing together and serving all communities, AmeriCorps seeks 
general public input on the following:
    1. Potential barriers that underserved communities and individuals 
may face to enrollment in and access to benefits and services in 
AmeriCorps programs;
    2. Potential barriers that underserved communities and individuals 
may face in taking advantage of Agency procurement and contracting 
opportunities;
    3. Whether new policies, regulations, or guidance documents may be 
necessary to advance equity in Agency actions and programs; and
    4. Knowledge of any offices or divisions within the Agency that are 
responsible for advancing civil rights or whose mandates specifically 
include serving underrepresented or disadvantaged communities.

    Dated: July 7, 2021.
Fernando Laguarda,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2021-14735 Filed 7-9-21; 8:45 am]
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