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The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

In accordance with Presidential Executive Order 13779, federal agencies are required to prepare annual plans describing efforts to strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of historically black colleges and universities, creating more favorable conditions under which they compete for federal and private sector opportunities. In furtherance of these objectives, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities requested these Statements of Federal Agency Priorities, setting forth areas of opportunity for FY19 in connection with implementation of the executive order. In keeping with the requirement to yearly submit updated annual plans, federal agencies also will continue to build upon these priorities, providing annual updated statements.

These statements of priorities inform areas of focus and emphasis, providing historically black colleges and universities and the private sector with useful information to target their outreach to and engagement with federal agencies.